RagWing RW19 Stork

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RagWing RW19 Stork
Role Homebuilt aircraft
National origin United States
Manufacturer Ragwing Aircraft Designs
Designer Roger Mann
First flight August 1997
Introduction 1998
Status Plans no longer available
Number built 9 (December 2007)
Unit cost
US$100 (plans 2010)

The RagWing RW19 Stork is a family of two-seat, high wing, strut-braced, conventional landing gear, single-engine homebuilt aircraft designed by Roger Mann and sold as plans by RagWing Aircraft Designs for amateur construction.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

The RW19 is a 75% scale replica of the Fieseler Storch Second World War German liaison aircraft. The RW19 is noted for its STOL performance, equal to or better than that of the original Storch. The claimed take-off run and landing roll are 30 ft (9 m) due to a 15 mph (24 km/h) stall speed.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Design and development[edit]

The RW19 was designed for the US experimental homebuilt aircraft category and was first flown in August 1997. It also qualifies as an Experimental Light-sport aircraft in the USA.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

The airframe is constructed from wood and tube and covered with aircraft fabric. The landing gear is of conventional configuration. The aircraft's installed power range is 70 to 80 hp (52 to 60 kW) and the standard engine is the 70 hp (52 kW) 2si 690, although the 80 hp (60 kW) Rotax 912UL engine has also been used.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

The RW19 was originally available as a complete kit, less only the engine, but today is only offered as plans. The designer estimates it will take 600 hours to complete the aircraft, although other estimates run from 300 to 1500 hours.[1][3][5][6][7]

Variants[edit]

RW19 Stork
Tandem seat version[1][2][3][4][5]
RW20 Stork Side by Side
Side-by-side seating version, performance the same as the tandem seat version[6]

Specifications (RW19)[edit]

Data from Kitplanes, Purdy and RagWing[1][4][5]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Length: 22 ft 0 in (6.71 m)
  • Wingspan: 32 ft 0 in (9.75 m)
  • Height: 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
  • Wing area: 180 sq ft (17 m2)
  • Empty weight: 497 lb (225 kg)
  • Gross weight: 1,200 lb (544 kg)
  • Fuel capacity: 20 US gallons (76 litres)
  • Powerplant: 1 × 2si 690 twin cylinder two stroke aircraft engine, 70 hp (52 kW)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed wooden

Performance

  • Cruise speed: 75 mph (65 kn; 121 km/h)
  • Stall speed: 15 mph (13 kn; 24 km/h)
  • Never exceed speed: 105 mph (91 kn; 169 km/h)
  • Minimum control speed: 15 mph (13 kn; 24 km/h)
  • Range: 250 mi (217 nmi; 402 km)
  • Service ceiling: 15,000 ft (4,572 m)
  • Rate of climb: 1,200 ft/min (6.1 m/s)

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Downey, Julia: 1999 Plans Aircraft Directory, Kitplanes, Volume 16, Number 1, January 1999, page 64. Primedia Publications. ISSN 0891-1851
  2. ^ a b c d e Downey, Julia: 2001 Kit Aircraft Directory, Kitplanes, Volume 17, Number 12, December 2000, page 69. Kitplanes Acquisition Company. ISSN 0891-1851
  3. ^ a b c d e f Downey, Julia: 2008 Kit Aircraft Directory, Kitplanes, Volume 24, Number 12, December 2007, page 69. Primedia Publications. ISSN 0891-1851
  4. ^ a b c d e f Purdy, Don: AeroCrafter - Homebuilt Aircraft Sourcebook, page 355. BAI Communications. ISBN 0-9636409-4-1
  5. ^ a b c d e f g RagWing Aircraft Designs (2006). "RW19 RagWing Stork". Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f RagWing Aircraft Designs (2006). "RW20 RagWing Stork Side by Side". Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  7. ^ a b RagWing Aircraft Designs (2006). "RagWing Price List". Retrieved 29 December 2010. 

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