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WITTMAN W-10 TAILWIND

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Wittman Tailwind Info Pack 01-10003 N/A
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WITTMAN W10 TAILWIND PLANS 01-10007 $195.00
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WITTMAN W10 BUILDERS MANUAL BY JIM STANTON 01-01198 $59.95
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WITTMAN V8 CONVERSION 01-10002 $39.95
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WITTMAN VW PROP SHFT EXT PLANS 01-10006 $19.95
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WITTMAN TAILWIND SPRUCE KIT 02-06500 $1296.00
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TAILWIND 4130 TUBING KIT
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TAILWIND LANDING GEAR 06-00139 $967.00
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WITTMAN "V" SPAR KIT 02-08600 $343.95
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WITTMAN V-WITT RACER PLANS 01-10008 $95.00
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Overview

Introduced at the first EAA fly-in 1953, Tailwind was designed and built by legendary designer and air racer Steve Wittman. This high performance homebuilt is constructed with a steel tubing fuselage, wood wings, and fabric covering. It offers exceptional cruising speeds and is economical to operate and maintain.

We have acquired the rights to the Tailwind in January 1996 and is currently the exclusive distributor for plans and materials kits. Complete information package and materials list is available.

Download the Wittman W-10 Licence Agreement in PDF.

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Specifications

  • Kit Price Without Engine: ~$6,000
  • Plans Price: $195
  • Number of Seats: 2
  • Building Materials: F, T, W
  • Building Time: ~2500 Hours
  • Standard Engine: Continental O-300 / 160 HP
  • Horsepower: 85-160
  • Wing Span: 24'
  • Wing Area: 92 sq ft
  • Empty Weight: 876 lbs
  • Gross Weight: 1425 lbs
  • Takeoff Distance: 750'
  • Landing Distance: 650'
  • Cruise Speed: 180 mph
  • Top Speed: 230 mph
  • Fuel Capacity: 35 Gallons
  • Range: 690 miles

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Reviews

I was disappointed by this manual. I found it to be little more than lackluster illustrations, accompanied by notes, rather than clear instructions backed up by photographs and better examples. This is not a comprehensive finishing manual, nor is present clarifying points on building the entire plane. This manual is helpful with construction specific to the Wittman Tailwind wings. It also mentions a few ideas pertaining to upholstery and flooring. If you are looking for a step by step manual to accompany your plans, you will.be utterly let down. IIf you are looking for just a couple good ideas andore history on the Tailwind, you will benefit from buying this. I.n Other words, you can get more ideas by looking at work in progress pictures on building logs, coupled with forum questions and answers.

Eric K
June 24, 2018

Clean plans and documentation. Full sized rib drawings for root and common ribs. These are the redrawn plans, not the originals. It would have been nice to have also had a copy of the originals included just for historical purposes.

John B
July 21, 2017

poorly photocopied black and white pictures are useless , the machines drawings are ok, not much information here

Monte H
March 9, 2017

The V Whitt racer plans are of good print quality, they do not show the later trapezoid wing tips, that would be nice to have, have to figure it out from the other tailwind plans! Plans are to build one, really like Steves idea to mount the VW engine so the flywheel end drives the prop!

Charlotte J
February 17, 2017

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