FP-505

The FP-505 Skeeter

Once you are in the cockpit of the FP-505, you can't wait to get into the air. In a short distance of 150 feet you are air-borne and climbing at 800 feet per minute. With the wings above you, the visibility is excellent, and you're rewarded with a clear view of what's around and below you. Even at the slowest speed, the FP-505 maintains the flight characteristics that make for safe, enjoyable flying. Optional brakes assist in shorter take-off and landing rolls.

High wing, Open cock-pit

This affordable light plane combines two of the most coveted virtues for flying purists: a high wing and an open cock-pit.

The pylon-mounted high wing leaves the cockpit essentially unenclosed, offering the pilot spectacular visibility and the freedom of an open cockpit design. Fueled by a 40 horsepower Rotax, the compact FP-505 delivers plenty of go once you get up.

Shock-absorbing gear and geodetic construction contribute to a sturdy aircraft in an exceedingly affordable price range.


Specifications
Wingspan 28’
Wing Area 112 sq ft
Length 16’6”
Fuel Capacity 5 gal
Design Loads +4.6 -2.3g
Engine Hirth F-33/ Rotax 447/ Rotax 503
Gross Weight 500 lbs
Empty Weight 240-250 lbs
Max Pilot Weight 200 lbs
Construction Time 500 hrs
Field Assembly Time 15 min


Flight Performance
Velocity-Never Exceed 83 mph
Top Level Speed 75 mph
Cruise Speed 55-60 mph
Stall Speed 26 mph
Climb Rate 700-800 fpm
Glide Ratio 9:1
Takeoff Run 150’