Schweizer 1-20 Homepage

NX-91840 News: First flight, December 3, 2004!!!!

Takeoff Video:

Landing Video


NX 91840, Then and Now:

Aug, 1946 Dec, 2004

NX-91840 Restoration:

Dec, 3, 2004 - Restoration complete, first flight!

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Oct, 24, 2004 - Final assembly check.

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Sept 6, 2004

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May 12, 2004, Fuselage painting completed!  (All colors, trim and markings were taken from photos and documents from the 1940's).

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April 25, 2004, Fuselage gets covered!

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November 8, 2003; Wings up through base color:

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September 21, 2003;  Rib stitching & new canopy frame completed:

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September 14, 2003 photos:

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August 2003 photos:

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Summary of work done summer 2004 (two steps forward, another backward):

Summary of work done summer 2003 (one step forward, two backward):

Check out the March 2003 photos! :

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Summary of the work done to date:

We have the momentum and will fly soon!!!!!!

Schweizer 1-20 Specifications Span 43 ft. Area 182 sq. ft. Aspect ratio 10.15 Airfoil NACA 43012A Empty weight 400 lbs. Payload 230 lbs. Gross weight 630 lbs. Wing loading 3.5 lbs./sq. ft. Max L/D 18.5 Min. sink rate 3 fps Min sink rate speed 35 mph Max L/D speed 42 mph Max allowable speed 75 mph 6 fps sink speed 60 mph No. active in U.S 3

A history of the 1-19 & 1-20

Photo of a Schweizer 1-19

There are 3 Schweizer 1-20's in existence:

 

 


The prototype 1-20, NX-91840, is currently under restoration by Guy Byars & Jim Miceli in Cincinnati OH.

 


This page is being maintained and updated by Guy Byars: