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 designated the G-200 and a single seat six cylinder engine aircraft designated the G-300. 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 roll rate of about 500 degrees per second, said to be the most of any aircraft in the world.
Lloyd Beaule, Canadian National Aerobatic Champion: “I have to look under the cowl and make sure there are only four cylinders under there! The performance of this airplane is absolutely amazing. The controls are so well harmonized, it leaves you speechless. This is a wonderful aerobatic airplane destined to achieve great things.
The Giles 202 in the photos is owned and flown by Andrew Wright of Austin, Tx. These photos were taken during his aerobatic performance at the 2010 Denton, Tx Airshow
Wingspan (ft) 22
Length (ft) 20
Height (in) 18
Empty weight (lbs) 950
Competition aerobatic weight (lbs) 1200
Power (hp) 150-230
Wing area (sq ft) 90
Stall speed, power off (kts) 51
Stall speed, power on (kts) 34
Max speed (kts) 220
strong>(Text from www.aviationtrivia.info or www.avialantic.com photos by Lynn Cromer)
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