Acro Sport II

Two seater aerobatic homebuilt sportsplane

Acro Sport II 1
photo: Ian Kirk

The Acro Sport II is developed by Paul Poberezny in the 1970s as a two-seat aerobatic sportsplane for amateur construction. It is a two-place larger variant of its predecessor, single-place Acro Sport I. The aircraft is designed to be fitted with Lycoming engines rated at 115 to 200 horsepower.

Manufacturer:
Acro Sport
Country:
United States
Manufactured:
1975 to: Onward
ICAO:
ACR2
Price:

Specifications

Avionics:
Engine:
1x Lycoming O-360
Piston
Power:
180 horsepower
Max Cruise Speed:
132 knots
244 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
46 knots
Travel range:
370 Nautical Miles
685 Kilometers
Fuel Economy:
Service Ceiling:
20,000 feet
Rate of Climb:
1200 feet / minute
6.10metre / second
Take Off Distance:
340 metre - 1,115.47 feet
Landing Distance:
300 metre - 984.24 feet
Max Take Off Weight:
690 Kg
1,521 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
Max Payload:
210 Kg
463 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
30 gallon
114 litre
Baggage Volume:
Seats - Economy / General:
2 seats
Seats - Business Class:
Seats - First Class:
Cabin Height:
Cabin Width:
Cabin Length:
Exterior Length:
5.75 metre - 18.86 feet
Tail height:
2.03 metre - 6.66 feet
Fuselage Diameter:
.85 metre - 2.79 feet
Wing Span / Rotor Diameter:
6.60 metre - 21.65 feet
Wing Tips:
No Winglets
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Description

On July 9, 1978, the Acro Sport II took to the air for the first time. The Acro Sport II is designed by an American aviator and aircraft designer Paul Poberezny in the 1970s for amateur construction, following the single-place Acro Sport I. It is a shortspan biplane larger than its antecedent.

The aircraft has been licensed in the Experimental aircraft category by the Federal Aviation Administration. The Acro Sport II features a tailwheel-type landing gear and usually designed with an open flight deck and spatted main landing gear.

The wide undercarriage has larger wheels with a wheelbase of 4 meters. The entire aircraft is covered in fabric from Stits Polyfiber. The steel tube fuselage has an external length of 5.75 meters, an external height of 1.7 meters, a diameter of 0.85 meters.

It has a tail height of 2.03 meters. The wooden wing from Aircraft Spruce has a wingspan of 6.60 meters and a wing area of 14.12 square meters. The cockpit can accommodate up to around 110 kg. It is of tandem configuration for a cockpit and a passenger. The enlarged airframe was designed to carry more baggage.

The aircraft is powered by a single carbureted Lycoming O-360 engine. It is a four-cylinder, dual magneto, horizontally-opposed, piston engine with a wet sump oil system and an air-cooling system. The engine produces a maximum takeoff thrust of 180 horsepower. The Acro Sport II has an empty weight of 397 kg and a maximum takeoff weight of 690 kg.

The maximum payload is 210 kg and the fuel tank capacity id 30 US gallons. It has a maximum speed of 132 knots, a cruise speed of 107 knots, and a stall speed of 46 knots. The travel range is 370 nautical miles. It could climb up to 20,000 feet and could climb at a rate of 1,200 feet per minute. The takeoff distance is 340 meters while the landing distance is 300 meters.

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