GRUMMAN AMERICAN TRAINER

STANDARD DATA: (Trainer) Seats 2. Gross wt. 1,560. Empty wt. 975. Fuel capacity 24. Engine 108-hp Lycoming. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 138. Cruise mph 124. Stall mph 60. Initial climb rate 705. Range 435. Ceiling 12,750. Takeoff distance (50′) 1,590. Landing distance (50′) 1,100. STANDARD DATA: (Yankee) Seats 2. Gross wt. 1,500. Empty wt. 963. Fuel more »

HARLOW PJC-2

STANDARD DATA: Seats 4. Gross wt. 2,600. Empty wt. 1,700. Engine 145-hp Warner Super-Scarab seven-cylinder radial. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 150. Cruise mph 135. Landing mph 53. Initial climb rate 660. Range 500. Ceiling 15,500. The Harlow Engineering Corp. of Alhambra, California, began production of the Harlow PJC-2 in 1938. In the following year, the company more »

HELIO COURIER H-295/395/391

STANDARD DATA: (H-295) Seats 4-6. Gross wt. 3,400. Empty wt. 2,080. Fuel capacity 120. Engine 295-hp Lycoming. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 167. Cruise mph 165. Stall mph 30. Initial climb rate 1,150. Range 660. Ceiling 20,500. Takeoff distance (50′) 6 10. Landing distance (50′) 520. STANDARD DATA: (H-250) Seats 6. Gross wt. 3,400. Empty wt. 1,890. more »

LANCAIR COLUMBIA 300/350/400

STANDARD DATA: (Columbia 300/350) Seats 4. Gross wt. 3,400. Empty wt. 2,300. Fuel capacity 98. Engine 310-hp TCM IO-550-N. PERFORMANCE: Top Speed, 190 KTAS. Cruise 165 KTAS. Stall mph 50. Ceiling 18,000′. Rate of Climb 1,225 fpm. Takeoff roll/50 ft, 1250′. Landing roll/50 ft, 2,350′. Range 1,320 nm. STANDARD DATA: (Columbia 400) Seats 4. Gross more »

LINCOLN-PAGE

STANDARD DATA: Seats 3. Gross wt. 2,500. Empty wt. 1,380. Fuel capacity 67. Engine 150-hp watercooled Hispano Suiza 8-cylinder. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 127. Cruise mph 111. Landing mph 38. Initial climb rate 1,000. Ceiling 18,400. The Lincoln-Page LP-3 was the principal product of the Lincoln Aircraft Co. located in Lincoln, Nebraska. Its president, Victor H. more »

LUSCOMBE 11E

STANDARD DATA: Seats 4. Gross wt. 2,280. Empty wt. 1,350. Fuel capacity 40. Engine 185-hp TCM IO-360-ES. PERFORMANCE: Cruise 126 kts. Stall mph 43. Initial climb rate 1,050 fpm. Ceiling 13,000. Takeoff run 900′. Landing roll 866′. Luscombe Aircraft Corporation in Altus, Oklahoma was awarded an amended type certificate to reintroduce the classic Luscombe 11A more »

MAULE M-4 THROUGH M8

Maule M-5 Maule M-7 STANDARD DATA:(M-4 Jetasen) Seats 4. Gross wt. 2,100. Empty wt. 1,100. Fuel capacity 42. Engine 145-hp Continental. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 157. Cruise mph Stall mph 40. Initial climb rate 700. Ceiling 12,000. Range 750. Takeoff distance 585. Landing distance (50′) 600. STANDARD DATA: (M-4 Rocket) Seats 4. Gross wt. 2,100. Empty more »

MESSERSCHMITT BF-109

STANDARD DATA:Seats 1. Gross wt. 6,090. Empty wt. 4,180. Fuel capacity 106. Engine 1,200-hp Mercedes-Benz inverted 12-cylinder. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 390. Cruise mph 310. Initial climb rate 3,320. Range 440. Ceiling 37,000. The Messerschmitt 109 was Germany’s primary frontline fighter throughout World War II. Designed between 1933 and 1935, the first production models began reaching more »

