Steen Skybolt

The Steen Skybolt is an American homebuilt aerobatic biplane. Designed by teacher Lamar Steen as a high school engineering project, the prototype first flew in October 1970.

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General characteristics

Crew: one

Capacity: one passenger

Length: 19 ft 0 in (5.79 m)

Wingspan: 24 ft 0 in (7.32 m)

Height: 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)

Empty weight: 1,080 lb (490 kg)

Max takeoff weight: 1,650 lb (748 kg)

Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming HO-360-B1B piston, 180 hp (130 kW)

Performance

Maximum speed: 145 mph (233 km/h, 126 kn)

Cruise speed: 130 mph (210 km/h, 110 kn)

Range: 450 mi (720 km, 390 nmi)

Rate of climb: 2,500 ft/min (13 m/s)