At at time when both horsepower and cost are going up and up, it was considered a good time to design and introduce the V-STAR SA900. A low-cost, low-horsepower, fun machine. It is inexpensive, easy to build, and very easy to fly. The light wing loading insures a slow landing speed and short takeoff. Stability is excellent and ample control surfaces give rapid response to light control pressures.
The structure is stressed to withstand both plus and minus 9 G's, so it is a good Sunday afternoon aerobatic machine. Horsepower may vary from 60 to 125. With the 65 HP Continental, the rate of climb is about 600 fpm, cruise speed is 75 mph, stall speed is 35 mph. This aircraft also flies well with a Rotax, Subaru, Suzuki, or Lycoming engine.
The fuselage is constructed of welded steel tubing, and the wings have spruce spars and plywood ribs with 1/4" cap strips. Raw material kits as well as kits with the tubing cut to length and scribed for fitting are available. Wing Kits may be bought with finished spars, spar plates, ribs cut out, and fittings cut to size.
Parts such as gas tanks, turtlebacks, nose cowls, wheel pants, windshields, etc. are available ready to install.
This is a small, low-cost airplane, but not a cheap one. It has classic Starduster lines and is a beautiful machine that you will be proud to own.