Panther Specs 8 comments


Panther Sport Aircraft Specs

The Panther is a versatile, mid-sized, single seat low wing Sport or LSA aerobatic airplane with quick fold wings.

Panther Right Side View

Panther Right Side View

Panther LSA Specs
 
Wing Span
23.5 ft
Wing Area
93 sqft
Empty Weight
650-750 lbs
Gross Weights
1115 lbs
Fuel
21 - 27 gal in wings
Engine
80-120 HP. Corvair, Continental, Jabiru, UL
Top Speed
140-180 mph
VNE
200 mph
Aerobatic Capacity
+6/-4.4 G
Panther Sport Specs
 
Wing Span
21.5 ft
Wing Area
85 sqft
Empty Weight
650-850 lbs
Gross Weights
1150 lbs
Fuel
27 gal in wings
Engine
100-120 HP. Corvair, Lycoming, Jabiru, UL
Top Speed
160-200 mph
VNE
220 mph
Aerobatic Capacity
+6/-4.4 G
Panther Left View Landing

Panther Left View Landing

Common Features

  • Quick (2 min or less) easy single person wing fold, no controls to disconnect.Common features 
  • fit in 18ftx7x7 space (trailer ) when folded
  • large cockpit with adjustable rudder pedals and seat back, room for big guys and a parachute!
  • forward (2cu ft)and rear baggage area
  • pilot rollover protection
  • ballistic chute capable
  • bubble canopy replaceable by small windshield and skirt for open cockpit flying
  • excellent visibility

 

Flying design goals  

  • easy to fly with low stall/landing speed
  • long stick and travel for light control feel without being “twitchy”
  • positively stable in all axis
  • excellent off runway and climb performance
  • fun and sporty to fly with great performance and wide speed range!

 

Construction

  • 6061 aluminum / flush blind rivets (solid optional)
  • 4130 steel tube construction from seat back to firewall. All critical attachment points like landing gear, wing pin, engine mount, 5 point harness, ballistic chute, rollover bar, control hard points etc. will be welded in a fixture . This allows quick accurate construction of all critical points.  Offers safety in a crash. Skinned in AL
  • quick easy to build tail cone rivets/bolts on to the forward fuselage
  • simple control surface design
  • simple strong wing spar with only seven components per spar (plus bolts/rivets)

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8 thoughts on “Panther Specs

  • John Valldejuli

    Wow, this is maybe what I was looking for. 1. Fuel in wings, not in my lap. 2. Steel tube rollover protection. 3. Economical and reliable Corvair engine… made in USA! 4. Good MPG. 5. Aerobatic for structural integrity. 6. Good looks! 7. Ballistic Chute ready (things can happen). 8. Metal construction. 9. Seemingly not too hard to build with fast-build options.

  • Tom Snowden

    What’s the Panther’s length and will the Cougar be longer or just with a longer canopy?
    I especially like this design concept, but I want to wait for the Cougar kit with possibly a turbo-ed 3.0 L.

    Tom – ex F4C Phantom Phlyer

    • Rachel Post author

      The Panther quick build options are pre-built spars, fuel tanks and pre-bonded canopy. When you consider these options and the welded fuselage cage and match-hole rear fuselage the Panther is a quick build.

  • Lee Forshee

    Hi I’ve been looking at the onex but like the panthers looks much better. The pricing and build seem comparable. I did not see any mention of baggage capacity. Does it have a baggage area and if so how much can it hold. Would like to be able to take some trips so need something.
    Thanks
    Lee Forshee

    • Rachel Post author

      There is a baggage are behind the seat. Your amount of baggage will be directly dependent on your airframe weight, engine choice, fuel load, pilot load….