Thu, Jul 24, 2003
Retractable, Shorter Wing, 250hp -- Oh, Baby
Partenair Design Inc. is pleased to announce that it has started
work on the S45 Mark III RG. This retractable gear version of the
S45 Mystere will be the third model of the Mystere in the
company’s model line.
The original S45 Mystere
is best suited for high RPM auto conversion engines. The S45 Mark
II aircraft (right) is based on the original S45 but incorporates a
few changes. The engine was raised four inches to allow for a
larger diameter propeller, 70 inches. The attractive curves of the
original design are retained with the new cowling arrangement.
Performance was improved while retaining its stable flight
characteristics. There is virtually no change in pitch tendency
with changes in power settings. The S45 Mark II has the Lycoming
Newest iteration is a speed demon's delight:
The new S45 Mark III RG will feature a retractable landing gear,
a shorter wing span, and provision for engines up to 250hp. With
the advent of the S45 Mark III RG, the aircraft will not only look
like a hot rod but will perform like one. Partenair has a launch
customer for this design and expects to have the first flight in
Another important event for Partenair in July 2003 was the
release of its much-anticipated S45 video. This entertaining sales
video is getting rave reviews and high marks from viewers.
At Oshkosh, for the first time ever, the Partenair booth design
will feature all three kits using work in progress from current
customers. Enthusiasts will be able to see a Starter Kit
(horizontal stab group), a Wing Kit, and a Fuselage Kit.
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