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    Simplex Aeroplanes
    P.O. Box 416
    Old Saybrook, CT 6475
    United States

    Phone: 801-830-0612

    http://simplexaero.com
    info@simplexaero.com

    CATEGORY:
    Type Fixed-wingSport-Pilot Compliant Yes
    Status Current
    Categories Ultralight
    PERFORMANCE:
    Max Speed (mph) 63Service Ceiling (ft) 9000
    Cruise Speed (mph) 60Rate of Climb (fpm) 650
    Stall Speed (mph) 27Takeoff Distance (ft) 160
    Range (statute mi) 115Landing Distance (ft) 200
    POWERPLANT:
    Engine Kawasaki 340
    Design Horsepower 35H.P. Low Range 28
    Fuel Capacity (US Gal.) 5H.P. High Range 40
    DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT:
    Empty Weight (lb) 254Useful Load (lb) 296
    Gross Weight (lb) 550
    Wing Area (ft2) 117Length (ft) 17
    Wingspan (ft) 25.5Height (ft) 5
    DESIGN:
    Wing Design HighFolding Wings No
    No. of Seats 1Tandem No
    Cockpit Width (in) 21.5
    Landing Gear Tailwheel
    Materials Fabric, Metal, Wood
    KIT AND PLANS:
    Kit Available YesQuick-build Available No
    Plans Available YesIncludes Engine No
    Beginner Build Time (hrs) 500Number Built & Flown 15
    Kit Cost ($US) $3,000Plans Cost ($US) $100
    Build Cost Range $5,000 - $8,000
    COMMENTS:
    The airplane is made of wood, covered in fabric, and utilizes a forgiving aluminum slab gear. Plans include all the information needed to build a complete, safe, and flyable aircraft. The plans consist of 11″ x 17″ drawing accompanied by a detailed spiral-bound construction manual.