Boeing Stearman Engine make/model: 200 hp Continental W-670-5 Propeller: McCauley FP metal Gross weight (lbs.): 2950 Std. empty weight (lbs.) 2200 Useful load, std. (lbs.): 50 Usable fuel, std. (gal./lbs.): 43/258 Payload, full std. fuel (lbs.): 492 Wingspan: 32 ft. 1 in. Overall length: 24 ft. 9 in. Height: 9 ft. 8 in. Wing area more »
Despite what some folks believed was a down economy for piston aircraft, there are still nearly four dozen models on the market, and all 11 manufacturers seem to be standing strong against the recession.
We thought we were doing something really clever when we came up with the “10 Sexiest Airplanes” idea. It wasn’t until we delved into making up the list that we came face-to-face with the need to define the term “sexy.”
Remos GXNXT Price as flown: $164,648 Engine make/model: 100 hp Rotax 912 ULS Cabin width (in.): 46.8 Max takeoff weight (lbs.): 1320 Empty weight (lbs.): 718 Useful load, full fuel (lbs.): 602 Wing tank capacity (gals.): 22 Wingspan: 30 ft. 6 in. PERFORMANCE Max cruise speed (kts.): 105 Vs (kts.): 43 Vso (kts.): more »
For years, GA manufacturers have left the upgrade aftermarket to STC (supplemental type certificate) holders and mod shops—the entities that developed or acquired an approved process of altering a certificated aircraft, and aircraft repair stations that specialize in installing STC upgrades, respectively.