PL-9 Stork

A new 3/4 scale version of the original Fieseler F-156 Storch

The original German Luftwaffe Fieseler F-156 Storch was an outstanding W.W.II airplane, designed to take off and land in extremely short distances. According to flight tests results quoted by S. Hoerner (Chief Aerodynamacist of the Fieseler Company) the Storch had a take off ground roll of 131 feet and a landing roll of 36 feet with 13 miles per hour head wind.

The Pazmany PL-9 Stork is an 3/4 replica.

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PL1_PazmanyPhoto courtesy of EAA Sport Aviation: “L. Pazmany with first prize for Original Design won at EAA Fly-In at Corona Airport, October 7, 1962”

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Homebuilders’ work in progress

We welcome submissions from our builders and hope to make this section a very active part of the homebuilder’s process. We would love to fill this page out with representative photos of projects, through completion, from any or all of the builders of our planes.

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Homebuilder’s Profiles: The first step in homebuilding

For over 30 years Pazmany plans have set a standard for detail, completeness, and accuracy that have resulted in a general improvement of information amongst designers and builders alike. Each of these introductory packages offers a quick look at the planes, so that you, the builder can see the unique value of each, in a simple, summary format. The packages offer an introduction, physical data and performance summary, description of the airplane, photos, drawings, and a cutaway diagram, that were prepared by Mr. Pazmany.

PL-1_profilePL-1 Specifications (link to pdf)

The PL-1 is the predecessor of the PL-2.  It was originally designed to be a sport aircraft, a trainer, and an acrobatic aircraft.  With the newer, lighter engines (e.g. Lycoming O-233) and minor modifications, the PL-1 could be made to meet FAA Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA) category requirements.



PL-2 (link to pdf)

The “Cadillac” of light aircraft, the PL-2, because of its simplicity of design has been a favorite of amateur builders around the world and has been adopted as a trainer by military forces in Thailand, South Korea, Indonesia, and Nationalist China, This package details the PL-2 performance.



PL-4A (link to pdf)

Known for its great handling the PL-4A is the answer to the need for a well designed, all metal airplane that is easy to build, easy to fly, with low initial and operating costs and folding wings so that it may be towed behind an automobile and stored at home.



PL-9 (link to pdf)

The PL-9 is a 3/4 scale version of the outstanding WWII airplane, the Fieseler Storch.. This package tells the story of the original Stork and the new PL-9 with its great flying appeal today – for fun, patrol, farm work, surveillance, and fish spotting.


Frequently asked questions

Here are some of the most common questions people have asked over the years in constructing their own homebuilt aircraft from Pazmany, offered here in an interview-type format.

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Taiwan PL-1

“To those members of the Republic of China Air Force who made my PL-1 possible.” – Lt. Col. Rick Loeffler (Retired, USAF)

Letter from Lt. Col. Rick Loeffler about the Taiwanese PL-1 built in 100 days in time to celebrate President Chiang Kai Shek’s birthday.


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