TYPE: Tandem-seat ultralight kitbuilt.
PROGRAMME: Development of Flying K (now Sky Raider LLC) Sky Raider II, incorporating over 100 modifications. Prototype G-SRII (Rotax 503 engine) flew 2001; conforms to BCAR Section S. Kit fabrication by Just Aircraft of USA, with which Reality holds joint design rights.
CURRENT VERSIONS: Easy Raider 503: One 37.0 kW (49.6 hp) Rotax 503 DCDI-2V two-stroke engine driving a Powerfin FL370T three-blade, ground-adjustable pitch, composites propeller. Initial version.
Easy Raider J2.2: One 59.7 kW (80 hp) Jabiru 2200 engine driving a two-blade Powerfin ground-adjustable pitch or two-blade Newton wooden propeller. Prototype G-OESY (c/n 0002) built late 2001.
Easy Raider R100: BMW R100 four-stroke motorcycle engine driving a Powerfin two-blade, ground-adjustable pitch propeller. Prototype G-SLIP (c/n 0004) under construction in 2002.
CUSTOMERS: Five flying and five more under construction by July 2003.
COSTS: Kit £9,898 excluding engine; or £12,563 (Rotax), £14,500 approx (BMW) or £16,298 (Jabiru), including engine, cowlings and propeller, excluding tax (2003).
DESIGN FEATURES: High wing with two tubular main, and two secondary bracing struts to each wing. Tailplane braced with twin wires above and twin rods below. Large fin fillet, compared with Sky Raider, enables sideslipping with cockpit doors in place. Wings fold for storage. Quoted build time 350 hours.
FLYING CONTROLS: Conventional and manual. Frise ailerons, cable actuated. Flight-adjustable tab in port tailplane. Horn-balanced tail surfaces. Slotted flaps, deflections 0, 15, 30 and 40°.
STRUCTURE: Fabric-covered 4130 chromoloy steel tube fuselage with composites engine cowling. Wing built on large diameter metal tube leading-edge/spar with wooden ribs, fabric covering and composites downturned wingtips.
LANDING GEAR: Tailwheel type; fixed. Rubber-in-tension shock-absorbers. Mainwheels 8.00-6 (4 ply); Matco steerable tailwheel. Optional floats or amphibious floats.
POWER PLANT: As under Current Versions. Two fuel tanks in wings, total capacity 37.9 litres (10.0 US gallons; 8.3 Imp gallons) standard; 72 litres (19.0 US gallons; 15.8 Imp gallons) optional.