Saturday, August 1, 2009
AERO-SYSTEMS “CADET STF”
|STANDARD DATA: Seats 2. Gross wt. 1,350. Empty wt. 785. Fuel capacity 25. Engine 85-115 hp Teledyne Continental.|
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 175. Cruise mph 130. Initial climb rate 800. Ceiling 15,000. Range 520. Takeoff distance (50') 800. Landing distance (50') 800.
The Cadet STF is a replica of the very popular Culver Cadet of the early 1940s; however, this new version of the Cadet has done away with some of the inherent long-term frailties that were found to affect the original. The most notable improvement is the steel tube fuselage (STF) structure. Steel tube construction has done away with the dreaded wood-rotting problem that plagued the original all-wood fuselage and in turn has significantly increased strength and structural integrity without altering the racy lines of the aircraft. Overall weight has been reduced, increasing overall performance figures and providing more versatility within the finished product.