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Aerosport Rail



Designed by Mr H. L. Woods and first flown in 1970, the Aerosport Rail was the third of a series of open aircraft meant to be flown at lower speeds and altitudes for fun. With safety in mind, it was designed to meet all FAA Normal Category Certification requirements. Its twin engines have separate fuel and ignition systems for reliability. The original open-air pusher was powered by twin Aerosport 600 engines rated at 25 hp each. Top speed was about 80 mph, while standard cruise was cited at 60 mph.

Powered by 33 hp two-stroke engines, it has a top speed of 95 mph (153 kph).




The Mk II Rail has been changed to take a modified Volkswagen powerplant mounted behind the pilot’s head. The all-metal Rail seats only one, stands on a tricycle gear and makes use of a T-type tail assembly. The Rail has always emphasized easy construction, simplified tools and economy of operation.



Rail Mk.II

Engines: 2 x Aerosport-Rockwell, 33 hp    
Wing span: 23 ft 3.5 in / 7.1 m
Length: 15 ft 9 in / 4.8 m            
Height: 6 ft 0 in / 1.83 m
Max TO wt: 710 lb / 322 kg            
Max level speed: 95 mph / 153 kph  

Rail Mk.II
Engine: VW 1600-2100cc            
Gross weight: 100 lb
Empty weight: 438 lb                
Fuel capacity: 8.5 USG
Wingspan: 23.3 ft                
Length: 16 ft 7 in
Vmax: 90 mph                
Cruise speed: 66 mph
Climb rate: 900 fpm                
Stall: 45 mph
Ceiling: 12,000ft                
Takeoff dist: 230 ft
Landing roll: 300 ft                
Range: 100 sm


Rail MkII
Engines; 2 x Rockwell JLO LB-600 snow mobile pusher, 33 hp at 4300 rpm
Engines weight: about 56 lbs
Wing span: 23’ 3 0.5”
Wing area: 81.5 sq/ft
Length: 15’ 9”
Height: 6’
Empty weight: 438 lb
Seat: 1
Undercarriage: Tricycle steerable nose wheel


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