Friday, May 21, 2010


STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 1,080. Empty wt. 700. Fuel capacity 24. Wingspan 19'. Length 16'6".
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 147. Cruise mph 132. Stall mph 50. Climb rate 2,000. Takeoff run 200. Landing roll 300. Range 450.

This single-place member of the Stolp family is the younger brother to the two-place Starduster Too. The Starduster is intended for the 125-hp Lycoming engine, but it has been built with engines ranging from 85 to 170 hp with a constant-speed prop. Good visibility, very tame stall and landing characteristics, and something called “charisma” are all traits of the Starduster.


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