Tuesday, December 16, 2008


STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 800. Empty wt. 500. Fuel capacity 15. Wingspan 15'0". Length 16'. Engine 85-hp Continental.
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 235. Cruise mph 180. Stall mph 62. Climb rate 2,000. Takeoff run 600. Landing roll 525. Range 600.

The Cassutt Formula I racer and sport plane is a little mid-wing flash that commonly wrings 200-plus mph out of 85-hp engines. This speedy ship performs well using either Continental, Lycoming, or Volkswagen engines. Its construction uses a welded steel-tube fuselage, wood wings, and flat spring steel landing gear. Professionally designed for racing, aerobatics, and sport use, the Cassutt is stressed to positive 12 Gs. The design is now marketed by National Aeronautics Company as the Cassutt IIIM.


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