Monday, June 1, 2009
EAA “POBER PIXIE”
|STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 900. Empty wt. 543. Fuel capacity 12.3. Wingspan 29'10". Length 17'3". Engine 50-hp VW conversion.
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 130. Cruise mph 85. Stall mph 30. Climb rate 500. Ceiling 13,000. Takeoff run 300. Landing roll 300.
The single-seat Pober Pixie is another homebuilt designed by Paul Poberezny. It originally started as an effort to help pilots beat high operational costs and was designated “Project Econoplane” in 1974. Inspired by a Heath Parasol LN, the Pixie is a parasol monoplane powered by a Limbach VW engine rated at 50 to 75 hp. Full-span ailerons give excellent roll with little yaw on entry and recovery.