Just Superstol

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Superstol
JustHighlander.jpg
Superstol prototype at AirVenture 2012
Role Amateur-built aircraft
National origin United States
Manufacturer Just Aircraft
Introduction 2012
Status In production (2012)
Unit cost
US$39,150 (kit only, less engine and propeller, 2012)
Developed from Just Highlander
SuperStol
Just Superstol showing the large tundra tires fitted

The Just Superstol is an American STOL amateur-built aircraft, designed and produced by Just Aircraft of Walhalla, South Carolina. The aircraft is supplied as a kit for amateur construction.[1][2]

Design and development[edit]

The Superstol is a development of the Just Highlander and differs by the addition of automatic leading edge slats, a long stroke air shock robust landing gear with 29 in (74 cm) tundra tires, Fowler flaps and a newly designed tailplane. The resulting design features a strut-braced high-wing, a two-seats-in-side-by-side configuration enclosed cockpit accessed by doors, fixed conventional landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration.[1]

The aircraft fuselage is made from welded 4130 steel tubing, while the wing uses an aluminum spar and aluminum ribs, all covered in doped aircraft fabric. The wings are supported by "V" struts with jury struts and can be folded for ground transportation or storage without the need for disconnecting fuel lines or control connections. Standard engines available include the 80 hp (60 kW) Rotax 912UL, the 100 hp (75 kW) Rotax 912ULS or Rotax 912iS, the 115 hp (86 kW) Rotax 914, 85 hp (63 kW) Jabiru 2200, the 120 hp (89 kW) Jabiru 3300 and the 80 hp (60 kW) Volkswagen air-cooled engine, four-stroke powerplants. The aircraft can take-off and land in under 150 ft (46 m)[1][3]

Specifications (Superstol)[edit]

Data from Kitplanes and Just Aircraft[1][2][3]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Fuel capacity: 27 U.S. gallons (100 L; 22 imp gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 912ULS four cylinder, liquid and air-cooled, four stroke aircraft engine, 100 hp (75 kW)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Bernard, Mary and Suzanne B. Bopp: Just Aircraft:Superstol, Kitplanes, Volume 29, Number 12, December 2012, page 26. Belvoir Publications. ISSN 0891-1851
  2. ^ a b Just Aircraft (6 September 2012). "Press Release – Just Aircraft New "Superstol"". Retrieved 21 November 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Just Aircraft (n.d.). "Superstol Pricing". Retrieved 21 November 2012. 

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