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APM Rearwin Sportster


History

The APM Sportster is the prototype, acquired through the efforts of Ken Rearwin of the Rearwin Family.

Specifications

Courtesy of Rearwin.com

Manufacturer

Rearwin Airplanes

Fairfax Airport

Kansas City, Kansas

Powerplant

LeBlond 5E, 70 H.P. @ 1950 RPM

Dimensions

Wing Span: 35' 0"

Wing Chord: 62.5"

Length Overall: 22' 3"

Height Overall: 6' 9"

Weights and Capacities

Empty Weight (pounds): 853

Useful Load (pounds): 607

Fuel - 24 gallons (pounds): 144

Oil - 2 gallons (pounds): 16

Payload (pounds): 220

Gross Weight (pounds): 1460

Loadings

Wing Loading (pounds/sq. ft.): 8.8

Power Loading (pounds/H.P.): 20.8

Performance

Maximum Speed: (M.P.H.) 115 at 800 ft.

Cruising Speed: (M.P.H.) 103 at 800 ft.

Landing Speed: (M.P.H.) 38

Rate of Climb - first minute (feet/minute) 625

Service Ceiling: (feet) 15,000

Standard Factory Equipment

Instruments: Altimeter, Airspeed Indicator, two fuel gauges, Tachometer, Oil Pressure, Oil Temperature, ignition switch.

Price (at Factory)

$2468