Aircraft GHI


Generac  Gnome  Goldwing  Gossamer D-1M  Grade Mono  Grand Spree Model R  Grasshopper  Grasshopper Micro  Gretchen Flea  Guppy SNS-2  Gypsy  HAI-40  Headwind  Heath Parasol  Hiperlight SNS-8  Hipp Sportster  Hitchhiker  HM8  HM-1000  Hohenflug HFL-UL  Home Depot  Honeybee  Hornet 160  Hornet SR-1  Huabei Qinting 5  Huber 101-1 Aero  inflatwing  Hummel CA-2  Hummer  Hummingbird Sport  Hurricane French  Hurricane 103  Huski/Coyote  Indiana Flyer  Inflatable Stingray  Inflatable Wing  Inflataplane  Invader MkIII  Isaacson



Generac. No other information available. Probably has a Generac engine.



Gnome. The Gnome by Ward was built from ordinary commercial materials with lots of balsa wood blocks to get the shape right, and was flown for a brief period by the designer. The Elf was a follow-on. Wing span 15’, Length 11’6”. Empty weight 210 lbs. Cruise speed 50 mph. The original power was a two cylinder Douglas motor cycle engine which gave 14 hp.





Goldwing. (U.S., 1979) Designed by Craig Catto and Brian Glenn. Pusher engine with canard wing that is pitch sensitive. Partially enclosed cockpit. Aluminum tube and sailcloth construction. 3-Axis control with tricycle landing gear and steerable nosewheel. Double surface cantilever wing. Length 12', height 5.5', wing span 30', wing area 140 sq. ft. Empty weight 240 lbs. Load factors +6 Gs and -4.5 Gs. Glide ratio 16:1. Construction time aprox. 300 hrs. Goldwing Ltd.


Gossamer D-1M. (Czech). One off amateur project. Very early ultralight attempt by Olsansky. Single seat, high wing monoplane with 3-Axis control. No ground steering or brakes. Length 16.4', height 9.2', wing span 36.7', wing area 133 sq/ft. 23 hp Jawa 350 motorcycle engine. Empty weight 220 lbs with 198 lb payload. Load factors +4 Gs and -2 Gs. Cruise speed 35 mph and stall speed 28 mph. Climb rate 200 fpm. Glide ratio 7.5/1. Underpowered. 





Grade Mono. (1910). This is a German airplane. Inspired by the "Demoiselle". Hans Grade, a builder of motorcycles, designed and built the Grade II in 1909. The materials used for construction are: steel pipes, bamboo, wood, steel piano wire and fabric. The designer also built the engine. A 24 hp two stroke, four-cylinder "V". Specifications: Wingspan: 33.46 ft., wing area 269 sq/ft., empty weight 275.58 lbs. Cruise speed 37.3 mph. 



Grade Monoplane (1912).  



Grade Monoplane. (Replica).


Grand Spree Model R. Designed and built by Max Bennett. 32 hp Kawasaki 340 engine. Cruises at 60 mph and stalls at 25 mph.



Grasshopper (Aus, 81).  The Grasshopper was designed in Australia by Colin Winton and weighed 254 lbs empty. Single-seat, mid-wing ultralight. Fuselage fiberglass with tube, fiberglass and Dacron wings. 30 hp Fuji "Robin" engine. Cruise speed 60 mph and stall speed 30 mph. Wings removable for transport. Forerunner of Jackaroo. Wing span 27’. Aircraft Composite Eng. Pty Ltd.


Grasshopper Micro. Is this really a Scout?


Gretchen Flea. Designed by Mike Ogren based on the Pou Ciel. Empty weight 116 kg. 35 hp Cuyuna pusher engine. Cruise speed 55mph and climb rate 1000 fpm. www.fwdracingguide.com.



Guppy. SNS-2. (U.S., 67). Designed by Hobie Sorrell as a scaled down version of the Hipberbipe. Negative stagger biplane. All wood structure with Dacron fabric covering. Non aerobatic. Length 15' 5", Height 5' 2". Wing span 21' 3". Empty weight 330 lbs. and Gross weight 575 lbs. 32 hp Rotax 377 tractor engine. Cruise speed 70 mph and stall speed 30 mph. Rate of climb 300 fpm. Load factors +- 4 Gs. Sorrell.




