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Franks Task Silhouette

The Museum's Task Silhouette
Manufacturer: Task Research Inc.
Model: Silhouette
Year: 1984
Span: 9.50976m / 31ft
Length: 5.8674m / 19ft
Wing Area: 6.9675m² / 75ft²
Gross Weight: 317.52kg / 700lbs
Cruise Speed: 193.08km/h / 120mph
Power Plant: 44-horsepower Rotax 447 engine
Serial Number: TR601
Registration: N84TR

Franks Task Silhouette

The Silhouette is a modern, all-composite, sport aircraft designed as a kit for home-builders. Designed by Task Research, Inc., of Santa Paula, CA, the composite specialists who produce parts and components for various Rutan designs, including the VariEze, Solitaire, and Viking Dragonfly.

The Museum of Flight's example is the prototype for this series and was assembled and donated by Stan K. Franks on December 27, 1998