MEYERS OTW

STANDARD DATA:Seats 2. Gross wt. 1,910. Empty wt. 1,340. Fuel capacity 26. Engine 160-hp Kinner five-cylinder radial. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 120. Cruise mph 105. Landing mph 40. Initial climb rate 1,200. Range 400. Ceiling 17,500. This popular two-seat biplane was introduced in 1939 as a primary trainer. The first model was the OTW- 125, powered more »

MONOCOUPE 90A

STANDARD DATA: Seats 2. Gross wt. 1,610. Empty wt. 1,000. Fuel capacity 14. Engine 115-hp Lycoming. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 156. Cruise mph 135. Stall mph 40. Initial climb rate 1,100. Range 600. Introduced by the Monocoupe Corporation in 1930, the Model 90A two-seat cabin monoplane was progressively improved until production was suspended in 1942. These more »

MOONEY MARK 20/21 SERIES

  Mooney Ranger STANDARD DATA: (Ranger) Seats 4. Gross wt. 2,575. Empty wt. 1,525. Fuel capacity 52. Engine 180-hp Lycoming. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 169. Cruise mph 165. Stall mph 57. Initial climb rate 800. Ceiling 16,500. Range 1,047. Takeoff distance (50′) 1,395. Landing distance (50′) 1,550. STANDARD DATA: (Chaparral) Seats 4. Gross wt. 2,575. Empty more »

Mooney Ovation Ultra

We were getting a leisurely start to our Wednesday, as I trimmed up the plane and settled back in my seat, watching the surf-sandy central California coastline slide by to our right and the Channel Islands, hazy blue in the morning Pacific haze, 20 miles out across the sound, drift behind us on the left. more »

NAVAL AIRCRAFT FACTORY N3N-3

STANDARD DATA: Seats 2. Gross wt. 2,780. Empty wt. 2,050. Engine 235-hp Wright Whirlwind. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 118. Cruise mph 98. Initial climb rate 800. Range 470. Ceiling 13,700. In 1935, the Naval Aircraft Factory in Philadelphia began design of the N3N primary trainer. The government-owned company finally began production in April 1940 and produced more »

NEW STANDARD D-25

STANDARD DATA: Seats 5. Gross wt. 3,400. Empty wt. 2,010. Fuel capacity 62. Engine 200-hp Wright Whirlwind. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 105. Cruise mph 85. Stall mph 40. Initial climb rate 800. Ceiling 17,800. The D-25 was a further development of the Gates-Day GD-24. This five-seat general-purpose commercial biplane accommodated four persons in side-by-side pairs in more »

PIPER 6X/6XT

STANDARD DATA: (6XT) Seats 6. Gross wt. 3,600. Empty wt. 2,160. Fuel capacity 102. Engine 300-hp Lycoming TIO-540-K1G5. PERFORMANCE: Top speed 155 KTAS. Cruise mph 150. Stall mph 61. Initial climb rate 910. Ceiling 17,200. Takeoff distance (50′) 2,028. Landing distance (50′) 1,822. Reborn in the body of the straight-legged Saratoga, the normally aspirated 6X more »

PIPER MALIBU/MIRAGE

New Piper Malibu New Piper Mirage STANDARD DATA: Malibu/Mirage Seats 6. Gross wt. 4,100/4,300. Empty wt. 2,460/2,790 lbs. Fuel capacity 120. Engine 310-hp Continental/350-hp Lycoming. PERFORMANCE: Cruise 203/232 KTAS. Stall 50/69 kts. Initial climb rate 1,143/1,218 fpm. Ceiling 25,000. Range 1,261. Takeoff distance (50′) 1,440/1,530. Landing distance (50′) 1,800/1,964′. The cabin class Malibu set the more »

