TYPE: Tandem-seat ultralight kitbuilt.
PROGRAMME: First flown 7 May 2000 and publicly announced July 2000. Debut at Oshkosh that month. Prototype N718KA.
CUSTOMERS: Over 50 kits sold and 12 aircraft flying by mid-2002.
COSTS: Kolbra kit US$18,835 including engine and covering (2003).
DESIGN FEATURES: Comprises Mark III wings and tail, FireStar nose and Sling Shot-style landing gear; resulting hybrid then optimised for training role. Quoted build time 450 hours.
FLYING CONTROLS: Manual. Full-span flaperons.
STRUCTURE: Welded 4130 chromoly steel fuselage cage; 152 mm (6 in) diameter rear fuselage tube and wing spar. Glass fibre nosecone; aluminium tube wings, fabric-covered.
LANDING GEAR: Tailwheel type; fixed. Matco wheels and tyres. Chromoly construction for high strength. High flotation tyres. Optional hydraulic disc brakes; Tundra tyres can be fitted.
POWER PLANT: One 47.8 kW (64.1 hp) Rotax 582 UL two-cylinder piston engine with 'B' type 2.58:1 ratio gearbox, or 'C' or 'E' type 3.47:1 ratio gearbox, driving a two- or three-blade IVO or three-blade Warp Drive propellers. Alternatively, a 59.6 kW (79.9 hp) Rotax 912 UL or 73.5 kW (98.6 hp) Rotax 912 ULS can be fitted driving 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) two- or 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in) three-blade IVO or Warp Drive propeller.
Fuel capacity (both) 37.9 litres (10.0 US gallons; 8.3 Imp gallons).
SYSTEMS: Optional electric starter and dual Magnum strobes.
EQUIPMENT: Optional BRS ballistic parachute.