Merlin Specifications and Performance

Merlin LSA

Merlin is a composite high-wing, tricycle gear aircraft designed to meet LSA certification requirements based on ASTM standards. It is fitted with a Rotax 912iS engine and Dynon’s Skyview glass-panel avionics. Glasair also plans to offer an optional BRS parachute system. The SLSA is also the company’s first certified aircraft.



Max Speed at Sea Level 120 kt/138 mph
Cruise @ 75% power 100-105 kt/115-121 mph
Stall, no flaps 44 kt/50 mph
Stall, full flaps 39 kt/45 mph
Max takeoff weight 1320 lb
Empty weight 790 lb
Useful Load 530 lb
Limit Load +4/-2 g
Wing Span 31′ 9″
Wing Area 132 ft²
Length 21′ 8″
Height 8′ 8″
Cabin width 46.5″
Baggage 50 lb
Fuel capacity 24 gal


Merlin LSA interior.
Merlin LSA interior.
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Omar Filipovic is president of the Glasair Aircraft Owners Association as well as the chief tinkerer and content editor for this website. He is also the web editor for Kitplanes Magazine. Omar is building a GlaStar in Portland, Oregon.