Friday, April 16, 2010
|STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 652. Empty wt. 400. Fuel capacity 7.5. Wingspan 16'. Length 14'.
PERFORMANCE: (40 hp) Top mph 130. Cruise mph 120. Stall mph 49. Climb rate 1,000. Takeoff run 560. Landing roll 400. Range 375.
This Formula-V sport racer features a straight-line wing design. Its designer, Charles Lasher, chose steeltube construction for the fuselage and tail because of its ability to withstand the shock of a crash better than other materials. The wings are a wooden-frame structure with fabric covering. The ship is made to handle any Volkswagen engine from 35 to 65 hp.