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Aviat Aircraft Husky A-1




The Husky A1-A, conceptually based on the Piper Super Cub, is a completely new design, created in 1986 and fully certified in 1987. By 2008 over 650 had been made and were in use all over the world.


A-1C Husky

The taildragger Husky A-1B continues the tradition with tremendous short and soft field abilities even with a healthy load and functions on wheels, floats or skis.
Aviat refined the design in 2005, improving the ailerons and flaps, as well as offering the Husky with an optional 200 hp powerplant and composite, 82-inch propeller.
The FAR 23 certified A-1B Husky takes off in 200 feet and lands in 350 feet fully loaded. On water takeoff it takes six seconds. With a useful load of 800 pounds, 20,000 ft service ceiling, top speed of 145 miles per hour, 33 miles per hour power on stall and 800 nautical mile range.

The A-1C increases its useful load by 192 pounds, and can carry up to 842 lbs, and can fly 800 miles without refueling. 60% Span semi-fowler flaps allow shorter take-offs and landings and removal of spades and the installation of advanced performance ailerons stability during flight, as well as during take-offs and landings. The aileron is mass and aerodynamically balanced. The aileron has a deeper chord and shorter span.

The A-1C has a stick force pressure that is about four pounds. Designed to provide three flap settings, 10°, 20° and 30°, the handle activates the flaps with considerably shorter travel. The leverage point for deployment is always in front of the pilot. The handle offers better leverage, takes less effort and is less cumbersome to operate.
The A-1B-160, A-1C-180 and 200 were designed to meet rigid government specs. It is certified to fly with a gross weight in excess of a full ton.

Optional is the 200hp Lycoming IO-360 A1D6 engine in place of the standard 180 hp O-360 engine. The IO-360 is equipped with a positive-flow fuel injection system that offers much better fuel distribution. Fuel injection also eliminates the requirement for carburetor heat and its associated controls. This IO-360 is an angle valve engine, as opposed to the parallel valve O-360. The IO-360 used in the Husky is equipped with a mass-balanced crankshaft. The IO-360 weighs some 23 pounds more than an O-360, due largely to the mass balancers. The 80" Hartzell Constant Speed propeller comes standard. Also available with this engine package, is the 205cm MT propeller, which is close to 20 pounds lighter than a metal prop. The lighter prop makes the basic weight of the 200-hp powerplant package nearly unchanged from a 180-hp model with a metal prop.

The 200-hp installation includes a second oil cooler and a cowl flap to better manage engine temperatures. The switch to an angle valve engine, the addition of the cowl flap, and other modifications wouldn't fit in a standard Husky cowling, so Aviat designed a new cowling.

Aviat were one of the first manufacturers to introduce the airbag in an aircraft. The airbags are much like those found in automobiles. The difference being that the Husky’s airbags deploy away from the pilot or passenger. Airbags are mounted in seat belt webbing and follow the path of least resistance, beginning with zero pressure in the bag.

Aviat Husky A-1B-200
Engine: Lycoming IO-360-A1D6, 200 hp
TBO: 2000 hrs
Propeller: MTV-15-B/205-58
Wingspan: 35 ft. 6 in.
Overall length: 22 ft. 7 in.
Height: 7 ft. 5 in.
Wing area: 183 sq. ft
Wing loading: 10.9(lbs./sq. ft
Power loading: 10 lbs./hp
Airfoil: Modified Clark Y
Landing gear type: Fixed tailwheel
Gross weight: 2000 lb
Max landing weight: 2000 lb
Empty weight, std.: 1320 lb
Useful load, std.: 680 lb
Fuel capacity, std.: 52 USG
Baggage capacity: 50 lb
Payload, full std. fuel: 380 lb
Seating: 2
Cabin width: 48 in
Cabin height: 27 in
Max range: 828 nm
Dirty stall speed: 53kt
Best rate of climb, SL: 1700 fpm
Service ceiling: 20,000 ft
Takeoff ground roll: 265 ft
Takeoff over 50 ft: 780 ft
Landing ground roll: 398 ft
Landing over 50 ft: 1025 ft

Aviat A-1B-180

Engine: Lycoming O-360-A1P, 180 hp
TBO: 2000 hr
Fuel: 100LL
Propeller: Hartzell CS 76 in
Landing Gear type: Conv. (bungees)
Max ramp weight: 2000 lb
Gross weight: 2000lb
Empty weight, std.: 1190lb
Max landing weight: 2000 lb
Usable fuel, std.: 50 USgal
Wingspan: 35 ft. 6 in.
Overall length: 22 ft. 6 in.
Height: 6 ft. 8 in.
Wing area: 183 sq. ft
Wing loading: 10.9 lb/sq. ft
Airfoil: Modified Clark Y/USA 35B
Power loading: 10 lb/hp
Wheel track: 6 ft. 7 in.
Wheel size: 8.00 x 6 in (31-in. tundra, optional)
Seating capacity: 2
Cabin doors: 1
Cabin width: 24 in
Cabin height: 49 in
Baggage capacity: 50lb
Cruise speed 75% power @6,500 ft: 121 kt
Cruise speed 55% power @6,500 ft: 113 kt
Max range (with reserve) 75% power: 617 nm
Max range (with reserve) 55% power: 645 nm
Stall speed (gear, flaps down, power off): 37kt
Stall speed (gear, flaps down, power on): 29 kt
Best rate of climb: 1500 fpm
Service ceiling): 20,000 ft
Takeoff ground roll: 150 ft
Landing ground roll: 250 ft
Flaps Extend Speed: 80 mph
Aft Stowage: 9.3 cubic feet /30 pounds


Engine: Lycoming O-360-A1P, 200 hr
TBO: 2000hr
Propeller: CS Hartzell
Overall length: 22 ft. 7 in.
Overall height: 7 ft. 5 in.
Wingspan: 35 ft. 6 in.
Wing area: 183 sq. ft
Wing loading: 12 lb/sq. ft
Power loading: 11 lb/hp
Cabin width: 27 in
Cabin height: 48 in
Empty weight, std.: 1320 lb
Gross weight, std.: 2200 lb
Useful load, std.: 880 lb
Payload, full fuel: 580 lb
Fuel capacity: 50 USgal
Baggage capacity: 50 lb
Seats: 2 (tandem)   
Cruise speed, 75% power: 144 mph
Range, 55% power: 828 sm
Best rate of climb, SL: 1700 fpm
Takeoff ground roll: 265 ft
Takeoff over 50 ft obstacle: 780 ft
Landing ground roll: 398 ft
Landing over 50 ft obstacle: 1025 ft
Vx: 67 mph
Vy: 73 mph
Va: 113 mph
Vne: 153 mph
Vso: 53 mph


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