AERO AT-3

STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 1,282. Empty wt. 771. Fuel capacity 18.5. Engine 100-hp Rotax 912S. PERFORMANCE: Top cruise 116 kts. Cruise 108 kts. Stall 44 kts. Climb rate 807 fpm. Ceiling 13,123. Takeoff run 689′. Landing roll 656′. Range 429 nm. The AT-3 is available in Europe as both a certified pre-built aircraft or as more »

AERO DESIGN DG-1

STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 2,300. Empty wt. 1,700. Fuel capacity 55-90. Wingspan 19’7″. Length 20’4″. Engines two 330-hp Mazda rotaries (automotive). PERFORMANCE: Top mph 400. Cruise 345. Stall mph 98. Climb rate (estimated) 3,000. Ceiling (estimated) 24,000. The DG-1 holds the distinction of being the first custom-built Unlimited Class racer to be built in the more »

AEROCOMP COMP AIR 10XL

STANDARD DATA: Gross weight: 5,200-6,000 lbs.; Empty weight: 2,750-3,150 lbs.; Fuel capacity: 120-180 gals. Wingspan: 36 ft. 6 in.; Length: 31 in. PERFORMANCE: Top cruise: 192 kts; Stall: 46-54 mph; Climb rate: 800-2,000 fpm; Takeoff roll: 250-500 ft.; Landing roll: 700 ft.; Range: 672-795 nm. This composite 7- to 10-seater has as much as 3,000 more »

AEROCOMP COMP AIR JET

STANDARD DATA: Gross weight: 10,900 lbs.; Useful load: 5,900 lbs.; Fuel capacity: 480 gals.; Wingspan: 36 ft. 6 in; Length: 31 in. PERFORMANCE: Top cruise: 400 mph. This pressurized single-engine jet is all carbon-composite fiber and offers one of the least expensive entries into pure jet flight. Power comes from a 3,400-pound thrust AI-25 jet more »

AEROCOMP COMP AIR MERLIN

STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 1,300. Empty wt. 650. Fuel capacity 16. Wingspan 32′. Length 20′. PERFORMANCE: Top cruise mph 95. Stall mph 35. Climb rate 1,500 fpm. Takeoff roll 100-200′. Landing roll 200′. The Merlin is an impressive STOL aircraft, ideal for wheels or floats. The two-seater has a roomy cabin and typically has a more »

AMERICAN GHILES AIRCRAFT

STANDARD DATA: AGA Lafayette Texan Seats 2. Gross wt. 992. Empty wt. 606. Fuel capacity 19. Engine 80-hp Rotax 912S. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 140. Cruise mph 124. Initial climb rate 1180 fpm. Ceiling 10,000. Takeoff distance 490′. Landing distance 460′. AGA makes a series of carbon fiber high performance kit planes, including the Sportster, Bushplane, more »

ARISTOCRAFT III

STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 2,650-3,300. Empty wt. 1,600-1,800. Wingspan 36’10”. Length 25’10”. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 135. Cruise mph 120. Stall mph 55. Climb rate 500. Takeoff run 1,000. Landing roll 1,000. Range 800. The Aristocraft was originally the last plane designed and built by the Waco Airplane Company. It was aimed at the cabin-class ultra-safe more »

BARNETT J-4B GYROPLANE

STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 750. Empty wt. 441. Fuel capacity 15. Main rotor length 24′. Length 12’2″. Engine 65-hp Continental. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 115. Cruise mph 90. Climb rate 700. Ceiling 14,000. Takeoff run 200. Landing roll 0-20. Range 250. The Barnett Gyroplane is a single-place craft constructed of tubular steel, fiberglass, and aluminum. Its more »

BEDE BD-4

STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 2,000. Empty wt. 1,080. Fuel capacity 57.6. Wingspan 25’7″. Length 21’4″. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 183. Cruise mph 174. Stall mph 63. Climb rate 1,400. Takeoff run 600. Landing roll 600. Range 750. The BD-4 was designed to be built by homebuilders who have only simple shop tools and no previous experience; more »

BEDE BD-6

STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 605. Empty wt. 375. Fuel capacity 21. Wingspan 21’6″. Length 16’9″. Engine 55-hp Hirth. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 140. Cruise mph 130. Stall mph 50. Climb rate 900. Ceiling 14,000. Takeoff run 600. Landing roll 400. Range 450. The BD-6 was another in the line of “build-it-yourself” airplanes from Bede Aircraft. Essentially more »

BEETS G/B SPECIAL

STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 925. Empty wt. 603. Fuel capacity n/a. Wingspan 25′. Length 16’4”. Engine 70-hp Volkswagen. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 156. Cruise mph 120. Stall mph 35. Climb rate 2,000. Takeoff run 200. Landing roll 300. Range 600. The G/B is a single-seat open-cockpit sporting plane featuring a high parasol-braced wing and conventional landing more »

BENSEN GYROCOPTER

  STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 500. Empty wt. 247. Fuel capacity 6. Main rotor length 21′. Length 11’3”. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 85. Cruise mph 60. Maximum climb rate 1,000. Range 100. There are more than 20,000 active rotorcraft fans in the United States. Originator of the sport is Bensen Aircraft Corp. With purchase of the more »

