The H-2 Honey Bee is a strut-and cable-braced aerobatic biplane with four, equalspan, 8-foot wing panels, designed to handle G-loads of +8 to -6. The prototype and early versions used engines in the 40-46 horsepower range, but the designer later moved up to an engine of 65 horsepower as standard. The plans provide a four aileron option for those who wish a more responsive roll rate. When that option is selected, together with an engine in the 85 horsepower range or better (such as the Hirth F-30), and with an inverted fuel system, the H-2A is suitable for use in competition aerobatics up to the International Aerobatic Club’s “intermediate level.” In 1992, an H-2A Honey Bee was named “Best” in the combined Ultralight/Lightplane category during the EAA East Coast Fly-In at Wilmington, Delaware. Wing Span is 19 Feet, Fuselage Length is 15 Feet, 9 Inches, Empty Weight is 335 to 496 lbs, Wing Area is 140 Square Feet, Engine is 40 to 95 HP, Propeller is 60 to 69 inch, 2-blade, Stall Speed is 25-35 mph, Cruise Speed is 55-68 mph, Top Speed is 68-80 mph, Gross Weight is 550-725 lbs, Design Load at 550 lbs gross weight is +8 G, -6 G, Climb rate is 400 to 850 fpm, Take Off Distance is 125 to 200 feet, Landing Run is 150 to 275 feet, and Fuel Capacity is 7.5 to 12 gallons.
Note: Materials subject to “Designer” Changes and Adjustments. Listing givent to Wicks Aircraft upon Designers request. Prices subject to change without notice.