Luscombe 8A

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The classic Luscombe was at its time a revolutionary light aircraft since it used no wood in its design. It was an all metal aircraft with fabric covered metal wings. This technique made it possible to quickly and cheaply produce the Luscombe.

Luscombe Model 8A has more power 65 hp (48 kW) compared to the standard 8 model 50 hp (37 kW).

Luscombe Models 8A, 8B, and 8C meet the criteria for a Light Sport Aircraft.

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Empty weight:
750 lbs (340 kg)
1260 lbs (572 kg)
Stall speed:
37 kts (43 mph) (69 kph)
Cruise speed:
91 kts (105 mph) (169 kph)
122 kts (140 mph) (226 kph)
550 ft/min (2.8 m/s)
Take-off distance:
1950 ft (594 m)
Landing distance:
1540 ft (469 m)
Continental A-65 (65hp)
Fuel consumption:
4.2 GPH (15.1 LPH)
For sale for: USD 15,000 / EUR 13,800

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