|Corby Starlet at Toowoomba Airshow, May 2007.
||John C. Corby
The Corby CJ-1 Starlet is a single seat, amateur-built aeroplane designed in the 1960s by Australian aeronautical engineer John Corby.
Design and development
The CJ-1 Starlet's structure is primarily wood and finished with fabric. A variety of engine types have been used, including 50 to 80 hp (37 to 60 kW) Volkswagen air-cooled engines, the 80 hp (60 kW) Rotax 912UL and the 85 hp (63 kW) Jabiru 2200.
- Base model, made from wood
- Model built from aluminium sheet, developed in New Zealand
- Crew: one pilot
- Length: 4.5 m (14 ft 9 in)
- Wingspan: 5.72 m (18 ft 6 in)
- Wing area: 6.4 m2 (69 ft2)
- Empty weight: 230 kg (500 lb)
- Gross weight: 340 kg (750 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Volkswagen air-cooled engine or Jabiru 2200, 52 - 64 kW (70 - 85 hp)
- Maximum speed: 260 km/h (160 mph)
- Range: 685 km (425 miles)
- Rate of climb: 5.6 m/s (1,100 ft/min)
- ^ a b c d Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 98. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
- Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 269.