Gypsy. Designed by John Chotia in 1980. Refinement of the Woodhopper. Aluminum tube spars with styro-foam ribs and doped fabric wings. Airframe of aluminum tubes bolted together. Wire braced wing. Covered surface with doped fabric. 3-Axis control with half-span ailerons. Length 17', wingspan 32', wing area 144 sq/ft. Empty weight 250 lbs. Useful load 250 lbs. Cruise speed 35 mph and stall speed 22 mph. Climb rate 500 fpm. Estimated build time 250 hrs. Vintage Ultralight Assoc. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gypsy-ul/?yguid=75609453.



HAI-40. (Russia). Single-seat, high wing monoplane. 35 hp engine. Tricycle landing gear. Length 15.1’, wing span 30.5’ and wing area 107 sq/ft. Empty weight 386 lbs with gross weigh 578 lbs. Top speed 62 mph and stall speed 34 mph. Rate of climb 420 fpm. Wing of wood and composite. Tail is constructed of tubing and fabric. Fuselage of tubing and metal. http://www.easyultralightdesign.com/hai40_ultralight_aircraft.php.





Headwind SAC-1VW. Named the opposite of the Whitman ‘Tailwind’. First flown on March 28, 1962. A single-seat, strut-braced high-wing monoplane of fabric-covered metal tube construction powered by a modified 1192 cc Volkswagen engine. Wing span 28’3”, length 17’, height 5’9”, wing area 110 sq/ft. Top speed of 75 mph and a flying time of 2.5 hours. Stewart Aircraft Corporation. W8923 North Lake Road, Vulcan, MI 49892. info@stewartaircraft.com. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Stewart_Headwind/?yguid=75609453.





Heath Parasol LNA-40.  An American single-seat, parasol wing monoplane first developed in 1926 by Edward Heath, the father of home-built kit planes. His company developed into the famous Heathkit Electronics Company. The original was powered by a 27 hp Henderson motorcycle engine. By 1931 the Heath Parasol Model V was in production and available as an amateur home-built kit. Over a 1,000 planes were built from kits and plans. The Heath Parasol V was powered by a 37 hp Continental A-40 engine providing a cruising speed of 68 mph and a stall speed of approximately 32 mph. Rate of climb was 500 fpm. Wing span 37’6”, wing area 169 sq/ft. Length 17’3”, height 6’.




Hiperlight SNS-8. Designed by the Sorrell Brothers. Enclosed single-seat, negative stagger bi-plane with dope and fabric covering. MZ 201 tractor engine. Cruise speed 55 mph and stall speed 27 mph. Rate of climb 700 fpm. Length 15’6”, height 5’3”, wing span 22’, wing area 140 sq/ft. Load factors +6 Gs and -3 Gs. Glide ratio 12:1. Empty weight 243 lbs and useful load 257 lbs. Approximate build time 100-150 hrs. Thunderbird Aviation, Township, MN.




Hipp Sportster J-4. (U.S., 1986). Open cockpit with parasol wing. Steel tube fuselage and tail assembly designed by Jessie Anglin. Wood wings with dope and fabric coverings. Kit building approximately 300 hrs. Can be bought ready to fly from factory. Length 16.3', height 5.3', wing span 28'. Wing area 120 sq/ft. 28 hp Rotax engine. Cruise speed 60 mph, stall speed 24 mph and climb rate 750 fpm. Empty weight 242 lbs. Load factors +5 Gs and -3.5 Gs. Hipp's Superbirds, P.O. Box 266, Saluda NC 28773, 828-749-3986. Related to the J-3 Kitten which weighs slightly more and has an enclosed cabin.



Hitchhiker. Another Labahan model for short field performance. Single seat, high wing monoplane with pusher engine and strut braced wings. Length 15.89 ft., height 4.5 ft. Wing span26.5 ft and wing area 99 sq/ft. Rotax 277 engine producing 27 hp. Cruise speed 50 mph and stall speed 26 mph.  Climb rate 870 fpm. Empty weight 220 lbs and payload 230 lbs. Load factors +6 Gs and -4 Gs. Glide ratio 9:1.


