Orenco D2 / PW-3

Specifications

1st Flight 1921

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

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

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

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

Range at full speed: 330 mi (530 km)

Variants

Orenco D2

In 1921, the military ordered the construction of three copies (64142 – 64144) of the PW-3 prototype for comparative testing.

In the same year, one aircraft (64144) 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.

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