Friday, May 21, 2010
|STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 700. Empty wt. 430. Wingspan 26'. Engine Continental A75.
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 95. Cruise mph 130. Climb rate 1,050. Range 400.
One of the more popular designs by Ray Stits, the Playboy was designed for backyard builders to construct from easy-to-follow plans or simple-to-do work kits. The Playboy can handle any one of several four-cylinder engines with 85 to 160 hp. Probably the most common is the 85-hp Continental. Construction is mixed: wooden wings and a steel-tube fuselage. All surfaces are fabric covered. The Playboy is easily recognizable because of its sliding canopy and strut-braced low-wing design.