Aircraft Spruce and Specialty Co Forum Index Aircraft Spruce and Specialty Co
The Pilots Portal to the World
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

V-Star SA 900

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Aircraft Spruce and Specialty Co Forum Index -> Starduster and Acroduster
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Gary Too



Joined: 23 Jul 2015
Posts: 5
Location: Yuba City, Ca

PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:08 pm    Post subject: V-Star SA 900 Reply with quote

I am hoping I can learn something of the cockpit area in the V-Star. I have looked around the internet. Everyone is at Oshkosh this week but thought someone in the know might still be home. I have not come up with any dimensions for the fuselage in the around the cockpit. Thank you
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
starn11gy



Joined: 18 Jan 2006
Posts: 46
Location: Kcpt. Cleburne, tx

PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave Baxter would be able to answer your questions. He is on this site but more often on biplanefourm.com You might post this over there as well.

Alan
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Gary Too



Joined: 23 Jul 2015
Posts: 5
Location: Yuba City, Ca

PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:45 am    Post subject: SA 900 Reply with quote

Thanks for the info.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Starduster History



Joined: 30 Nov 2006
Posts: 736
Location: St. Helens, Oregon

PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 2:24 pm    Post subject: Cockpit Dimensions Reply with quote

Gary I am not sure what to tell you. The cockpit dimension is almost identical to the Starlet as the V-Star used the same basic fuselage. The cockpit opening for the Starlet is 17 3/8" wide by 16 1/8" tall by 31 5/8 long. By contrast the SA-100 single place Starduster is 22" wide by 22" deep by 26" long.

The only thing I did not like about the Starlet or the V-Star was one sat much flatter in the cockpit as ones legs were almost straight out, and one could make the seat a bit higher and this might help. Also I do not remember anyone complaining about this. So it is just my opinion and worth only that. By the way there were less that 50 airplanes ever built, about 38 or so V-Stars that I am aware of, with a dozen or so unfinished ones around the country, and most flew very well. Dave
_________________
Dave Baxter
Starduster History
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Gary Too



Joined: 23 Jul 2015
Posts: 5
Location: Yuba City, Ca

PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:16 pm    Post subject: V Star Reply with quote

Thank you for the reply and the information. You did answer my question. With my 32 inch inseam and 35 inch sleeve length it would be a little snug. It looks great but I need a little more room for comfortable flying. I was also doing some review of the Hatz Batam which is larger overall. I am interested in more cross country flying and not so much aerobatic stuff. I am looking for a change up after 20 years of twin Comanche flying. Thank you again
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
WaltS



Joined: 31 Dec 2007
Posts: 112
Location: North Alabama

PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:49 pm    Post subject: Room in a V-Star Reply with quote

Gary Too, I am 6 ft 2 inches, and 210 lbs, with a 34 inch inseam, and I fly a V-Star. It is 'snug' but not uncomfortable. It is not comfortable enough to do long cross-country's, but an hour is just fine.

The only problem I have (and it's mostly an appearance thing) is that a tall person sticks out above the cockpit a bit. This is great for pilot visibility, it just makes the airplane look small. (However, I parked next to a Pitts single seater once and it made the V-Star look like a Stearman!) The cockpit design, as made in the drawings, also allows the pilot to fly with your elbows comfortably resting on the cockpit combing... that is nice.

There is a guy north of me in Tenn who has built some beautiful V-Stars. He has added long stringers outside the chrome molley tubing, in the front of the fuselage that widen the external fuselage. The resultant fuse. looks very much like a Star Duster Two Fuse... It looks MUCH better, and gives more room inside for map storage etc. His name is Gary also and he is on this BBS.

The V-Star is very nice to fly, lands like a cub, and is forgiving. It does great vertical maneuvers, but is slow in roll... about 90 degrees a sec. BTW: mine has an 0-320 E2D..flys fine...still LSA qualified.

Hope this is helpful.

walt
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Gary Too



Joined: 23 Jul 2015
Posts: 5
Location: Yuba City, Ca

PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:32 pm    Post subject: V-Star Reply with quote

Thanks for the note. the information was most welcome. It has not been easy to develop contacts/information on the V-Star. Starting to wonder about building one. I own a twin Comanche and looking for a little freedom bird to just enjoy open cockpit flying. Yes from just the pictures and videos it was hard to estimate the drivers area. Thank you again for the information. I am more confident ordering a set of plans and see what can be learned from that step.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Aircraft Spruce and Specialty Co Forum Index -> Starduster and Acroduster All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by Aircraft Spruce Worldwide Distributor of Certified and Homebuilt Aircraft Supplies