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Specifications and Performance of Prototype (Patented)
Manufacturer: Lanier Aircraft Corporation
Type: Paraplane-Commuter 110, single place (STOL)
Serial No. PL-8B
Span: 20 ft 7 in (6.27 m)
Length: 21 ft (6.40 m)
Fixed type landing gear (Special design of low drag and maintenance)
Gross wt: (Normal) 1,280 lb (581 kg). (Ferry) 1,400 lb (635 kg)
Useful load: 500 lb (227 kg)
Fuel: (Normal) 24 gal (91 l). (Ferry) Built in, 20 gal (76 l). All
tanks located in wings
Oil: 8 qt (7.57 l)
Engine: 150 hp Lycoming O-320
Wing area: 111 sq.ft (10.31 sq.m)
Propeller: McCauley, metal fixed pitch
Airplane equipped with flaps, flaperons and Vacu-jet (Natural BLC)
Top speed: 165 mph (266 kmh)
Cruise speed: 151 mph (243 kmh)
Range: 625 mls (1,006) plus 45 min. fuel reserve
Mls (km)/gal.: 17 (27)
Takeoff speed: Under 30 mph (48 kmh)
Landing speed: Under 30 mph (48 kmh)
Takeoff distance at normal gross wt.: 20 yd (18 m)
Landing distance at normal gross wt.: 20 yd (18 m)
Rate of climb: 1,500 ft (457 m)/min plus
Takeoff over 50 ft. obstacle: 55 yd (50 m)
Slow flight with good control: 25 mph (40 kmh)
Slow flight with power without loss of altitude: 15 mph (24 kmh)
Ceiling: 23,000 ft (7,010 m) (compensated carburetor)
STOL (short takeoff, landing.)
Anti-stall, anti-lateral slip-off, anti-spin, anti-skid during turns.
Safe low and slow flight around obstacles.
"Bird like" maneuverability at slow speed.
Tires: 6:00 - 6 Nylon
Brakes: Hydraulic single disc.
Tail wheel: Oleo shock absorber. (Steerable, full swivel.)
Engine muffler: New patented type. High power and low noise level.
Radio: Transmitter and receiver. (Shielded engine plygs and harness.)
Lights: Landing and running lights.
Complete instrument panel, including helicopter airspeed indicator,
magnetic compass, gyro artificial horizon, directional gyro compass,
turn & bank indicator (vacuum source is engine pump,) altimeter,
inclinometer, rate of climb, outside air temperature, electric fueld
gauges, engine switch and key lock, cyclinder temp. gauge, switches,
primer, cowl flap control, parking brake and mixture control.