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Dyke Delta

Fiberglass and steel tube, four place

Dyke DeltaKit/Plans:
Plans for the Dyke Delta are available from:
John Dyke
2840 Old Yellow Spring Road
Fairborn, OH 45324

Telephone: 937-430-8298

News group moderator:
Jim Maher  

Email: wingmanxd@yahoo.com
Website: https://aviation.groups.io/g/DykeDelta

The Dyke Delta, named an EAA Outstanding Design in 1963, is one of the first 4-place homebuilts on the market with a unique seating configuration having the pilot seated in front of 3 passengers. It has retractable landing gear and folding wings. Cruise speed averages around 170 mph with a standard 180 hp Lycoming, although a few other engine types have been used. Designer, John Dyke, has received many awards for his design and contributions to the homebuilt aircraft movement.

Articles in EAA and related publications:

Year Month Page Magazine Article
2008 12 26 Sport Aviation A Dyke Delta Reborn by Sparky Barnes Sargent 7 pg
2008 09 17 Sport Aviation EAA Halls of Fame 2008 Inductees – John Dyke to Homebuilders Hall of Fame w/photo
2007 10 33 Sport Aviation EAA AirVenture 2007: Dyke Delta Reunion
2007 08 82 Sport Aviation Delta Dreams: A little help goes a long way by Jim Maher 2 pg
2006 11 66 Sport Aviation An Answer About Flying Wings and Author Responds (Neal Willford) re: Flying Wings 8/06
2003 03 32 Sport Aviation Delta Delight: A UFO-like four-place homebuilt you may have never heard of (9 pgs)
86 02 30 Sport Aviation Schaknowski Delta - with Lyc. 180
86 01 36 Sport Aviation Bernie Schaknowski’s Delta with 180hp
82 05 09 Sport Aviation Dyke Delta Nose-heave Condition Explained
79 06 C, 27 Sport Aviation Ansley Dyke Delta 2-place (article & cover)
73 03 BC Sport Aviation Dyke Delta
69 02 36 Sport Aviation Flying the Dyke Delta
68 05 C, 4 Sport Aviation Dyke Delta JD-2
66 10 BC Sport Aviation Delta
64 03 04 Sport Aviation Evolution of the Dyke Delta

EAA members can digitally view archived editions of Sport Aviation here.

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