TYPE: Side-by-side ultralight/kitbuilt.

PROGRAMME: Prototype (D-MNPF, c/n 01) first flew in November 1996; first flight of production aircraft (D-MOOI, c/n 001) 10 November 1997; German certification achieved 25 September 1998; at least three pre-series aircraft then completed; manufacture of first batch of 10 series production aircraft began in November 1998, but no further information received.

CURRENT VERSIONS: Ultralight: MTOW 450 kg (992 lb); as described.
Kit: Quoted build time 300 hours.
Experimental: Projected kit version in Experimental category with 290 kg (639 lb) empty weight and 560 kg (1,234 lb) MTOW.
STR: Stretched version with four-seat cabin. Under development.

COSTS: €52,000 with Rotax 912 UL and Smart; €54,000 with Rotax 912 ULS; €51,000 with Mikron, all flyaway (2003).

DESIGN FEATURES: Metal structure for high utilisation and reliability; available only in complete form. Designed using company's own CAD programme. High-wing braced monoplane with upturned wingtips, sweptback fin, and tailplane tip fences. Quick-build kit version also available, with quoted build time of 300 hours. Wing section GAW PC-1.

FLYING CONTROLS: Manual. Conventional horn-balanced rudder; 75 per cent span flaperons; and all-moving tailplane with anti-balance tabs.

STRUCTURE: Predominantly metal, with fabric-covered rear wing panels and control surfaces. Production in Romania at Star Tech Impex Srl. with final assembly by Nitsche Flugzeugbau GmbH in Germany.

LANDING GEAR: Tricycle type, with cantilever spring main legs and optional speed fairings.

POWER PLANT: One 59.6 kW (79.9 hp) Rotax 912 UL or 73.5 kW (98.6 hp) Rotax 912 ULS flat-four driving a Fiti Speed three-blade fixed-pitch propeller. Alternatives are 55.0 kW (74 hp) Ecofly/Daimler Chrysler Smart three-cylinder and Parma-Technik Mikron IIIB four-cylinder of same power. Fuel in two tanks, combined capacity 100 litres (26.4 US gallons; 22.0 Imp gallons).

EQUIPMENT: BRS 1050 or USH 520 parachute recovery system.