19 ft. 9 in.
22 ft. 0 in
56 U.S. gals.
The Giles 202 is a two seat kit built aircraft with a four cylinder engine, designed by Richard Giles, and manufactured by Akrotech Aviation. Giles also designed a
single seat four cylinder engine aircraft and a single seat six cylinder engine aircraft. Although the kits are no longer produced, Dent Air Co. supplies replacement parts.
The Lycoming four cylinder engine fitted to the Giles 202 is usually modified to produce additional power. *The aircraft has a continuous roll rate of about 500 degrees per second, said to be the most of any aircraft in the world.
Flying the aircraft is said to be a very pleasant experience. Pilots remark that the control feel is light in all flight aspects and that the aircraft is easy to land. Because the Giles 202 is a tail dragger, forward visibility is limited.
One of the best known Giles 202 aircraft is flown by Matt Hall. In 2005, flying the aircraft, he won the New South Wales Aerobatic Trophy. It was during the same year that the aircraft began performing at air shows.
A total of over twenty Giles 202 aircraft were produced.
NitroPlanes has the Giles 202 for sale in a variety of sizes for both electric and engine power.
In the picture above is the Giles 202 for sale from NitroPlanes. It has a wingspan and length of 55". It uses from a .40 to .46 two cycle or .50
to .63 four cycle engine and should weigh about 5 1/2 lbs. ready to fly.
The Giles 202 for sale by NitroPlanes has a wingspan of 71" and length of 72". Engines can be from 1.08 to 1.20 two stroke
or 1.20 to 1.40 four stroke. Weight is around 11 1/2 lbs.
The smaller Giles 202 for sale from NitroPlanes has a wingspan of 49", a length of 51", and a weight of around 5 lbs. A .40 two
stroke or .52 four stroke engine will power it just fine.
The pictures immediately above and below are of the Giles 202 for sale from Ultra RC. Its wingspan is 76" and length is 73".
Construction materials are balsa and ply. It comes in two color schemes. Engines
can be from 1.40 to 2.10 two cycle or 30 cc to 50 cc gas. Weight is around 10 1/2 lbs.
The Giles 202 for sale by CMP has a length and wingspan of 62".
Not pictured is the 65" wingspan Giles 202 for sale from CMP. Its length is 66" and it uses .90 two stroke or 1.20 four stroke engines. Weight is around 8 1/2 lbs.
There is a Giles 202 from Cyclone Technology for sale with a 76" wingspan and a 70" length. Engine choices for the approximately 11 1/2 lb. model are 1.08
to 1.60 two stroke, 1.40 four stroke, or from 40 to 50 cc gas.
The Giles 202 for sale from Thunder Tiger has both a 70" wingspan and length. Engines can be from 1.08 to 1.60 two stroke or 1.20 to 1.80 four stroke. Weight is around 10 1/2 lbs.
The Great Planes version of the Giles 202 for sale has a 73" wingspan with a 64 1/2" length. The ARF is made mostly from balsa and ply. You will need a
1.20 two cycle or 2.0 four cycle engine up front. Weight is about 13 lbs.
Want to do your own building? Kit Cutters has plans and a kit of the Wendell Hostetler design Giles 202 for sale. It has a wingspan of 92", a length of 83", and weighs around 23 lbs. From 4 to 6 c.i.d. engines are needed to power it.
There are still larger plans and a kit of the Giles 202 for sale, also from Wendell Hostetler and Kit Cutters. Wingspan of the giant scale model is
111" and length is 99 1/2". You will need from 7 to 8.8 c.i.d. engines to pull the approximately 35 lb. model.
For the largest Giles 202 kit and plans for sale from Kit Cutters and Wendell Hostetler, check out their 144" wingspan model. Its length is 128" and weight is around 60 lbs. A 12 c.i.d. or larger engine is recommended.
Precision Cut Kits has kits and plans for sale of a giant scale Giles 202 with a wingspan of 87". Length is 78" and weight is about 18 lbs. Power can be from 2.0 to 3.7 two cycle or 2.4 to 3.0 four cycle engines.
Flair Models has a Giles 202 for sale. Wingspan is 71" and length is 72". Weight is about 10 lbs. Engines are from 1.08 to 1.60 two cycle or 1.20 to 1.40 four cycle.
ICARE has a Giles 202 for sale. With a wingspan of 74" and a length of 66" it weighs about 10 1/2 lbs. A Plettenberg 30 motor is the recommended power.
Lanier had a Giles 202 kit for sale with a 92" wingspan. Although Lanier is no longer in business, the plane can sometimes be found at eBay and hobby websites.
Phoenix Models has a Giles 202 for sale. It is made from balsa and plywood. Wingspan is 53" and it is 54" long. Power can come from .40 to .46 two cycle or .48 to .53 four cycle engines. Weight is about 6 lbs.
Cyclone Technology has a Giles 202 for sale. Its wingspan is 76" and length is 70". Engines can be from 1.08 to 1.60 two stroke or 1.40 four stroke. Weight is around 11 1/2 lbs.
Shenzhen Fms Hobby also has the 76" wingspan Giles 202 for sale.
Hobby Warehouse, South Africa, has a Giles 202 for sale. Their page shows that it has a wingspan of 50", but does not give length, weight, or power source.
Eric Henderson wrote an article about the Giles 202. It is posted to RCUniverse.
At You Tube Liv2Fly posted a video of the Giles 202.
At You Tube jwneff posted a video of a Giles 202.
At WattFlyer ottertok was asking about hardware for his Giles 202.
At RCGroups jtlittle had a Giles 202 for sale.
At RCGroups iflyedf was selling his Giles 202.
At Flying Giants emack203 was looking for a Giles 202 for sale.
* We received the following email from Alan Norris: "In the Most category you state: "This aircraft has a roll rate of about 500 degrees per second, said to be the most of any aircraft in the world: Giles 202"
The Douglas A4 Skyhawk has a roll rate of 720 degrees per second (numerous websites quote this), however it appears at this rate only two rolls are possible."