Tuesday, October 21, 2008
EAA HEATH PARASOL
|STANDARD DATA: Gross weight: 700 lbs.; Empty weight: 450 lbs.; Fuel capacity: 9 gals.; Wingspan: 31 ft. 3 in.; Length: 17 ft. 3 in. |
PERFORMANCE: Top speed: 73 mph; Cruise speed: 62 mph; Stall speed:30 mph; Climb rate: 500 fpm; Takeoff run: 400 ft.; Landing roll: 400 ft.; Range: 350 nm.
The Heath Parasol was one of the more distinctive lightweight homebuilt aircraft designs in the late 1920s and early 1930s. That makes it one of the oldest designs still being built. This single-seater is powered by either a Volkswagen conversion or a 65 hp Continental and is constructed of wood, fabric and tubular steel. At present, the plans for the Parasol are no longer marketed by EAA.