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Golden Circle Air T-Bird 1

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First flown in 1983, the LSA T-Bird 1 tube and fabric kit plane was available with tail dragger or tri-gear.
A highwing pusher that takes about 100 hour to build with pre-sewn colored fabric. Stressed to +6 -4 G.
In 1997 the engine lees kit was US$8992. The price in 2009 was US$12410 for the kit.
It was available in four engine sizes.

Engine: Rotax 503, 52 hp.
Speed max: 90 mph.
Cruise: 65 mph.
Range: 100 sm.
Stall: 27 mph.
ROC: 900 fpm.
Take-off dist: 70 ft.
Landing dist: 120 ft.
Service ceiling: 10,000 ft.
Fuel cap: 5 USG.
Weight empty: 272 lbs.
Gross: 572 lbs.
Height: 6 ft.
Length: 18 ft.
Wing span: 31.75 ft.
Wing area: 154 sq.ft.
Seats: 1.
Landing gear: tail wheel.
Glide Ratio: 7-1
Take-off distance (50ft obstacle): 160 ft / 49 m
Landing distance (50ft obstacle): 150 ft / 46 m

Engine: Rotax 447,28 hp
Cruise: 60 mph
Stall: 26 mph
Range: 120 sm
Rate of climb: 600 fpm
Takeoff dist: 75 ft
Landing dist: 100 ft
HP range: 28-65
Fuel capacity: 12 USG
Empty weight: 285 lb
Gross weight: 600 lb
Length: 18 ft
Wing span: 32 ft
Wing area: 154 sq.ft
Seats: 1
Cockpit width: 28 in
Landing gear: nose or tail

 

 


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