Performance Characteristics of the Reliants
I am an owner of a Stinson 108-3. It is a good airplane but it is also small inside. If I am going to be travelling slow across the country, I would like to be a little more comfortable. So, I am interested in what the useful load, climb rate, and cruise speeds are on an SR-8 through SR-10 Reliants. Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response.
Karl A VogelheimS108-3 N596C
Most of the later SR series reliants have a useful load anywhere from 1000 to 1300 lbs depending on equipment. Climb rates will vary of course depending on temps and elevation but a normal climb rate of 700-1000 fpm would "normal". Cruise speeds anywhere from 115 - 125kts for a 300hp engine. The ones with the 450hp would see a little better speed overall.