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Fiberglass and steel tube, four place
Plans for the Dyke Delta are available from:
2840 Old Yellow Spring Road
Fairborn, OH 45324
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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:
|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|
|64||03||04||Sport Aviation||Evolution of the Dyke Delta|
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