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Statler Firefly


Firefly was designed by Bill Statler, former Lockheed engineer who earlier designed an all-metal midwing racer, Little Mike, in the Goodyear 190-ci. class, Firefly was designed to resemble a two-place For-mula One racer, carries 80 sq.ft of wing instead of 66. Both cockpit places have complete controls; Firefly is soloed from front seat. Con-struction is basically metal, with fiberglass cowl, wingtips, fairings, wheel pants. Flaps are electrically operated.

Offered with plans and construction manuals for home-builders, the Statler Firefly N711FF first flew on 8 October 1976, piloted by Al Foss.
Engine Continental C-85-12F
Wingspan 19’2”
Length 18’11”
Gross Wt. 1300 lb
Empty Wt. 835 lb
Fuel capacity 18 USG
Top speed 240 mph
Cruise 143 mph
Stall 63 mph clean, 56 mph flaps down
Climb rate 800 fpm
Ceiling 16,000 ft
Takeoff roll 600 ft
Landing roll 800 ft
Range 400 mi
Endurance 3 hrs. plus res
Seat 2


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