Glasair Specifications and Performance

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Glasair III

The Glasair is the ultimate high performance aircraft. With its Lycoming engine, the Glasair is a fast, sleek, aerobatic cross-country machine that will take you across the country in mere hours, not days. Nonetheless, its approach and touchdown speeds are easy to work with. The first time most people go out for a flight in a Glasair, the combination of performance and handling qualities absolutely amazes them!

Performance

  Super II-FT Super II-RG III
Horsepower 180 180 300
Top Speed (TAS, Sea Level) [mph/kt] 228/198 238/207 290/252
Cruise Speeds (TAS) [mph/kt]      
75% power at 8,000′ 210/183 221/192 278/242
65% power at 8,000′ 204/177 214/186 264/230
Stall Speeds (Max Gross Weight)      
No Flaps (Vs) Standard Wing 80/70 80/70 86/75
(Vs) Optional Wing Tip Extensions 77/67 77/67 82/71
Full Flaps (Vso) Standard Flaps & Wings 73/63 73/63 78/68
(Vso) Slotted Flaps Standard Wings 68/59 68/59 73/63
(Vso) Slotted Flaps, Wingtip Extensions 63/55 63/55 67/58
Never Exceed Speed (Vne) 260/226 260/226 335/291
Rate of Climb Solo [fpm] 2700 2700 2990
Rate of Climb Max Gross [fpm] 1700 1700 2140
Range 65% Standard 70 gal. Fuel
VFR Reserve [sm/nm]
1446/1258 1520/1322 1239/1077
Range 65% Optional 81 gal. Fuel
VFR Reserve
1690/1469 1776/1544 1454/1265
Fuel Consumption (65%) [gal/h] 9.2 9.2 13.5

 

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Specifications

Fuel Capacity Standard Wing Tank 62 gal 62 gal 62 gal
Fuel Capacity Standard Header Tank 8 gal 8 gal 8 gal
Optional Wingtip Extension Tanks 11 gal 11 gal 11 gal
Baggage Area [ft³] 12 12 12
Baggage Capacity 100 lb 100 lb 100 lb
Cabin Width 42″ 42″ 42″
Wing Area [ft²] 81.3 81.3 81.3
W/ Optional Wingtip Extensions [ft²] 91.5 91.5 91.5
Wing Loading [lb/ft²] 25.8 25.8 29.5
W/ Optional Wingtip Extensions [lb/ft²] 24 24 27.3
Aspect Ratio 6.2 6.2 6.2
W/ Optional Wingtip Extensions 7.6 7.6 7.6
Empty Weight Typical 1350 lb 1350 lb 1625 lb
Max Gross Weight Typical 2100 lb 2100 lb 2400 lb
W/ Optional Wingtip Extensions 2200 lb 2200 lb 2500 lb
Structural Loads [g]      
Limit Load +6/-4 +6/-4 +6/-4
Ultimate Load +9/-6 +9/-6 +9/-6
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Kit crate dimensions

Kit Length (ft) Width (in) Height (in) Weight (lb)
Glasair III Full Kit 24 46 53 1600
Super II RG Full Kit 24 46 53 1500
Super II FT Full Kit 24 46 53 1400
Super II TD Full Kit 24 46 53 1400
Glasair III Kit #1 16 48 53 750
Super II RG Kit #1 16 48 53 700
Super II RG & III Kit #2 24 22 53 700
Super II RG & III Kit #3 3.3 40 24 150
Super II RG & III Kit #4 10 26 20 150
Super II FT & TD Kit #1 9 30 16 125
Super II FT & TD Kit #2 24 22 53 700
Super II FT & TD Kit #3 16 48 53 700
Super lI FT & TD Kit #4 6 38 40 150
 
Glasair Super II-S RG
Glasair Super II-S RG

To learn more about the differences between Glasair models, see this article by Cliff Faber.

1984 Glasair I Brochure
1984 Glasair Brochure

See more photos of Glasairs in our image library and on Airliners.net.

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