HM8 Avionette. (Fr., 28). Designed, built and flown by Henri Mignet. A parasol monoplane built from parts of his HM.6. He encouraged amateurs to build this aircraft from a published book. Approximately 200 aircraft built. Accommodates engines from 17 hp to 40 hp.


Hohenflug HFL-UL. (W.Ger., 1983). Single-seat monoplane. Strut braced wing that can be configured as either monoplane or bi-plane. Two fin tail. 3-Axis control system. 24 hp Konig 430 pusher engine. Length 16.4', height 5.9'. Empty weight 198 lbs. Payload 243 lbs. Structural limits +6 Gs and -4 Gs. Glide ratio 15:1. 





Home Depot. According to designer/builder, Jack Harper, the MotorGlider 101 materials were basically purchased from the local ‘Home Depot’ store. The plane utilizes all wood construction with the covering material actual "door skins". Power is provided by two 10 HP Tecumseh motors. Wing span 28'6", wing area 142.5 sq/ft. Length 15'8", height 6.0'. Empty weight 254 lbs. Cruise speed 55 mph and stall speed 30 mph. 16389 Crews RD, Dept: MED, Glen St Mary, FL 32040 USA. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HomeDepot-Plane/?yguid=75609453.




Honeybee. (1978). Designed and built by Roland A Sinfield, Klaus Hill and Larry Hall. Single seat with wire braced, single surface parasol wing. Aluminum tube and cloth construction. 3-Axis control with taildragger landing gear. 20 HP JLO 395 cc engine. Cruise 40 mph with stall speed of 30 mph. Wing span 30’, wing area 150 sq/ft. Length 17’10”. Empty weight 185 lbs. Forerunner of the Hummer. (Jane’s 79-80, p. 543).




Hornet 160. (Aus., 79). Designed by David Betteridge and evolved from the 130S. Innovative design. Low wing monoplane. Tail-less composite construction with tapered swept back wings. Wings fold upward and rearward. Length 9.8', height 5.6', wing span 25.9' and wing area 129 sq/ft. Rear mounted, ducted fan, 2-stroke 175 cc. motorcycle engine. Empty weight 229 lbs. Payload 168 lbs. Load factors +6Gs and -6Gs. Top speed 70 mph. and stall speed 25 mph. Glide ratio 16:1. Free Flight Aviation.



Hornet SR-1. Aluminum tube bi-plane. Available in the 1980's. Wing span 33', wing area 220 sq/ft. Steerable tail wheel. 35 hp Cuyuna pusher engine. Cruise speed 50 mph and stall speed 16 mph with climb rate of 800 fpm. Empty weight 245 lbs. Payload 320 lbs. Estimated build time 250 hrs. Vintage Ultralight Assoc. 74 Brookwood Dr., Marietta, GA 30064, 770-973-3860. (Jane’s 85-86, p.709).




Huabei Qingting 5. (China, 83). (Janes 86-87, p. 560).



Huber 101-1 Aero. Designed by James Huber and shown at Oshkosh in 1983. Single-seat, pusher engine with strut braced hi-wing design. Fiberglass pod cockpit.  Steerable tailwheel landing gear with no brakes. 20 hp Zenoah 250 engine. Cruising speed 65 mph, stall speed 27 mph. Wing span 35’ 5”, wing area 180 sq/ft.  length 21’, height 6’, Empty weight 220 lbs. Structural limits +5.2 Gs and –2.8 Gs. One of a kind. Currently in storage at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington. (information courtesy of John L. Little, Asst. Curator at the Museum of Flight). (Jane’s 84-85, p. 701).





Humbug. Forerunner of Vector 600 and one of earlier designs by Klaus Hill.





Hummel CA-2.  (U.S., 1997). Designed by Frank Griffith. All aluminum sheetmetal aircraft that requires 600 hrs. build time. Tail is fabric covered. Structural loads are +4.4 Gs and -2.2 Gs. Wings are detachable. Length 16.5’, Wing span 26'. Wing area 117 sq/ft. Empty weight 250 lbs. Useful load 250 lbs. Hummel Aviation, 209 N Union, Bryan, OH 43506, 419-636-4522, info@flyhummel.com.



