Corby Starlet

The Starlet was designed by Australian aero engineer John Corby for a competition held by English company Rollason Aircraft Ltd in 1964. The design was placed eighth, although it became the first from the competition to be built. The prototype (VH-CBS) first flew on August 9th, 1967. The semi-aerobatic aircraft is of all wood construction, and features plywood and fabric covering.

Model: Corby Starlet CJ-1
Group Code: CONV
Landing Gear: FG (Tailwheel)
Seats: 1
Construction Material: Spruce & Plywood
Engine: VW or Jabiru
Horsepower: VW 45 - 75 hp
Jabiru 80 hp
Propellor: Wood 54 inch
Maximum Speed: 139 kts @ sea level
Cruise Speed: 113 kts
Stall (or Min.) Speed:
@ gross w/ full flaps
30 kts
Service Ceiling: 14,500 ft (4419 m)
Takeoff Distance: 350 ft (106 m)
Landing Distance: 450 ft (137 m)
Rate of Climb (gross): 1000 fpm
Maximum Range: 425 nm
Empty Weight: 450 lbs (203.6 kg)
Gross Weight: 750 lbs (339.4 kg)
Useful Load: 300 lbs (135.7 kg)
Fuel Capacity: 11.1 gal (42 l)
Cabin Width: 21.75 inch (.55 m)
Overall Length: 15.1 ft (4.6 m)
Height: 4.8 ft (1.46 m)
Wingspan: 18.5 ft (5.63 m)
Wing Area: 68.5 sq ft (6.36 sq m)
Wing Loading: 10.9 lbs/sq ft (4.9 kg/sq m)
"G" Loading: +4.5g (+6.75g ultimate), -4.5g