Glasair Super II

The Glasair was the first kit aircraft that used moulded surfaces rather than the Rutan method of construction. The original Glasair 1 required a very long time to construct, but the newer kits are comparable with other complex kit aircraft. Fast build options are available. The original company, Stoddard Hamilton, (named after the late designer) went into liquidation due to reasons outside the Glasair range. Fortunately the company was purchased by aircraft enthusiast Thomas W. Wathen and is now going from strength to strength.

The Glasair is the ideal long distance fast personal aircraft.

Glasair Super ll fixed gear

These aircraft are not only extremely strong, but fly better than almost any experimental. They are renowned for their handling characteristics. In addition, the resins used very rarely cause allergy problems for builders.

wing span
wing area
empty weight
useful load
gross weight
fuel capacity
180 h.p.
20.7 ft
6.8 ft
22.3 ft   27.3 ft(extended)
81.3 sq ft  Wing Tip Extension 10.2 sq ft
RG 1,325 lbs.   FT 1,250 lbs.   TD 2,000 lbs.

RG 2,100 lbs.   FT 2,100 lbs.   TD 2,000 lbs.
40 gal   Header Tank 8 gal   Wing Tip Extensions 11 gal
RG 1,080  
FT or TD 1,040


takeoff distance, ground roll
rate of climb
max speed
cruise speed
landing distance, ground roll
service ceiling
RG 238 mph / 207 knots   FT or TD 228 mph / 198 knots
RG 221 mph / 192 knots   FT or TD 210 mph / 183 knots
19,000 ft

limiting and recommended speeds

design manoeuvring speed (Va)
never exceed speed (Vne)
stall, power off (Vsl)
landing approach speed
RG 145 mph / 126 knots   FT or TD 145 mph / 126 knots
RG 260 mph / 226 knots   FT or TD 260 mph / 226 knots
RG 73 mph / 63 knots      FT or TD 73 mph / 63 knots

All specifications are based on manufacturer's calculations