Corby Starlet

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Starlet
Corby Starlet.jpg
Corby Starlet at Toowoomba Airshow, May 2007.
Role Homebuilt aircraft
Designer John C. Corby
Introduction 1973
Unit cost
US$175 (plans only, 2015)

The Corby CJ-1 Starlet is a single seat, amateur-built aeroplane designed in the 1960s by Australian aeronautical engineer John Corby.[1][2]

Design and development[edit]

The CJ-1 Starlet's structure is primarily wood and finished with fabric. A variety of engine types have been used, including 50 to 80 hp (37 to 60 kW) Volkswagen air-cooled engines, the 80 hp (60 kW) Rotax 912UL and the 85 hp (63 kW) Jabiru 2200.[1][2]

The aircraft is built from plans, although some parts are available as well.[2] Additionally Aircraft Spruce & Specialty offer materials kits for the design.[3]

Variants[edit]

CJ-1
Base model, made from wood[1][2]
CM-2
Model built from aluminium sheet, developed in New Zealand[1][2]

Specifications (typical)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one pilot
  • Length: 4.5 m (14 ft 9 in)
  • Wingspan: 5.72 m (18 ft 6 in)
  • Wing area: 6.4 m2 (69 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 230 kg (500 lb)
  • Gross weight: 340 kg (750 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Volkswagen air-cooled engine or Jabiru 2200, 52 - 64 kW (70 - 85 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 260 km/h (160 mph)
  • Range: 685 km (425 miles)
  • Rate of climb: 5.6 m/s (1,100 ft/min)

Armament

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 98. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
  2. ^ a b c d e Tacke, Willi; Marino Boric; et al: World Directory of Light Aviation 2015-16, page 104. Flying Pages Europe SARL, 2015. ISSN 1368-485X
  3. ^ Aircraft Spruce & Specialty (2017). "Corby Starlet CJ-1". Retrieved 2 April 2017.
  • Taylor, John W. R. (1976). Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1976–1977. London: Jane's Yearbooks. ISBN 0-354-00538-3.
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 269.

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