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  • Pützer Elster

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    The Pützer Elster was a German single-engined light aircraft, manufactured by Alfons Pützer KG (later Sportavia) in Bonn.

    General Information

    It served with the Luftwaffe and Marineflieger and was used solely for recreational sport flying. Some continued to fly in 2007 in private ownership.

     

    The Pützer Elster "Magpie" was developed from the Motorraab motor glider which had itself been developed from the Doppelraab glider. The Elster was the first aircraft produced in Germany after World War II in any significant numbers. The design shared the wing of the Doppelraab, braced by metal struts, but was given a new monocoque fuselage constructed of plywood with seats for two occupants arranged side by side. The tricycle landing gear unusually featured a steerable nosewheel controlled by a hand grip. Production ceased in 1967, by which time 45 examples had been built.

     

    For details of the three variants, click here.

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    Specifications

    Seats:
    1 crew, 1 pax / student
    Length:
    7.1 m (23 ft 4 in)
    Wingspan:
    13.22 m (43 ft 4 in)
    Height:
    2.5 m (8 ft 2 in)
    Wing Area:
    17.5 m2 (188 sq ft)
    Wing Loading:
    38.9 kg/m2 (8.0 lb/sq ft)
    Empty Weight:
    460 kg (1,014 lb)
    MTOW:
    700 kg (1,543 lb)
    Fuel Capacity:
    64 l (17 US gal; 14 imp gal) in two tanks aft of the seats
    Powerplant:
    1 × Continental C90-12F 4-cylinder air-cooled horizontally-opposed piston engine, 71 kW (95 hp)
    Vne:
    180 km/h (110 mph, 97 kn)
    Cruise Speed:
    150 km/h (93 mph, 81 kn)
    Stall Speed:
    74 km/h (46 mph, 40 kn)
    Range:
    450 km (280 mi, 240 nmi)
    Takeoff Dist.:
    to 15 m (49 ft): 240 m (787 ft)
    Landing Dist.:
    from 15 m (49 ft): 190 m (623 ft)
    Rate of Climb:
    3.7 m/s (720 ft/min)
    Service Ceiling:
    5,000 m (16,000 ft) ~

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