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Stolp SA-500 Starlet


First flown in 1968, the Starlet is a single-place parasol-winged monoplane. This ship was originally designed by Lou Stolp to handle a Volkswagen engine but now has been modified to house small air­craft engines. Engines most commonly used are the VW 1500 or the 108-hp Lycoming.


Construction follows standard Stolp Starduster practice. All basic structure except the wing is made of 4130 steel tubing. The wing uses spruce spars and plywood ribs with cap strips. The airfoil is a Clark Y, High-Lift.
Optimum engine is the 108 HP Lycoming; however, engines of 85 HP to 125 HP may be used. The Starlet will fly well with Rotax, Subaru, Suzuki, or Continental engines.

The drawings are quite complete and easy to follow, with ribs printed to full size. The drawings are printed on an offset press so they will not fade and shrinking is held to a minimum.

All material kits are available from Stolp Starduster Corporation at reasonable prices. In addition, we can furnish fabricated wings ready to cover, complete welded assembly, turtlebacks, nose cowls, wheel pants, windshields, aluminum fuel tanks, etc.

The Starlet SA500 is easy and economical to build and fun to fly. It is stable and relatively fast. The parasol wing makes it especially suitable for operating out of rough field. Although a small airplane, the Starlet has a roomy cockpit suitable for a large adult.

Engine 100-hp Con-tinental
Gross Wt. 1000 lb
Empty Wt. 630 lb
Fue1 capacity 20 USG
Wingspan 25’
Length 17’
Wing area: 83 sq.ft
Top speed 150 mph
Cruise 130 mph
Stall 55 mph
Climb rate 1,500 fpm
Takeoff run (50’) 500 ft
Landing run (50’) 900 ft
Range 500 miles
Seats: 1

Engine: VW 1500 cc
HP range: 65-100
Height: 6.7 ft
Length: 17 ft
Wing span: 25 ft
Wing area: 83 sq.ft
Weight empty: 700 lb
Gross: 1058 lb
Fuel cap: 22 USG
Speed max: 130 mph
Cruise: 105 mph
Range: 600 sm
Stall: 45 mph
Service ceiling: 12,000 ft
Seats: 1
Landing gear: tail wheel



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