Cruise is 70 mph with the 503
and VNE is 100 mph. Rate of climb is a respectable 900 fpm.
Takeoff requires 100' and landing only 150'. Stall speed is
30 mph. Cruise range with the standard 10-gal fuel load is
100 miles. The service ceiling is 12,500'.Weighing in at 275
lbs. the Hurricane can carry a payload of 240 lbs with full
Standing 8.3' in height and 16.8' in length, the craft is
constructed of metal, tubing, and fabric. Wingspan on the
bird is 26' with an area of 135 sq ft. wing loading is 3.8
lbs/sq ft and the structural limits are +8 and -6 G.
Original build time approximately 80 hours. Options included
a larger windshield, BRS parachute, and flaps.
ZOOM REPORT: Like its forebearers, the
Hurricane is a rugged beast with a responsive soul that
never seems to get too sensitive for new flyers. Agile,
attractive, and very much a ball to fly. It a solid value
and a definite contender for your flying dollar.
Design/Engineering: B+. Strong and run
Ground Handling: B+. Very docile.
Flight Characteristics: B+. Responsive but
Kit/Plans: N/A. Insufficient data.
Bang for the Buck: B+. A pretty decent
Risk Factor: N/A. Insufficient data.
Final Grade: N/A. Insufficient data.