Kraft Super Fli

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K-1 Super Fli
Role Aerobatic sport aircraft
National origin United States
Manufacturer Homebuilt
Designer Phil Kraft
First flight December 1974

The Kraft K-1 Super Fli is a single-seat sport aircraft that was designed in the United States in the early 1970s and marketed for homebuilding. It is a low-wing cantilever monoplane of conventional design with fixed, tailwheel undercarriage. The wings have a wooden structure, skinned in plywood, while the fuselage and empennage are built from steel tube, the fuselage skinned in aluminium and the tail in fabric. It has a very similar design to radio controlled craft.

The Super Fli's designer, Phil Kraft, was a champion builder and flier of radio-controlled model aircraft who in 1972 decided to apply this expertise to the design of a full-size aircraft. The design was therefore based around the guidelines normally applied to model aircraft, particularly in its wing design, areas, and moments.

Specifications[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: One
  • Wingspan: 24 ft 0 in (7.32 m)
  • Empty weight: 980 lb (445 kg)
  • Gross weight: 1,400 lb (635 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming IO-360-A1D, 200 hp (150 kW) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 200 mph (322 km/h)
  • Service ceiling: 12,000 ft (3,660 m)
  • Rate of climb: 3,000 ft/min (15.2 m/s)

References[edit]

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. 
  • Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1977-78. London: Jane's Publishing.