It is not a look-alike. It authenticity is backed
up by more than 9000 hours of aeronautical engineering design in
order to obtain the same flying and handling characteristics of the
original German Aircraft.
There are three compelling reasons why Ladislao Pazmany designed
1. To provide amateur builders a professionally designed STOL
aircraft which will please the sport pilot, the "nostalgia" pilot
and the "bush" pilot.
2. To provide a well proven aircraft configuration designed for a
number of functions such as : Border Patrol, Fish Spotting, Highway
Patrol, Forrest Fire Detection, Property Surveillance, Farm Work,
Pollution Detection, Missionary Work Etc. At the present,
certification of the PL-9 is not considered. "Experimental Amateur
Built" aircraft can not be used for hire in the U.S.A.
3. The welded chrome alloy steel tube fuselage. The aluminium
sheet metal/fabric covered wing and empennage, seem to very popular
with the amateur builders, although it is a 50 year old technology.
HP Range 150 -160
rate of climb
landing distance, ground roll
limiting and recommended speeds
design manoeuvring speed (Va)
never exceed speed (Vne)
stall, power off (Vsl)
landing approach speed
All specifications are based on manufacturer's