Al Marsh

New twin to enter development

January 26, 2013 by Alton K. Marsh, Senior Editor, AOPA Pilot

Phil McCoy shows twin details

Phil McCoy shows twin details

Phil McCoy, who is preparing to produce the Storm aircraft at Light Sport America in Bartow, Florida, found something unusual in the hanger he acquired for his factory; a very small twin-engine aircraft. It was built by the former occupant of the hangar, but will be developed and certified as the Derringer GB trainer by McCoy. It is expected to cost $130,000, and for the record, does not meet the limitations for certification as a light sport aircraft. It is powered by two 70-horsepower Volkswagen engines, but McCoy thinks he may have to change those to certified aircraft engines. It is claimed to cruise at 120 knots indicated airspeed.

It is reported to weigh 1890 pounds and carry 25 gallons of fuel, burning 6.4 gallons total for both engines. Click twice on the photo of a proud McCoy to read additional details. He was photographed at the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida.

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2 Responses to “New twin to enter development”

  1. Ron Says:

    Never trust someone to build a plane that can’t tie their own shoes…..

  2. Ray Oliver Says:

    Kind of looks like a Yankee from the nose back, and without the mini-motors on the wings.

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