Wednesday, July 1, 2009
|STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 730. Empty wt. 446. Fuel capacity 10. Wingspan 23'4". Length 15'9". Engine modified Volkswagen.
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 90. Cruise mph 80. Stall mph 45. Ceiling 12,000. Range 220.
The original open-air pusher was powered by twin Aerosport 600 engines rated at 25 hp each. Top speed was about 80 mph, while standard cruise was cited at 66 mph. The Mk II Rail has been changed to take a modified Volkswagen powerplant mounted behind the pilot’s head. The all-metal Rail seats only one, stands on a tricycle gear, and makes use of a T-tail assembly. The Rail has always emphasized easy construction, simplified tools, and economy of operation.