Orenco D2 / PW-3

Orenco D2

In 1921, the military ordered the construction of three copies of the PW-3 prototype for comparative testing.

In the same year, one aircraft was delivered to McCook Field and received the serial number P-229.

The only PW-3 built remained in storage until 1926, after which it was scrapped.

Two more ordered aircraft were never built.

Soon the company Orenco ceased to exist.

Specifications

Crew

One

length

21 ft 6 in (6.55 m)

Height

8 ft (2.4 m)

Upper Wing Span

28 ft (8.5 m)

Area

170 sq ft (16 m2)

Lower Wing Span

25 ft (7.6 m)

Area

64 sq ft (5.9 m2)

Total wing area (including ailerons)

234 sq ft (21.7 m2)

Wing gap

49 in (1,200 mm)

Wing stagger

27 in (690 mm)

Empty weight

1,345 lb (610 kg)

Gross weight

2,256 lb (1,023 kg)

Powerplant

One × Wright-Hispano H 300 hp (220 kW)

Fuel Capacity

353 lb (160 kg)

Performance

Speed

At sea level

165 mph (266 km/h)

At

10,000 ft (3,000 m)

158 mph (254 km/h)

Time to climb

5,000 ft (1,500 m) 4 min

10,000 ft (3,000 m) 8 min 30 s

15,000 ft (4,600 m) 13 min 50 s

Range at full speed

330 mi (530 km).

 

 

 

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