Richard 125 Commuter
|National origin||United States|
|Manufacturer||C.H. Richard Company|
|Designer||Charles H Richard|
|Variants||Richard 150 Commuter|
The Richard 125 Commuter is a two passenger homebuilt aircraft design.
The 125 Commuter was introduced in 1969, and a second refined prototype was built in 1972. The aircraft used an stressed skin all aluminum structure at a time when most homebuilts used wood or tube and fabric construction. The plans were marketed for homebuilt construction by its designer Charles Richard. A 150 hp variant was developed afterward.
The 125 Commuter is a side-by-side passenger strut-braced high wing aircraft with conventional landing gear. The aircraft uses all metal construction. An single control column between the seats acts as a control for either pilot. Fuel is stored in 50 gallon wing tanks.
Specifications (Richard 125 Commuter)
Data from Sport Aviation
- Capacity: 2
- Length: 19.75 ft (6.02 m)
- Wingspan: 25 ft (7.6 m)
- Wing area: 100 sq ft (9.3 m2)
- Empty weight: 805 lb (365 kg)
- Gross weight: 1,500 lb (680 kg)
- Fuel capacity: 50 gal
- Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming 0-290G Horizontally opposed piston, 125 hp (93 kW)
- Propellers: 2-bladed
- Maximum speed: 130 kn; 241 km/h (150 mph)
- Cruise speed: 122 kn; 225 km/h (140 mph)
- Stall speed: 43 kn; 80 km/h (50 mph)
- Service ceiling: 15,000 ft (4,600 m)
- Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era
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- Air Trails: 76. Winter 1971.
- Sport Aviation: 32. April 1972.
- "The Richard 125 Commuter". Sport Aviation. June 1969.