Bellanca Skyrocket II

Bellanca Skyrocket II

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name=19-25 Skyrocket II

caption=Skyrocket II under aerodynamic evaluation by NASA.
type=Utility aircraft
first flight=March 1975
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The Bellanca 19-25 Skyrocket II was a prototype light airplane built in the United States in the 1970s. Despite its advanced design and exceptionally good performance, it never achieved certification or entered production. The aircraft was the result of Giuseppe Bellanca's son, August attempting to revive the original Bellanca company in the 1970s with an all-new design. The Skyrocket II was a six-seat, low-wing cantilever monoplane of conventional configuration with retractable tricycle undercarriage. It was constructed of composite materials, an advanced feature for its time, and test flying proved it to be extremely fast in the air. Within months of its first flight, the prototype claimed five world airspeed records for an aircraft in its class, all of which still stand in 2007. The aircraft attracted the attention of NASA, which conducted an aerodynamic analysis of the design, in order to investigate natural laminar flow as a factor of its high performance.

Plans to produce the aircraft commercially were scrapped due to the downturn in the civil aviation market in the United States in the early 1980s. In the mid-1990s, plans were made to resurrect the design by selling it in revised kitplane form as the Skyrocket III to help fund a new certification programme, but these did not materialise.

pecifications (Skyrocket II)

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crew=one pilot
capacity=5 passengers
length m=8.23
length ft=27
length in=0
span m=10.67
span ft=35
span in=0
dia m=
dia ft=
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height m=2.74
height ft=9
height in=0
wing area sqm=17.0
wing area sqft=183
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aspect ratio=
empty weight kg=1,129
empty weight lb=2,490
gross weight kg=1,905
gross weight lb=4,200

eng1 number=1
eng1 type=Continental GTSIO-520F
eng1 kw= 325
eng1 hp= 435
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max speed kmh=547
max speed mph=340
max speed mach=
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range km=3,700
range miles=2,300
endurance h=
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ceiling m=9,100
ceiling ft=30,000
glide ratio=
climb rate ms=10.6
climb rate ftmin=2,080
sink rate ms=
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* "Bellanca SkyRocket back on launch pad" "Flight International" April 12, 1996.
* Wynbrandt, James. "AviaBellanca SkyRocket gets Orenda power" "General Aviation News" August 7, 1998.
* [ manufacturer's website]
* [ Fédération Aéronautique Internationale records page for this aircraft]
* [ Summary of NASA test programme]

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