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Weedhopper 40

Performance & specifications:

Construction material:Aluminum Tube, Fabric
Number of seats:1
Wing area:168 sqft
Stall speed:20 mph (32 kph)
Cruise speed:55 mph (89 kph)
Never exceeded speed:65 mph (105 kph)
Empty weight:250 lbs (113 kg)
Gross weight:550 lbs (249 kg)
Climb rate:1000 fpm
Take-off run:100 feet
Landing run:100 feet
Wingspan:28 feet
Lenght: feet
Height:6.75 feet
Engine:40 hp
Fuel capacity:5gal.
Fuel type:gasoline
Weedhopper 40

40`s description

The Weedhopper ultralight is an American high-wing, tractor configuration, tricycle gear, two-axis control ultralight aircraft originally developed by John Chotia during the height of the 1970s ultralight boom and introduced in 1977.

U.S. FAA registrations

Model year No. of seats City State
19581OLALLA WA
3x registration with missing year and state
Total registered: 4

40 accident statistics by event year

NTSB Identification Accident Number Event Date Location Injury Severity
20050307X00277DFW05CA0602005-01-21San Antonio, TXNon-Fatal

Manufactured / designed by the same producer / designer:

Weedhopper 2 Seat

EW:340 lbs (154 kg)
MTOW:840 lbs (381 kg)
Vs0:0 mph (0 kph)
Vc:60 mph (97 kph)
Weedhopper 2 Seat

Weedhopper C Model

EW:160 lbs (73 kg)
MTOW:380 lbs (172 kg)
Vs0:22 mph (35 kph)
Vc:30 mph (48 kph)
Weedhopper C Model

Weedhopper Deluxe

EW:252 lbs (114 kg)
MTOW:502 lbs (228 kg)
Vs0:22 mph (35 kph)
Vc:49 mph (79 kph)
Weedhopper Deluxe

Weedhopper Standard

EW:330 lbs (150 kg)
MTOW:726 lbs (329 kg)
Vs0:32 mph (51 kph)
Vc:67 mph (108 kph)
Weedhopper Standard

Weedhopper Super

EW:340 lbs (154 kg)
MTOW:840 lbs (381 kg)
Vs0:0 mph (0 kph)
Vc:60 mph (97 kph)
Weedhopper Super

Comparable airplanes:

Joplin 1/2 Tun

EW:250 lbs (113 kg)
MTOW:550 lbs (249 kg)
Vs0:24 mph (39 kph)
Vc:54 mph (87 kph)
Joplin 1/2 Tun