MITCHELL WING
MITCHELL WING

Manufacturer

MITCHELL/WARR

Markings:

Peter McEvoy, 1993

Designation:

B-10

Registration:

N4232A

Serial Number:

285

MITCHELL/WARR B-10 MITCHELL WING

Designer Don Mitchell built his first airplane in 1929 while still in high school. Along with sailplane designer Hawley Bowlus he founded Bowlus Sailplanes Inc. in 1937. The company produced kit planes such as the "Baby Albatross." During World War II they built CG-4A gliders for the U.S. Army. The Mitchell Wing began as a foot-launched hang glider in 1975. Soon thereafter a powered version called the B-10 followed. This version is manufactured of wood, aluminum tubing, and fiberglass, covered with Ceconite fabric. The A-10 version is a factory built of all aluminum construction. Mitchell Wings have been used to set several distance and altitude records for microlight aircraft and hang gliders.

Specifications

  • Wingspan: 34 ft
  • Length: 8 ft
  • Height: 4 ft
  • Weight: 595 lbs (loaded)
  • Max. Speed: 65 mph
  • Service Ceiling: 12,000 ft
  • Range: 150 miles
  • Engines: 1 IAME 107ER with 27 horsepower
  • Crew: 1