Falconar AMF-S14 Super Maranda

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AMF-S14 Maranda
Role Utility aircraft
Manufacturer Homebuilt
Designer Chris Falconar
First flight 1961
Number built 95 (2011)
Unit cost
approximately $2850 to build in 1985[1]
Developed from Adam RA-14 Loisirs
Variants Falconar AMF-14H Maranda

The Falconar AMF-S14 Maranda is a two-seat light aircraft first flown in Canada in 1961 and marketed for homebuilding.[2] Based on the Adam RA-14 Loisirs, it is a conventional high-wing strut-braced monoplane with fixed, tailwheel undercarriage. The fuselage is wood construction with fabric covering with a folding wing.[3] The pilot and single passenger sit side-by-side in a fully enclosed cabin. One example has been built as a floatplane with fiberglass covered wooden floats using Falconar plans.[4][5] The airfoil employed is a NACA 23012.[6]

Acceptable installed engine power ranges from 85 to 150 hp (63 to 112 kW).[7]


Specifications (typical Super Maranda)[edit]

Data from Air Trails

General characteristics

  • Crew: One pilot
  • Capacity: 1 passenger
  • Length: 6.70 m (23 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.67 m (31 ft 9 in)
  • Wing area: 14.7 m2 (158 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 500 kg (1,100 lb)
  • Gross weight: 840 kg (1,850 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming O-320 four-cylinder horizontally-opposed air-cooled piston engine, 112 kW (150 hp)

Performance

  • Cruising speed: 193 km/h (120 mph)
  • Range: 770 km (480 miles)

See also[edit]

Related development

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paul Fillingham, Blanton. Basic Guide to Flying. p. 175.
  2. ^ Air Trails: 76. Winter 1971. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Air Progress Sprt Aircraft: 74. Winter 1969. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ Sport Aviation: 26. March 1971. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ Vandermeullen, Richard: 2012 Kit Aircraft Buyer's Guide, Kitplanes, Volume 28, Number 12, December 2011, page 52. Belvoir Publications. ISSN 0891-1851
  6. ^ Lednicer, David (2010). "The Incomplete Guide to Airfoil Usage". Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  7. ^ Plane and Pilot: 1978 Aircraft Directory, page 141. Werner & Werner Corp, Santa Monica CA, 1977. ISBN 0-918312-00-0
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 376.
  • Official website