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One of the most unique ultralight flying machines ever produced has to be the Mitchell A-10. It was first introduced in 1982 as I hang glider, and its sister ship the B-10 which featured wood construction was flying years before that.

The A-10 is a tricycle gear flying wing, with the engine mounted in the back. The 34'4" cantilevered aluminum wing is foldable for transport and storage.

The A-10 has been powered by a number of engines, including the Rotax 447 and the single cylinder Zenoah. It will fly all day long at 55 mph and has a stall speed of 27 mph.

Takeoff distance from a smooth runway is less than 200 feet with the landing distance needed about the same. Rate of climb, even with a smaller engines is over 600 ft./m.

The all aluminum 34'4" cantilevered wing has a wing area of 136 ft.?, which gives the A1- a glide ratio of 16 to 1. The A-10 has a gross weight of 535 pounds with an empty weight of 250, which allows for a pilot of 200 to 220 pounds and full fuel. Building times for the A-10 were reported to be approximately 150 hours.

While the A-10 is a great little airplane, it is also an airplane that most pilots will find difficult to fly. It is a very pitch sensitive aircraft and tends to float on landing. But glider pilots should feel right at home in it.

Wing Span 34 ft. 4 in.
Wing Area 136 sq. ft.
Empty Weight 250 lbs.
Gross Weight 535 lbs.
Maximum Speed 63 mph
Cruising Speed 58 mph
Maximum Rate of Climb 650 ft. per min.
Ceiling 12,000 ft.
Take Off Distance 225 ft.
Landing Distance 200 ft.
Range 151 mi.
Engine 23 hp Zenoah 242 cc

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