A light-weight homebuilt amphibian first flown in 1969.
Followed by Super Coot first flown in February 1971. Basic structure is of wood but the tailboom and tail unit can be of steel tube and fabric, wood monocoque or all-metal construction. The 'float-wing' configuration permits rough-water operation and all control surfaces are statically balanced. The wings, tailplane and elevators all fold. Over 400 Sooper-Coots are under construction, with 50 already flying.
| ENGINE||1 x 74kW|
| Take-off weight||840 kg||1852 lb|
| Empty weight||454 kg||1001 lb|
| Wingspan||11.0 m||36 ft 1 in|
| Length||6.1-6.7 m||20 ft 0 in - 22 ft 0 in|
| Height||2.5 m||8 ft 2 in|
| Wing area||16.7 m2||179.76 sq ft|
| Cruise speed||160-190 km/h||99 - 118 mph|
| Range||700 km||435 miles|
|Richard Steeves, coot42=charter.net, 01.03.2010|
The official web site for the Coot has much more information available to anyone who might be interested.
Check out http://www.coot-builders.com
|John Hill, hill8989=aol.com, 03.03.2008|
Is there a kit that may be available to build this airplane from.
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?