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1974 Ford Racer

4,117 Wi1dSk7  9 months ago

This was Ford company's concept for entry in the 1974 Reno AirRaces. The forward landing gear was incorporated into the lower wings with a 30° dihedral. It was to be powered by a V-6 inline engine of the company's own design. Unfortunately the rules at the time restricted the engine by displacement. The Sorceress, a similar craft, was actually built and flown.

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Landing at 10% throttle.
Stall speed-95 IAS
Max Speed-572 IAS

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General Characteristics

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  • Wingspan 30.2ft (9.2m)
  • Length 29.0ft (8.8m)
  • Height 10.1ft (3.1m)
  • Empty Weight 2,067lbs (937kg)
  • Loaded Weight 4,834lbs (2,192kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.413
  • Wing Loading 18.1lbs/ft2 (88.5kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 266.9ft2 (24.8m2)
  • Drag Points 1930

Parts

  • Number of Parts 81
  • Control Surfaces 6