Classic

The Classic

Sharing the responsive flight characteristics of the FP-404, the two-place Classic lets you share the experience with a passenger. Dual controls give you the option of front or back position, and an 85 mph cruise speed gives you just plain fun.

The two-place Classic represents a reborn era in airborne adventure. This bi-plane aircraft is a throw-back to seat-of-the-pants flying, complete with minimal instruments and bare-necessity controls. The sports car of light-planes, the Classic is a flying experience that will leave you flying.

Featuring short wings, four ailerons and a semi-symmetrical airfoil, the aircraft answers commands instantaneously. Geodetic wood construction and additional bracing contribute to exceptional structural strength, enough to withstand higher Gs than most light planes.

For experimental models, a 65 horsepower Rotax engine pours out more than enough power for exhilarating, 800 feet-per-minute climbs and turns that will push you and your passenger back in your seats. The plane is as responsive as you are aggressive.


Specifications
Wingspan 22’
Wing Area 154 sq. ft.
Wing Gap 41”/38”
Aileron Area 18 sq. ft.
Length 16’9:
Height 5’11”
Tail Span 84”
Engine Rotax 582LC 65 hp
Drive Type Geared
Reduction Ratio 2.58:1
Gross Weight 850 lbs.
Empty Weight 400 lbs.
Max. Pilot Weight 2-200lbs.
Construction Time 500 hrs
Field Assembly Time 30 min


Flight Performance
Solo Gross
Velocity-Never Exceed 110 mph 100 mph
Max Speed 90 mph 90 mph
Cruise Speed 75-80 mph 75-80 mph
Stall Speed 35 mph 38-39 mph
Climb Rate 800 fpm 600 fpm
Glide Ratio 8:1 7:1
Take-off Run 150’ 200’
Landing Roll 250’ 300’