PIPER MERIDIAN

STANDARD DATA: (180) Seats 4. Gross wt. 2,550. Empty wt. 1,475. Fuel capacity 60. Engine 500-shp Pratt & Whitney PT6A-42A. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 167. Cruise mph 150. Stall mph 61. Initial climb rate 910. Ceiling 18,500. Range 705. Takeoff distance (50′) 2,240. Landing distance (50′) 1,015. The New Piper Meridian is for all intents and more »

Plane & Pilot 2017 Buyer’s Guide: Single-Engine Piston Planes

New to this year’s Plane & Pilot Buyer’s Guide are a couple of airplanes that are major updates of existing singles, as well as an all-new, newly Part 23-certificated model by CubCrafters. The product that continues to dominate the market is the Cirrus SR22 G6, which this year boasts its best panel yet, the updated more »

PORTERFIELD MODEL 35-70/35-90

STANDARD DATA: Seats 2. Gross wt. 1,326. Empty wt. 823. Fuel capacity 18. Engine 90-hp Warner Scarab Junior. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 135. Cruise mph 120. Stall mph 40. Initial climb rate 1,050. Ceiling 20,000. Range 336. Both Porterfield models entered production in 1935 and were powered by either the 70-hp LeBlond fivecylinder or the 90-hp more »

ROCKWELL COMMANDER 112/112TC

Rockwell Commander 112 STANDARD DATA: (112) Seats 4. Gross wt. 2,800. Empty wt. 1,173. Fuel capacity 48-68. Engine 200- hp Lycoming. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 173. Cruise mph 163. Stall mph 62. Initial climb rate 1,020. Range 592-880. Ceiling 13,900. Takeoff distance (50′) 1,585. Landing distance (50′) 1,310. STANDARD DATA: (112TC) Seats 4. Gross wt. 2,950. more »

RYAN PT-22

STANDARD DATA: Seats 2. Gross wt. 1,860. Empty wt. 1,313. Fuel capacity 24. Engine 160-hp Kinner. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 131. Cruise mph 123. Landing mph 54. Initial climb rate 1,000. Range 352. Ceiling 15,500. The Ryan PT-22 is another surplus military trainer of the World War II era that is still reasonably available on the more »

RYAN SC/SCW

STANDARD DATA: Seats 3. Gross wt. 2,150. Empty wt. 1,350. Engine 145-hp Warner Super Scarab radial or 150-hp Supercharged Menasco. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 152. Cruise mph 140. Stall mph 45. Initial climb rate 900. Ceiling 19,400. Range 520. The Ryan Aeronautical Co. was the successor to the old Ryan Company that produced Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit more »

RYAN STM-2

STANDARD DATA: Seats 2. Gross wt. 1,600. Empty wt. 1,027. Fuel capacity 24. Engine 125-hp Menasco C-4. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 150. Cruise mph 127. Stall mph 42. Initial climb rate 1,200. Range 350. Ceiling 17,500. The Ryan Aeronautical Co. was a successor to the Ryan Co. that produced the airplane Charles Lindbergh used to cross more »

SHINN 2150-A

STANDARD DATA: Seats 2. Gross wt. 1,817. Empty wt. 1,125. Fuel capacity 35. Engine 150-hp Lycoming. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 148. Cruise mph 135. Stall mph 52. Initial climb rate 1,450. Range 525. Ceiling 22,000. Takeoff distance (50′) 440. Landing distance (50′) 450. Originally designed and built by W.J. Morrisey of Morrisey Aviation, Inc. the Model more »

SIAI-MARCHETTI S.205 (WACO 5.220)/S.2018

STANDARD DATA: (S.205-20/R) Seats 4. Gross wt. 2,755. Empty wt. 1,630. Fuel capacity 56. Engine 200-hp Lycoming. PERFORMANCE: Top mph 174. Cruise mph 159. Stall mph 52. Initial climb rate 865. Range 940. Ceiling 17,650. Takeoff distance (50′) 1,340. Landing distance (50′) 1,540. STANDARD DATA: (S.202-22/R) Seats 4. Gross wt. 2,755. Empty wt. 1,653. Fuel more »