Kazratilar The tables from the manual were simply entered into pou spreadsheet and plotted. Once this number is known, the pilot can easily get the required indicated airspeed, and fly that speed at any altitude to maximize his range. No, create an account now. The later one is labeled for years and speeds are in both MPH and kts. Jan 1, Messages: There is no difference in airplane performance.
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The AA-2 design did not meet its performance goals during test-flying and only one was ever built. Still needing a four-seat aircraft to fill its product line, the company simply enlarged the external and cabin dimensions of the AA-1 Yankee to create the four-seater. Grumman continued production of the Traveler. The tail section remained unchanged. Changes were made to the engine cowling and baffling to reduce cooling drag, the exhaust system was redesigned, the main landing gear fairings were further improved, the ventral fin was eliminated, and the horizontal tail was enlarged to allow a larger center of gravity range.
The new variant was named the AA-5A Cheetah and was introduced as a model in late Grumman sold its light aircraft division to Gulfstream Aerospace in and the division was renamed Gulfstream American. Gulfstream continued production of the AA-5A until A total of Cheetahs were produced.
The Tiger was designed by Grumman engineers and was first produced in late as the model. Gulfstream ceased production of all piston-engined aircraft in and the highly successful Tiger design went out of production after aircraft had been delivered.
AG-5B Tiger[ edit ] For eleven years the design was not produced and then in the late s a new company was formed to produce the Tiger. American General Aviation Corporation carried out further design improvements including introducing a new split nose cowling engine cover that could be removed without removing the propeller, a new instrument panel, improved exterior lighting, a new fuel quantity indication system, a 28 volt electrical system replacing the older 14 volt system, a new-style throttle quadrant, and improvements to the heat and ventilation systems.
The redesigned aircraft was put into production under an amended type certificate as the American General AG-5B Tiger. The new company had considered producing AA-1s and AA-5A Cheetahs, but those plans were never fulfilled before it closed its doors in American General produced Tigers for model years —93 and delivered aircraft in that time.
The design has a strong following among pilots and aircraft owners and so, in , a new company was formed to put the Tiger back into production. Tiger Aircraft did not produce any other models of the AA-1 or AA-5 family, although they owned the type certificates for the complete line of aircraft.
By the middle of Tiger Aircraft was experiencing financial problems and production of AG-5Bs had been halted and production workers laid off. Entry for all four occupants is from the wing root over the canopy sill. Compared to competitive aircraft of the same era the AA-5s are noted for their light and pleasant handling characteristics as well as high cruising speed for the installed power. As derivatives of the original AA-1 Yankee, the AA-5 series share the same unique bonded aluminum wing and honeycomb fuselage that eliminates the need for rivets without sacrificing strength.
The main landing gear is fibreglass with a spring-steel nose gear tube. There is no nosewheel steering as the nosewheel is free-castering through degrees.
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