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RagWing Aircraft provides plans for Home-built aircraft. The plans use simple construction techniques, combined locally available materials such as glue and plywood.

Building a Ragwing requires about the same skill as that of building a wooden model airplane.

If you are confident in working with wood and metals, you should be able to complete one of these designs in a reasonable amount of time.

Other services offered by Ragwing Aircraft include ultralight flight instruction, Homebuilt Inspection, Technical counseling, Ultralight First Flight tests, Prototype design and construction, DAR signoffs and ultralight aircraft plans and kits.

The RagWing RW series of aircraft include a single place and a two place and were designed as a cross country cruisers, to provide a back to the barnstorming days aviation feeling. According to the designer Roger Mann, their flight and landing characteristics are a breeze, even for new pilots.

The RagWing RW biplanes were first introduced in 1993. Their building technique is similar to that of a wooden model airplane kit. With no special tools or knowledge required. Building times are reported to be in the 450-500 hour range.

Cruise speed comes in at around 60 miles an hour, with the stall speed of 32 mph. Rate of climb is 750 ft./m. There are number of engine options available, starting with the 35 hp Kawasaki 448, Rotax 447, Rotax 503, the Hirth F. 23 and F. 30.

The single place, RagWing RW can be built as illegal part 103 ultralight aircraft using one of the smaller engines and the 5 gallon fuel tank. Switching to one of the larger engines, any optional 15 gallon fuel tank we'll put it into the experimental amateur built or home built categories.

As an ultralight the Ragwing RW weighs in at 250 pounds, and has a payload of 270 pounds. The plane is 5'5" high and 15 feet long. The wingspan is 16 feet, and it has a wing area of 120 ft.?.

Wingspan 18 ft   VNE 135 mph/150 mph
Wing area 120 sq.ft./125 sq.ft.   Cruise speed 85 mph/110 mph
Length 18 ft   Stall speed 38 mph/45 mph
Height 5.5 ft   Climb rate 800 fpm/1000 fpm
Seats 2   Range  
Empty weight 450 lb/500 lb    Take off run 350 ft/300 ft 
Gross weight 950 lb/1000 lb    Landing roll 450 ft/500 ft
Engine used Rotax 503/912   Service Ceiling 10.500 ft
HP/HP Range 52/52-100      
Fuel Capacity 14 gal.       
Landing Gear tailwheel       
Building materials wood, fabric       
Building time 400 man hours       
Plans cost $100 Both Special I and Special II use Pratt truss construction (no Lattice). No Welding required! Video $20

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