Pazmany PL-9 Stork

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PL-9 Stork
Role Single-engined homebuilt monoplane
National origin United States
Manufacturer Pazmany Aircraft Corporation
Designer Ladislao Pazmany

The Pazmany PL-9 Stork is an American single-engined high-wing monoplane designed by Ladislao Pazmany as a ¾ scale variant of the Second World War Fieseler Storch for the home builder market.[1][2][3]

Design and development[edit]

The PL-9 Stork features a strut-braced high-wing, a two-seats-in-tandem enclosed cockpit, fixed conventional landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration.[2][2]

The aircraft fuselage is made from welded steel tubing, while the wings are constructed from aluminum sheet. Its 10.97 m (36.0 ft) span wing has an area of 15.44 m2 (166.2 sq ft) and mounts flaps. The standard engine used is the 150 to 160 hp (112 to 119 kW) Lycoming O-320 four-stroke powerplant.[2][2]

Specifications[edit]

Data from Taylor[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: Tandem
  • Capacity: 2
  • Length: 23 ft 3½ in (7.4 m)
  • Wingspan: 36 ft 0 in (10.97 m)
  • Empty weight: 1132 lb (513 kg)
  • Gross weight: 1673 lb (759 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming O-320, 150 hp (112 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 116 mph (187 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 95 mph (153 km/h)
  • Range: 332 miles (534 km)
  • Rate of climb: 1400 ft/min ( m/s)

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Taylor 1996, p. 498
  2. ^ a b c d e Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 114. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
  3. ^ Purdy, Don: AeroCrafter - Homebuilt Aircraft Sourcebook, Fifth Edition, page 355. BAI Communications, 15 July 1998. ISBN 0-9636409-4-1

Bibliography[edit]

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1996). Brassey's World Aircraft & Systems Directory. London, England: Brassey's. ISBN 1-85753-198-1. 

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