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Taylorcraft Model F / F-19 / F-21



With origins in the Taylorcraft Model B of the early 1940s, the F-19 and F-20 are revived and improved versions of the Models 19 and 20. Three models of the F-19 Sportsman were offered as Standard, Custom, and Deluxe. There was a modernisation after Continental suspended production of the O-200 engine.

A higher-powered version, the F-21 two-seat sporting trainer, was designed with aluminium 'T'-beam wing spars and a new fuel system. This in turn has given way to the F-22.
The F-21B has been certificated in Australia, and the manufacturer hoped that this would generate sufficient interest for the production line to start up again. The price for a standard, equipped aircraft had risen to $33,000, which Taylorcraft says reflected higher engine costs, which are "going out of sight".
The 1979 T‑Craft was the F model. With 100 horsepower, it weighs 900 pounds and it can lift another 600 pounds. The T‑Craft tops out at 110 knots, it stalls at 37, and it departs or returns to Earth fully loaded over a 50‑foot obstacle in 375 feet. It will cruise 350 miles while sipping six gallons an hour.

The F-19 was built until 1980.

1975 model Taylorcraft F-19
Built in 1979 at the plant in Alliance, Ohio, wrapped in Dacron and painted, each T-Craft is towed a couple of miles out to Barber Field for final assembly.

The F-21 was first built in 1980.


1980 Taylorcraft F-21


Taylorcraft production includes 100 prewar Model As, 1800 military L-2s, more than 2800 post-war BC-12Ds, and more than 120 F-19 Sportsmans.


19 Sportsman
Engine: 1 × Continental C-85, 85 hp (63 kW)
Prop: 2-bladed metal
Wingspan: 36'0"
Length: 22'0"
Empty weight: 860 lb (390 kg)
Gross weight: 1,500 lb (680 kg)
Fuel capacity: 18 U.S. gallons (68 L; 15 imp gal)
Maximum speed: 120 mph (193 km/h; 104 kn)
Cruise speed: 110 mph (96 kn; 177 km/h)
Stall speed: 38 mph (33 kn; 61 km/h)
Range: 300 mi (261 nmi; 483 km)
Service ceiling: 17,000 ft (5,182 m)
Rate of climb: 700 ft/min (3.6 m/s)
Crew: one

Capacity: one passenger


Engine: 1 x Continental O-200-A, 100 hp
Seats: 2
Wing loading: 8.17 lb/sq.ft
Pwr loading: 15 lb/hp
Gross wt: 1500 lb
Empty wt: 870 lb
Equipped useful load: 585 lb
Payload max fuel: 441 lb
Range max fuel/75% pwr: 401nm/3.9hr
Service ceiling: 18,000 ft
75% cruise: 100 kt
55% cruise: 78 kt
Stall: 37 kt
1.3 Vso: 49 kt
ROC: 775 fpm
Min field length: 400 ft
Fuel cap: 144 lb


Engine: Continental O-200-A, 100hp
Wingspan: 36'0"
Length: 21'10"
Useful load: 600 lb
Max speed: 105 mph
Cruise speed: 95 mph
Stall: 43 mph
Ceiling: 18,000 ft
Seats: 2
Price: $12,500


Engine: 1 x Lycoming O-235-L2C, 118 hp
TBO: 2000 hrs
Prop: McCauley 2 blade, fixed pitch 72in
Seats: 2
Length: 23 ft
Height: 6.5 ft
Wingspan: 36 ft
Wing area: 187.3 sq.ft
Max ramp wt: 1500 lbs
Max take off wt: 1500 lbs
Standard empty wt: 990 lbs
Max useful load: 510 lbs
Max landing wt: 1500 lbs
Wing loading: 8.17 lbs/sq.ft
Power loading: 15 lbs/hp
Max useable fuel: 174 lbs
Climb rate: 875 fpm @ 65 kts
Climb gradient: 665 ft/nm
Rate of climb @ 8000 ft: 340 fpm
Service ceiling; 18,000 ft
Max speed: 120 kts
Cruise @ 65% power @ 8,000ft: 96 kts
Fuel flow @ 65% power @ 8,000ft: 42 pph
Endurance @ 65% power @ 8,000ft: 4.1 hr
Stalling speed clean: 49 kts
Stall speed flaps down: 47 kts
Turbulent air penetration speed: 109 kts
Fixed tail wheel undercarriage



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