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Firestar II


First produced in 1985. The wings and tail fold for transport.
Designed by Homer Kolb
The 1997 kit price including a Rotax 447 was $9039.

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FireStar II


The FireStar II is a two place version of the Firestar I.
The 1997 kit price was US$9264 including the engine.
The New Kolb Aircraft LSA Firestar II 2009 Price: 9000 US$

Firestar
Engine: Rotax 377
Empty wt. lbs: 264
Max wt. lbs: 535
Wing span: 27ft 8in
Wing area sq.ft.: 148
Wing loading lbs/sq.ft: 3.6
Power loading lbs/hp: 15.3
Max speed mph: 63
Cruise mph: 55
Stall mph: 26
Vne mph: 75
Seats: 1

Firestar I
Engine: Rotax 447, 41 hp.
Speed max: 70 mph.
Cruise: 60 mph.
Stall: 26 mph.
ROC: 1000 fpm.
Take-off dist: 125 ft.
Landing dist: 125 ft.
Fuel cap: 5 USG.
Weight empty: 275 lbs.
Gross: 550 lbs.
Height: 5.83 ft.
Length: 21.25 ft.
Wing span: 27.5 ft.
Wing area: 143 sq.ft.
Seats: 1.
Landing gear: tail wheel.

New Kolb Firestar I
Engine: Rotax 503, 52 hp.
Wing span: 27.8 ft.
Wing area: 143 sq.ft.
Length: 22.6 ft.
Weight empty: 325 lbs.
Gross: 760 lbs.
Fuel cap: 10 USG.
Cruise: 70 mph.
Stall: 27 mph.
ROC: 850 fpm.
Take-off dist: 150 ft.
Landing dist: 200 ft.
Seats: 2 tandem.
Cockpit width: 23 in
Landing gear: tail wheel.

FireStar II
Engine: Rotax 447, 41 hp.
Height: 5.83 ft.
Length: 21.25 ft.
Wing span: 27.5 ft.
Wing area: 143 sq.ft.
Weight empty: 290 lbs.
Gross: 725 lbs.
Fuel cap: 10 USG.
Speed max: 70 mph.
Cruise: 60 mph.
Stall: 30 mph.
ROC: 650 fpm.
Take-off dist: 225 ft.
Landing dist: 200 ft.
Seats: 2.
Landing gear: tail wheel.

The New Kolb Aircraft Firestar II
Stall: 30 kt / 35 mph / 56 kmh
Cruise: 61 kt / 70 mph / 113 kmh
VNE: 74 kt / 85 mph / 137 kmh
Empty Weight: 147 kg / 325 lbs
MTOW Weight: 329 kg / 725 lbs
Climb Ratio: 800 ft/min / 4 m/s
Take-off distance (50ft obstacle): 250 ft / 76 m
Landing distance (50ft obstacle): 300 ft / 91 m

 

 

 


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