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  • Overview
    Sport Performance Aviation LLC Panther Sport Aircraft Specifications

    The Panther is a versatile, mid-sized, single seat low wing Sport or LSA aerobatic airplane with quick fold wings.

    Flight Performance Design
      Easy to fly with low stall/landing speed
      Long stick and travel for light control feel without being "twitchy"
      Positively stable in all axis
      Excellent off runway and climb performance
      Fun and sporty to fly with great performance and wide speed range
    Construction
      6061 aluminum / flush blind rivets (solid optional)
      4130 steel tube construction from seat back to firewall. All critical attachment points like Landing gear, wing pin, engine mount, 5 point harness, ballistic chute, rollover bar, control Hard points etc. will be welded in the fixture . This allows quick accurate construction of all Critical points.
      Offers safety in a crash.
      Skinned in AL
      Quick easy to build tail cone rivets/bolts on to the forward fuselage
      Simple control surface design
      Simple strong wing spar with only seven components per spar (plus bolts/rivets)
    For more information :
    Panther Sport Aircraft
    5412 Air Park Loop E
    Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
    904-563-4337
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  • Specifications
    • Kit Price: $11,500
    • Estimated completed price: $25-40K
    • Estimated build time: 600 hours
    • Number flying (at press time): 1
    • Powerplant: Corvair/3.0L, 100hp @ 3100 rpm
    • Propeller: Sensenich/Wood over Composite, 2-blade
    • Powerplant options: Continental C-85 thru 0-200, Lycoming 0-235 thru 0-320 (Panther Sport),UL power, Jabiru 3300, Other 80-160 hp engines possible
    • Airframe Wingspan: 23 ft 6 in
    • Airframe Wing loading: 11.8 lb/sq. ft
    • Fuel capacity: 27 gal
    • Maximum gross weight: 1115 lb
    • Typical empty weight: 725 lb
    • Typical useful load: 425 lb
    • Full-fuel payload: 262 lb
    • Seating capacity: 1
    • Cabin width: 28 in
    • Baggage capacity: 40 lb
    • Cruise speed: 165 mph @8000ft
    • Maximum rate of climb: 1500 fpm
    • Stall speed (landing configuration): 46 mph
    • Stall speed (clean): 51 mph
    • Takeoff distance (to 50 ft agl): 1000 ft
    • Landing distance (from 50 ft agl): 1200 ft
  • Features
    • Quick (2 min or less) easy single person wing fold, no controls to disconnect
    • Fit in 18ftx7x7 space (trailer ) when folded
    • Large cockpit with adjustable rudder pedals and seat back, room for big guys and a parachute
    • Forward (2cu ft)and rear baggage area
    • Pilot rollover protection
    • Ballistic chute capable
    • Bubble canopy replaceable by small windshield and skirt for open cockpit flying
    • excellent visibility
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