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Howland Aero Design H-3 Pegasus

Classic Aero H-3 Pegasus



The H-3 Pegasus is a low-wing, open cockpit monoplane by noted lightweight sportplane designer Bert Howland. It features a lightweight fuselage, based on TIG-welded, square aluminum tubing, that weighs only 18 pounds. The internal construction of the wings features a cantilevered design that eliminates struts and cables. Powerplant range is 28 hp to 55 hp. The prototype H-3 first flew in 1988 and won the “The Most Innovative Unltralight” award at Sun ‘N Fun 1989. The design was also designated “Best Commercial Ultralight’ at the 1990 event. The H-3 is not an ultralight vehicle as defined in FAR Part 103. Gross weight of the Pegasus is between 500 and 595 lbs. Pegasus plans cost $250 in 2009 and were available from Classic Aero Enterprises.




Speed max: 60 mph.
Cruise: 55 mph.
Stall: 27 mph.
ROC: 600 fpm.
Take-off dist: 200 ft.
Landing dist: 250 ft.
Service ceiling: 8,000 ft.
Engine: Hirth F263, 31 hp.
HP range: 28-65.
Fuel cap: 5 USG.
Weight empty: 252 lbs.
Gross: 555 lbs.
Height: 4.75 ft.
Length15 ft.
Wing span: 25 ft.
Wing area: 110 sq.ft.
Seats: 1.
Landing gear: tail wheel.


Classic Aero H-3
Engine: Hirth 2703, 55 hp
Wing span: 7.6 m
Wing area: 10 sq.m
MAUW: 226 kg
Empty weight: 114 kg
Fuel capacity: 45 lt
Max speed: 100 kph
Cruise speed: 88 kph
Minimum speed: 43 kph
Climb rate: 3 m/s
Fuel consumption: 12 lt/hr
Seats: 1
Plan price (1998): US$250






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