LONG EZ
LONG EZ

Manufacturer

RUTAN

Markings:

John R. Stitt, San Diego, California, 1983

Registration:

N82ST

Serial Number:

442

RUTAN LONG EZ

Designer Burt Rutan has become world famous for his unique advanced aircraft designs. In the late 1970s his company, Rutan Aircraft Factory, produced plans for several different types of homebuilt aircraft. One of the most popular is the high performance Long-EZ introduced in 1979. The aircraft's fiberglass construction allows good performance and speed while using a small, economical engine. The forward canard gives the Long-EZ improved safety characteristics by preventing the aircraft from stalling when flown a low speeds.

Specifications

  • Wingspan: 26 ft 2 in
  • Length: 16 ft 9 in
  • Height: 6 ft 6 in
  • Weight: 800 lbs (loaded)
  • Max. Speed: 185 mph
  • Service Ceiling: 25,000 ft
  • Range: 1,500 miles
  • Engines: 1 O-235-L2C with 115 hp
  • Crew: 2