Chrislea Super Ace Aircraft



Super Ace, RV Smith from British Built Aircraft

Production Details

Design Company:

Chrislea Aircraft Ltd

First Flight:

September 1946

Ace:

1 - Chrislea Aircraft, Heston

Super Ace:

18 - Chrislea Aircraft, Exeter

Sky Jeep:

3 - Chrislea Aircraft, Exeter

Type Specification

Applies to:

Chrislea CH.3 Super Ace

Type:

Four seat light aircraft

Wing:

High wing semi-cantilever monoplane. All metal structure with fabric covering

Fuselage:

Fuselage of welded steel tube with fabric covering

Tail Unit:

Tailplane at rear of fuselage with twin fins and rudders on the ends

Landing Gear:

Fixed tricycle type undercarriage. Main gear attached to fuselage lower longeron, nose gear attached to engine bulkhead. Each unit has a single wheel

Power Plant:

One 145 hp de Havilland Gipsy Major 10 inline engine in the nose driving a two bladed propeller

Accommodation:

Two rows of two seats in enclosed cabin under wing

Dimensions

Span:

36 ft 0 in

Length:

21 ft 6 in

Height:

7 ft 7 in

Wing Area:

177 sq ft

Weights

Tare:

1,350 lb

All-up:

2,350 lb

Performance

Cruise Speed:

112 mph

Initial Climb:

750 ft/min

Range:

400 miles

Preserved in British Museums

None known

Web Sites

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