Thursday, March 11, 2010
|STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 850. Empty wt. 578. Fuel capacity 12. Wingspan 26'8". Length 16'6".
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 120. Cruise mph 98. Stall mph 48. Climb rate 650. Takeoff run 485. Landing roll 435. Range 375.
When designer Ladislao Pazmany was encouraged to come up with an easy-to-build, simple, safe, and inexpensive
metal plane that could carry a Volkswagen 1,500cc engine, he came up with the PL-4A. Not the least part of its attractiveness is economy of operation and roadability; folding wings make it a cinch to trail home and park in the family garage. Pazmany supplied the fiberglass pieces, Plexiglas windscreen and canopy, landing gear, welded engine mount, and control stick.