Hummer. (11/77). Klaus Hill designed monoplane with pusher engine and V-tail. Aluminum tube and sailcloth construction. 2-Axis control. Double surface, wire braced wing. Taildragger with steerable tailwheel. Length 18', height 8.3', wing span 34', wing area 138 sq/ft. Empty weight 185 lbs. Structural limits +4 Gs and -3 Gs. 9:1 glide ratio. Related to the Drifter. Maxair Sports, Inc. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xQK49BVsqE


Hummingbird Sport. Designed by Ed Sweeney. Single seat with twin tractor engines. V-tail with aluminum tube and sailcloth construction. 3-Axis controls. Double surface, wire braced wing. Tricycle landing gear. Rich Richardson from Eugene, OR owned one and adds that the engines were Partner 8hp chain saws with a reduction drive to swing a large prop. Cruise speed 35 mph and stall speed 18 mph with rate of climb 300 fpm. Wing span 34' and wing area 183 sq/ft. Wing loading 2.26 psf. Empty weight 150 lbs. Discussed this with Ed Sweeney at AirVenture 09 at Oshkosh and he said he was experimenting with two electric engines for this aircraft for the future. Gemini International. (Picture courtesy of Rich Richardson).


Hurricane. (Fr., 88). Agricultural aircraft. No other info available.


Hurricane 103. Originally the Avenger. Re-introduced in 1991 by Donnie Eccker. Similar to the Phantom. Length 16.8', height 8.2', wing span 28', wing area 142 sq/ft. Empty weight 249 lbs. Payload 243 lbs. 40 hp Rotax 447 engine. Cruise speed 65 mph and stall speed 27 mph. Climb rate 800 fpm. Estimated build time 100 hrs. Hy-Tek Hurricane. Aurora, OR 97002 myhytek@aol.com.



Huski/Coyote. (U.S., 1978). Pusher design constructed of aluminum tubing and sailcloth. Hybrid control system. Tricycle landing gear with steerable nosewheel. Length 16’ 9”, height 9’ 9”, wing span 33.5’, wing area 166 sq/ft. Original engine 30 hp Cuyuna 430D. Cruise speed 43 mph and stalls at 22 mph. Climb rate 800 ft/min. Empty weight 198 lbs. Glide ratio 6:1. Coyote has small engine. Also called Hi-Nuski. Forerunner of Cobra. Advanced Aviation.



Indiana Flyer. Shoulder wing monoplane with twin boom and enclosed cockpit. Tricycle landing gear with steerable nosewheel. 22 hp Lloyd 400 cc pusher engine. Wing span 32’, wing area 160 sq/ft. Length 17’9”. Cruise speed 42 mph and stalls at 30 mph. Empty weight 233 lbs. Payload 225 lbs. Industrial Electric, Osceola, Indiana.


Inflatable Stingray. (U.S.,1970). A single seat ultralight has been flight tested. Using chord-wise spars, the vehicle has a 13 m (42.6 ft) wingspan and 70 m3 (2,500 ft3) of internal volume. The developer proposes to use helium as the inflation gas to provide an additional lifting component.

Inflatablewing. (U.S.). No info available.


Inflatoplane. (U.S., 1961). Single place GA 468 model developed at Goodyear Aerospace in Arizona. Rubberized material inflates in 5 minutes. 40 hp Nelson pusher engine. Cruise speed 60 mph. Wing span 22', wing area 110 sq/ft. Length 19.7'. Goodyear Aerospace. More info available at this blog; http://bayourenaissanceman.blogspot.com/2008/06/weekend-wings-20-inflatable-aircraft.html.



Invader MkIII. (U.S. 1982). Designed by Nick Leighty and Rick Berstling. Single seat, mid-wing with V-tail and pusher engine. Wood, aluminum-alloy boom tube and composite construction. 3-Axis control system with ruddervators. Double surface cantilever wing. Tricycle landing gear with steerable nosewheel. Length 18', height 4', wing span 31.5', wing area 144 sq/ft. Empty weight 245 lbs. Payload 230 lbs. Structural limits +4 Gs and -4 Gs. Glide ratio 14:1. Ultra-Efficient Products. (Photo sent by George Bearden shows Dave Rigotti’s 1988 model).

Isaacson. No info available.