TYPE: Two-seat lightplane.

PROGRAMME: Taylorcraft 19 awarded FAA certification 20 June 1951, followed by F19 on 3 July 1973, F21 on 2 July 1980, F21A (fuel tanks transferred to wings) 15 November 1982, F21B (793 kg; 1,750 lb MTOW) 6 September 1985 and F22 (prototype N180GT) on 1 August 1988. Production re-launched in 2004.

CURRENT VERSIONS: F22 Classic: Derived from F21B with addition of flaps, wider doors, up-hinged windows and adjustable individual seats. Lycoming O-235 engine. Tailwheel.
F22A Tracker: F22 with tricycle landing gear. Prototype N14KV; certified 20 February 1991.
F22B Ranger: F22 with Lycoming O-360 engine. Prototype N24UK; certified 14 July 1992.
F22C Trooper: F22A with O-360 engine. Prototype N223UK; certified 20 February 1992.

CUSTOMERS: Previous series comprised four F22s; 11 F22As; one F22B; and one F22C up to 1992.

COSTS: F22 US$59,995; F22A US$63,995; F22B US$69,995; F22C US$73,995 (all 2004).

DESIGN FEATURES: Progressive development of Taylorcraft 19 series, incorporating classic features of earlier designs. High, constant-chord wing with rounded tips and V-type braces with intermediate struts. Wire-braced empennage.
Wing section NACA 23012.

FLYING CONTROLS: Conventional and manual. Flaps. Flight-adjustable tab in elevator. Control movements: ailerons ±23°; elevators +27/-25°; rudder ±26°. Max flap deflection 30°.

STRUCTURE: Welded steel tube airframe with fabric covering.

LANDING GEAR: Nosewheel or tailwheel type; fixed. Split type with bent half-axles incorporating bungee shock absorbers. Mainwheels 6.00-6 (4 ply). Optional nosewheel 5.00-5. Cleveland mainwheel brakes.

POWER PLANT: One 88.0 kW (118 hp) Textron Lycoming O-235-L2C flat-four or 134 kW (180 hp) O-360A4M driving a Sensenich (72CK-0-50 or 76EM8S-0-60, respectively) two-blade, metal, fixed-pitch propeller. Fuel tank in each wing; total capacity 159 litres (42.0 US gallons; 35.0 Imp gallons), of which 151 litres (40.0 US gallons; 33.3 Imp gallons) are usable.

ACCOMMODATION: Two, side by side; door each side. Baggage area behind seats. Cabin heated and ventilated.

SYSTEMS: Electrical system includes 14 V 60 A alternator and 25 Ah battery.

AVIONICS: Provision for IFR avionics.