Tuesday, February 10, 2009
|STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 1,400. Empty wt. 860. Fuel capacity 24. Wingspan 22'9". Length 19'6". Engine 125-hp Continental.
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 124. Cruise mph 113. Stall mph 50. Climb rate 900. Range 300.
The Laco-25 is a sturdy two-seat biplane that is easy to fly yet very agile. To aid the builder, there are no castings, forgings, or other difficult-to-build-or-obtain parts. The fuselage is a Warren truss type of chromemoly tubing with wooden formers and stringers. The wings are conventional two-spar construction with wooden ribs and chrome-moly fittings for strength. This homebuilt derives its designation from the use of a 125- hp Continental in the prototype, which is interchangeable with the 145-hp engine. The weight distribution of the Laco-125 is such that larger four-cylinder power plants can be substituted.