Friday, May 1, 2009
LEVI RL3 “MONSOON”
|STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 1,500. Empty wt. 870. Fuel capacity 28. Wingspan 25'10". Length 20'3".
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 130. Cruise mph 115. Stall mph 45. Climb rate 800. Takeoff run 500. Landing roll 700. Range 600.
This two-place low-wing taildragger was first built in India by an Italian engineer who studied in England and France. A Canadian company brought it to the United States. The Monsoon is of conventional all-wood construction and covered with fabric. The prototype was powered by a Continental 85-hp engine, and other versions have a 125-hp Lycoming.