BIRDMAN TL-1

STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 350. Empty wt. 100. Fuel capacity 4. Wingspan 34′. Length 20′. Engine 15-hp Tally Aircraft M.C.101 DT.PERFORMANCE: Top mph 60. Cruise mph 54. Stall mph 19. Climb rate 350. Ceiling 12,500. Takeoff run 75. Landing roll 25. Range 200. Because it is a mere 100 pounds, there is no debate that more »

BOREDOM FIGHTER

STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 770. Empty wt. 473. Wingspan 20′. Length 15.7″. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 110. Cruise mph 100. Stall mph 42. Climb rate 1,200 fpm. Takeoff run 150′. Landing roll 300′. The Boredom Fighter is constructed entirely from wood. Designed by Don Wolf, the aircraft’s raison d’etreis flying for fun. Available as a plan more »

CASSUTT SPECIAL II

STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 800. Empty wt. 500. Fuel capacity 15. Wingspan 15’0″. Length 16′. Engine 85-hp Continental. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 235. Cruise mph 180. Stall mph 62. Climb rate 2,000. Takeoff run 600. Landing roll 525. Range 600. The Cassutt Formula I racer and sport plane is a little mid-wing flash that commonly wrings more »

CAVALIER

STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 1,500. Empty wt. 900. Fuel capacity 34. Wingspan 26’10”. Length 18’4″. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 2,200. Cruise mph 155. Stall mph 50. Climb rate 1,500. Range 850. Landing roll 800. The Cavalier is a sporty side-by-side two-seater of all wood-and-fabric construction. It can use any four cylinder Continental, Lycoming, or Franklin engine more »

CRI-CRI

STANDARD DATA: Single-seater) Gross wt. 374 lbs. Empty wt. 138 lbs. Wingspan 15′. Length 12’5″. Engines: various. PERFORMANCE: Top Cruise mph 124. Standard cruise mph 105. Climb rate 1,000 fpm. G-limits +9/-4.5G Take off run 450′. Ceiling 15,000′. Range 400 nm. Michele Colmban thought up the unique twin engine design in 1971 and ultimately named more »

CVJETKOVIC CA-65

STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 1,500. Empty wt. 900.Fuel capacity 28. Wingspan 25′. Length 19′. Engine 125-hp Lycoming. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 180. Cruise mph 155. Stall mph 55. Climb rate 1,000. Ceiling 15,000. Takeoff run 450. Landing roll 600. Range 500. This airplane represents a further development of the CA-61 Mini Ace. The CA-65 is a more »

DAVIS DA-2A

  STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 1,125. Empty wt. 610. Fuel capacity 20. Wingspan 19’3″. Length 17’10”. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 120. Cruise mph 115. Stall mph 62. Climb rate 400. Takeoff run 800. Landing roll 700. Range 450. In 1966, the Davis all-metal design was voted the most popular at the Rockford EAA Fly-In. It requires more »

DAVIS DA-5A

STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 775. Empty wt. 460. Fuel capacity 17. Wingspan 15’7″. Length 15’9″. Engine 65-hp Continental. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 160. Cruise mph 140. Stall mph 60. Climb rate 800. Ceiling 14,500. Takeoff run 600. Landing roll 600. Range 450. This single-seat low-wing monoplane makes use of the same V-type tail as the DA-2A. more »

DIAMANT C.P. 60

STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 1,880. Empty wt. 1,100. Fuel capacity 45. Wingspan 31’6″. Length 22′. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 134. Cruise mph 118. Stall mph 51. Climb rate. 492. Takeoff run 850. Landing roll 900. Range 450. The Diamant is a three- or four-seat version of the Emeraude. This low-wing high-performance mono-plane is powered by a more »

DOODLE BUG

STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 970. Empty wt. 616. Fuel capacity 25. Wingspan 18′. Length 16’6″. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 196. Cruise mph 170. Stall mph 70. Climb rate 2,000. Takeoff run 1,000. Landing roll 800. Range 700. This fast single-seater picked up three trophies when it flew to the 1955 EAA Fly-In at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. With more »

DURAND MARK V

STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 1,840. Empty wt. 1,210. Fuel capacity 24.5. Wingspan 24’6″. Length 20’3″. Engine 150-hp Lycoming. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 170. Cruise mph 135. Stall mph n/a. Climb rate 1,200. Ceiling 15,000. Range 520. Takeoff run 550. Landing roll 450. The Durand biplane features a negative-stagger configuration so that it does not produce a more »

DYKE DELTA

STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 1,750. Empty wt. 1,000. Fuel capacity 41. Wingspan 22′. Length 19′. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 190. Cruise mph 170. Stall mph (no stall). Climb rate 2,000. Takeoff run 700. Landing roll 1,500. Range 700. John Dyke wanted a high-speed airplane with folding wings that would be compact enough to tow home for more »

EAA BIPLANE

  STANDARD DATA: Gross weight: 1,023 lbs.; Emptyweight: 640 lbs.; Fuel capacity: 12 gals.; Wingspan: 20 ft.; Length: 17 ft. PERFORMANCE: Top speed: 125 mph; Cruise speed: 110 mph; Stall speed: 55 mph; Climb rate: 1,000 fpm; Takeoff run: 500 ft.; Landing roll: 550 ft.; Range: 200 nm. The EAA decided in 1955 to develop more »