TYPE: Side-by-side ultralight.
PROGRAMME: First flown (I-6924) mid-2002. Demonstrated at Paris Air Show, 15-22 June 2003.
CUSTOMERS: Fifth aircraft shipped to USA in July 2003 as demonstrator. Prototype converted to ethanol power and redesignated Sniffer; based at Waco, Texas, with Baylor Institute for Air Science as air pollution sampling platform.
COSTS: €41,000 flyaway, plus tax (2003).
DESIGN FEATURES: Intended to provide light sport aircraft performance at ultralight purchasing and operating costs. Low, constant-chord wing with upturned tips. Tapered rear fuselage and sweptback fin with low-mounted, constant-chord tailplane.
FLYING CONTROLS: Conventional and manual. Single-piece elevator with flight-adjustable tab; horn-balanced rudder. Plain flaps.
STRUCTURE: Composites throughout. Glass fibre, carbon fibre and Kevlar sandwich construction.
LANDING GEAR: Nosewheel type; fixed. Steerable, trailing link nosewheel, size 4.10/3.50-5. Hydraulic mainwheel brakes.
POWER PLANT: One 73.5 kW (98.6 hp) Rotax 912 ULS flat-four driving a three-blade, ground-adjustable pitch propeller. Fuel tanks in wings, total capacity 35 litres (9.2 US gallons; 7.7 Imp gallons).
EQUIPMENT: Provision for underwing hardpoints.