The Avia BH-16 was a single-seat very light sport aircraft built in Czechoslovakia in 1924. Like other early Avia designs, it was a low-wing braced monoplane of wooden construction. It could be powered by either a 12 kW (16 hp) four-cylinder Vaslin engine or a 19 kW (26 hp) inverted-V twin-Blackburne Tomtit.
|Designer||Pavel Beneš and Miroslav Hajn|
Specifications (Vaslin engine)
- Crew: one pilot
- Length: 5.13 m (16 ft 10 in)
- Wingspan: 9.50 m (31 ft 2 in)
- Wing area: 10.6 m2 (114 ft2)
- Empty weight: 130 kg (287 lb)
- Gross weight: 238 kg (525 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × 4-cylinder Vaslin, 12 kW (16 hp)
- Maximum speed: 116 km/h (72 mph)
- Range: 500 km (310 miles)
- Service ceiling: 2,000 m (6,600 ft)
- Rate of climb: 1.0 m/s (200 ft/min)
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