Grumman

MODEL: GA-7 Cougar

The Gulfstream American GA-7 Cougar is an American all-metal, 4-seat, twin-engined light aircraft. The Cougar was a twin-engine development of the Gulfstream American AA-5B Tiger and traces its lineage to the AA-1 Yankee Clipper and the Bede BD-1.

 

General characteristics

  • Crew: one

  • Capacity: three passengers

  • Length: 28 ft 8 in (8.74 m)

  • Wingspan: 36 ft 10 in (11.23 m)

  • Height: 10 ft 4 in (3.15 m)

  • Wing area: 184 sq ft (17.1 m2)

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    Empty weight: 2,569 lb (1,165 kg)

  • Gross weight: 3,800 lb (1,724 kg)

  • Powerplant: 2 × Lycoming O-320-D1D four cylinder, horizontally-opposed aircraft engines, 160 hp (120 kW) each

 

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 168 kn (193 mph; 311 km/h)

  • Cruise speed: 160 kn (184 mph; 296 km/h) true airspeed

  • Stall speed: 63 kn (72 mph; 117 km/h) calibrated airspeed, flaps down

  • Never exceed speed: 188 kn (216 mph; 348 km/h) indicated airspeed

  • Minimum control speed: 61 kn (70 mph; 113 km/h) indicated airspeed

  • Range: 1,170 nmi (1,346 mi; 2,167 km) maximum economy with no reserves

  • Service ceiling: 17,400 ft (5,300 m)

  • Rate of climb: 1,150 ft/min (5.8 m/s)

  • Wing loading: 20.65 lb/sq ft (100.8 kg/m2)

  • Power/mass: 11.9 lb/hp (0.14 kg/kW)

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