The 265 design was based on the Ryan ST and Don Stewart wanted the airplane to be in his favourite category, which included the Champ, Chief, Cub and all the rest of the 65-85 HP clan. The problem was that there was no engine available that fit the concept at the time.
A publicity release in 1993 for the Mikron III answered my need for the engine and he got down to work and finished the design work on what's become the 265. Two people, sixty five horse power.
By December 2007, the airplane has over one hundred hours of good service with no problems other than making some new fiberglass parts to remove weight. The airplane cruises at about 90 MPH, stalls about 40 and handles very nicely. The engine burns 3.7 USgph.
Drawings were not for sale.