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X-Air 3 Axis Landplane

The X Air is a high wing side-by-side seat, dual stick controlled monoplane. This popular aircraft has been designed with the beginner in mind, being very forgiving yet giving very lively performance especially when it comes to operating from short unprepared fields.  Experience has shown that students who learn on this aircraft find conversion to other aircraft much easier.  This is due firstly to the requirement to use the rudder pedals in order to fly the aircraft more precisely, and secondly, the light control forces normally only found in more advanced type aircraft.  This makes for a more relaxed and less strenuous flight even in turbulent conditions.

The main structure is made from aluminium alloy tube with steel fittings and covered with polyester (sailcloth) fabric. The aerofoil section is defined by the use of pre-formed aluminium ribs. The undercarriage has an independent sprung shock absorbing system on each of the large wheel assemblies. The fuselage keel member is fitted with a Rotax 912, 80 hp engine, reduction drive and tractor propeller.

This 4-stroke, 4 cylinder horizontally opposed engine has dual spark ignition, magneto, dry sump lubrication and electric starter system. The cylinder heads are liquid cooled and the barrels are ram-air-cooled. It uses normal unleaded petrol but can operate on aviation gasoline (AVGAS) also.

Specifications & Performance

    Empty Weight

    243 kg

    Maximum Take off Weight

    450 kg

    Minimum Occupant Weight

    55 kg

    Maximum Useable Fuel

    48 litres

    Maximum Bank Angle

    60 degrees

    Maximum Pitch Angle

    30º down 45º Up

    Maximum Flight Loads

    +4 / -2 g

    Stall @ MAUW

    30 mph

    Manoeuvring Speed (VA)

    75 mph

    Maximum Permissible Speed (Vne)

    95 mph

    Minimum Sink Rate @ 38 mph

    400 feet per min.

    Best glide ratio @ 40 mph still air

    6.7:1

    Take off distance to 50 feet at MAUW

    269 metres

    Maximum rate of climb @ 45 mph (MAUW)

    625 feet per min.

    Landing distance from 50 feet @ MAUW

    230 metres

    Maximum Continuous Power

    5600 rpm

    Fuel Consumption @ 375 kg AUW & 50mph

    10 ltrs per hour

 

Pegasus Quantum 912 Weightshift (Flexwing) Microlight - The motorcycle of the Sky
 


The Pegasus Quantum is a tandem seat, flexible wing, weightshift controlled microlight.  This aircraft has proved itself to be one of the most popular weightshift aircraft in the world today, being used by the majority of schools in the UK.

It is a fun aircraft to fly where you actually feel part of the aircraft and the flying environment. Often described as the motorcycle of the sky, it is very manoeuverable with an unequalled open cockpit view of the world below.

It is extremely forgiving, having mild stall characteristics normally associated with lower performance craft, yet still producing fast cruise speeds and very high climb rates.

The main structure of the rolling chassis (trike) is made from aircraft grade aluminium alloy tube. Rigid composite seats are fitted, which locate onto a tubular seat frame.  The rear undercarriage comprises of steel alloy tubes with elastomer suspension incorporated into aluminium alloy struts.  The nosewheel undercarriage is steerable and incorporates footrests with throttle and brake controls.  The ‘hang glider‘ type wing is made from aluminium alloy tubing and polyester (sailcloth) fabric with the aerofoil section defined by pre-formed aluminium and composite ribs.

The trike is fitted with a rear mounted Rotax 912, 80 hp engine, reduction drive and pusher propeller. This 4-stroke, 4 cylinder horizontally opposed engine has dual spark ignition, magneto, dry sump lubrication and electric starter system. The cylinder heads are liquid cooled and the barrels are ram-air-cooled. It uses normal unleaded petrol but can operate on aviation gasoline (AVGAS) also.

Specifications & Performance

    Empty Weight

    216.5 kg

    Maximum Take off Weight

    409 kg

    Minimum Occupant Weight

    55 kg

    Maximum Useable Fuel

    47.4 litres (34 kg)

    Maximum Bank Angle

    60 degrees

    Maximum Pitch Angle

    45 degrees

    Maximum Flight Loads

    +4 / -0 g

    Stall @ MAUW

    32 mph

    Manoeuvring Speed (VA)

    59 mph

    Maximum Permissible Speed (Vne)

    90 mph

    Minimum Sink Rate @ 40 mph

    400 feet per min

    Best glide ratio @ 40 mph still air

    7.92:1

    Take off distance to 50 feet at MAUW

    130 metres

    Maximum rate of climb @ 45 mph (MAUW)

    1000 feet per min

    Landing distance from 50 feet

    190 metres

    Fuel Consumption @ 409 kg MAUW & 60mph

    12 litres per hour

    Maximum Continuous Power

    5600 rpm

 

Pioneer P200 3 Axis Landplane



The P200 is a low wing side-by-side seat, dual stick controlled monoplane. This relatively new aircraft has been designed with the beginner in mind, being very forgiving yet giving extremely lively performance that leaves many conventional aircraft standing.  The aircraft has very light control forces normally only found in very advanced more aerobatic type of aircraft.  This makes for a more relaxed and less strenuous flight even in very turbulent conditions.

The main structure is made from wood with steel fittings and covered with polyfibre fabric. It is one of the most advanced microlight aircraft in the world today and can comfortably cruise at more than 100 mph with a top speed of 140mph. Fitted with the extremely reliable Rotax 912 engine developing 80 hp driving a tractor propeller.

This 4-stroke, 4 cylinder horizontally opposed engine has dual transistorised magneto spark ignition, integrated AC generator, electric starter and dry sump lubrication. It uses normal unleaded petrol but can operate on aviation gasoline (AVGAS) also.

Specifications & Performance

Powerplant

Rotax 912 UL – 80hp

Maximum Continuous Power

5600 rpm

Aircraft Empty Weight

260kg

MTOW

450 kg

Vso @ Maximum All Up Weight)

39 mph

Vne (Maximum Speed)

140 mph

Va

113 mph

Vfe

70 mph

Vy

70 mph

Vx

56 mph

Best Climb Rate @ MAUW

800 ft/min

Best glide ratio @ 70 mph

10:1

Minimum Sink Speed @ 60 mph

600ft/min

Short Field Landing Full Flap

56 mph

Short Field Takeoff 1st Stage Flap after 15 m

56 mph

Maximum Crosswind

16 mph

Fuel Capacity

54 ltrs (4ltrs Un-useable)

Fuel Consumption @ 450 kg AUW & 85mph

12 ltrs per hour

Max Load

+4  –2 G

Max Bank

60 degrees