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Max. Speed (Vne):
19 ft. 9 in.
22 ft. 0 in
56 U.S. gals.
The Giles 202 is a two seat kit built aircraft with a four cylinder engine, designed by Richard Giles, and manufactured by Akrotech Aviation. Giles also designed a single seat four cylinder engine aircraft and a single seat six cylinder engine aircraft. Although the kits are no longer produced, Dent Air Co. supplies replacement parts.
The Lycoming four cylinder engine fitted to the Giles 202 is usually modified to produce additional power. *The aircraft has a continuous roll rate of about 500 degrees per second, said to be the most of any aircraft in the world.
Flying the aircraft is said to be a very pleasant experience. Pilots remark that the control feel is light in all flight aspects and that the aircraft is easy to land. Because the Giles 202 is a tail dragger, forward visibility is limited.
One of the best known Giles 202 aircraft is flown by Matt Hall. In 2005, flying the aircraft, he won the New South Wales Aerobatic Trophy. It was during the same year that the aircraft began performing at air shows.
It appears that a total of over 25 Giles 202 aircraft were built.
There are plans of the RC Giles 202 for sale from Wendell Hostetler. It has a wingspan of 92.4 in., a length of 83 in., and weighs around 23 lbs. From 4 to 6 c.i.d. engines are needed to power it.
There are still larger plans of the Giles 202 from Wendell Hostetler. Wingspan of the giant scale model is 110.8 in and length is 99 1/2 in. You will need from 7 to 8.8 c.i.d. engines to pull the approximately 35 lb. model.
G & L Hobbies has the RC Giles 202 kit. Its wingspan is 110.5 in. and length is 98 in. The fuselage is two piece fiberglass with the wings made from foam. It can be powered by an 120 to 160 cc gas engine. Weight is around 39 lbs.
The RC Giles 202 ARF from Phoenix Models has all-wood construction. Its wingspan is 53 in. and length is 54 in. To pull its 6 lb. all-up weight through the sky you will need a .46 two cycle or .53 four cycle engine.
The RC Giles 202 ARF for sale from Ultra RC wingspan is 76 in. and length is 73 in. Construction materials are balsa and ply. It comes in two color schemes. Engines can be from 1.40 to 2.10 two cycle or 30 cc to 50 cc gas. Weight is around 10 1/2 lbs.
There is a Giles 202 from Cyclone Technology for sale with a 76 in. wingspan and a 70 in. length. Engine choices for the approximately 11 1/2 lb. model are 1.08 to 1.60 two stroke, 1.40 four stroke, or from 40 to 50 cc gas.