Falconar AMF-S14 Super Maranda

The Falconar AMF-S14 Maranda is a two-seat, light aircraft first flown in Canada in 1961 and originally marketed for amateur construction by Falconar Avia.[1]

AMF-S14 Maranda
Role Utility aircraft
Manufacturer Falconar Avia
Manna Aviation
Designer Chris Falconar
First flight 1961
Number built 95 (2011)
Developed from Adam RA-14 Loisirs
Variants Falconar AMF-14H Maranda

Since the winding up of business by Falconar Avia in 2019, the plans are now sold by Manna Aviation.[2]

Design edit

Based on the Adam RA-14 Loisirs, it is a conventional high-wing strut-braced monoplane with fixed, tailwheel undercarriage. The fuselage is wood construction with fabric covering with a folding wing.[3] The pilot and single passenger sit side-by-side in a fully enclosed cabin. One example has been built as a floatplane with fiberglass covered wooden floats using Falconar plans.[4][5] The airfoil employed is a NACA 23012.[6]

Acceptable installed engine power ranges from 85 to 150 hp (63 to 112 kW).[7]

Specifications (typical Super Maranda) edit

Data from Air Trails

General characteristics

  • Crew: One
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Length: 6.70 m (23 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.67 m (31 ft 9 in)
  • Height: 2.18 m (7 ft 2 in)
  • Wing area: 14.7 m2 (158 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 500 kg (1,100 lb)
  • Gross weight: 840 kg (1,850 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming O-320 four-cylinder horizontally-opposed air-cooled piston engine , 112 kW (150 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 240 km/h (150 mph, 130 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 193 km/h (120 mph, 100 kn)
  • Range: 770 km (480 mi, 420 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 6,100 m (20,000 ft)

See also edit

Related development

References edit

  1. ^ Air Trails: 76. Winter 1971. {{cite journal}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Falconar Avia (30 June 2019). "Notification of Closure". falconaravia.com. Archived from the original on 4 July 2019. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  3. ^ Air Progress Sport Aircraft: 74. Winter 1969. {{cite journal}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ Sport Aviation: 26. March 1971. {{cite journal}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ Vandermeullen, Richard: 2012 Kit Aircraft Buyer's Guide, Kitplanes, Volume 28, Number 12, December 2011, page 52. Belvoir Publications. ISSN 0891-1851
  6. ^ Lednicer, David (2010). "The Incomplete Guide to Airfoil Usage". Archived from the original on 20 April 2010. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  7. ^ Plane and Pilot: 1978 Aircraft Directory, page 141. Werner & Werner Corp, Santa Monica CA, 1977. ISBN 0-918312-00-0
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 376.

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