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    Skeeter 2


    From flight testing, it was clear that the Skeeter 1 was underpowered and that its cylinder heads became alarmingly hot after only 20 minutes or so. The Skeeter 2 was to address this by being equipped with a de Havilland Gypsy Major 20 engine. Apart from a more robust undercarriage, the biggest visual differences were the squaring off of the cabin glazing, so that it no longer enclosed the main rotor shaft and the change from a triangular section to a circular section tail boom, set at less inclined angle.


    Length: (m) 8.66
    Height: (m) 3.05
    Blades: 3
    Rotor diam.: (m) 9.75
    Disc area: (m2) 74.72
    Weight: (kgs) Empty: 544     Max: 816
    Speed: (km/h) Cruise: 145     Max: 153
    Range: (km) 298
    Ceiling: (m)     Max: 3350
    Rate/Climb: (m/min)

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    W.14/2 1949 G-ALUF

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