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General Avia F22 Pinguino
General Avia F22C Pinguino - N92K
1995 General Avia F22C Pinguino
N92K (sn 006)
Photo taken July 27, 2010 @ Oshkosh (EAA AirVenture Fly-in), WI - USA (OSH / KOSH)
Photo © Marcel Siegenthaler

The General Avia F22 Pinguino was designed by Stelio Frati and is his 22nd design. The aircraft has been manufactured in four configurations, the "A" model with fixed gear, 116 hp Lycoming (O-235-N2C), & fixed prop, the "B" model same as the "A" but with uprated 160Hp Lycoming engine (O-320-D2A), the "R" model with retractable gear, the same 160 Hp Lycoming (O-320-D2A) and the "C" model with retractable gear, constant speed prop, and 180 HP Lycoming (IO-360-A1A). The aircraft has two side-by-side seats in an enclosed cockpit.

The F.22 is certified in the aerobatic category capable of from -3g to +6g. The "C" model is used by a Netherlands aerobatic display team called "Red Sensation".

They were manufactured briefly in Italy until 1998 when the factory closed down. The last manager at the factory was Maurizio Ruggiero at General Avia S.r.l. prior to the factory closing down. Only a single aircraft of this type exists on the UK register today with only 2 ever making it before the firms demise.

Specifications (General Avia F22 C)

General characteristics
Crew: 2
Length: 7.40 m (24 ft 3 in)
Wingspan: 8.50 m (27 ft 11 in)
Height: 2.84 m (9 ft 4 in)
Wing area: 10.82 m2 (116.5 sq ft)
Aspect ratio: 6.667:1
Empty weight: 640 kg (1,411 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 900 kg (1,984 lb)
Fuel capacity: 160 L
Powerplant: 1 × Textron Lycoming IO-360-A1A air-cooled flat-four, 130 kW (180 hp)

Maximum speed: 305 km/h (190 mph; 165 kn)
Stall speed: 100 km/h (62 mph; 54 kn) with flaps
Range: 1,400 km (870 mi; 756 nmi)
Service ceiling: 5,800 m (19,029 ft)
Rate of climb: 7.50 m/s (1,476 ft/min)

Last updated November 25, 2010
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