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Starr Bumble Bee
 
 Starr-BumBee
 
The Bumble Bee II was the world's smallest piloted airplane. It was built by Robert H. Starr. Its first flight was on 8 May 1988. The Bumble Bee II crashed on the same day due to an engine failure. Robert Starr was seriously injured in the crash, but he fully recovered from his injuries.
 
Engine: 1 × Continental C85, 85 hp / 63 kW
Wingspan: 5 ft 6 in / 1.68 m
Length: 8 ft 10 in / 2.7 m
Empty weight: 396 lb / 180 kg
Max takeoff weight: 574 lb / 260 kg
Fuel capacity: 3 US gallons / 11.35 litres
Maximum speed: 165 knots / 190 mph / 305 km/h
Cruise speed: 130 knots / 150 mph/ 241 km/h
Stall speed: 75 knots / 86 mph / 139 km/h
Service ceiling: 14,000 ft / 4,270 m)
Rate of climb: 4,500 ft/min / 23 m/s
Crew: One
 
 
 
 


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