TYPE: Side-by-side ultralight.
PROGRAMME: Prototype (D-MRAE) exhibited at Friedrichshafen Aero '97, April 1997. First flight September 1997. First prize in 1998 German two-seat ultralight championships. Production version, shown in April 1999, featured rudder horn balance and minor changes to ailerons and elevator. Mirage S, certified 16 August 1999 with 74.6 kW (100 hp) Rotax 912 ULS, has 113 kt (210 km/h; 130 mph) cruising speed. In June 2000, D-MPCJ shown (then unflown) at ILA, Berlin, with 53.7 kW (72 hp) Swiss Auto SAB 430 turbocharged, two-cylinder, four-stroke motorcar engine, which installation weights 30 kg (66 lb) less than Rotax. Mirage RS, with redesigned rudder and landing gear, plus addition of roof window and more extensive instrumentation, introduced at Aero '01, April 2001. At Aero '03, April 2003, Remos unveiled the Mirage RS/L (Leicht, light), which features more than 100 weight-saving modifications totalling 10 kg (22 lb), the main change being to a Jabiru 2200A engine. Prototype D-MPLK (c/n 137) flown shortly after exhibition and all subsequent to this standard.
CUSTOMERS: Over 100 sold by 31 December 2001, when 73 on German ultralight register; had increased to 112 by May 2002; by June 2003, more than 130 were flying. Exports include Argentine police and undisclosed military agency in Romania; two to Netherlands in 1998-99.
COSTS: €64,999, excluding tax (2003).
DESIGN FEATURES: Meets FAR Pt 23. Intended for recreational and instructional use. Waisted rear fuselage, sweptback fin and braced wing with tapered outer panels. Wings fold for transportation and storage.
FLYING CONTROLS: Conventional and manual. Single-piece elevator with flight-adjustable inset tab. Horn-balanced rudder, ailerons and elevator. No rudder tab. Horn-balanced control surfaces on production version. Electrically operated flaps and trim.
STRUCTURE: Composites fuselage; wings of sandwich composites; leading edges and tips composites, remainder fabric-covered; all tail surfaces composites. Tail bumper. GFRP ailerons and flaps. Composites parts produced in Poland; metal parts in Germany.
LANDING GEAR: Tricycle type; fixed. Cantilever main gear with hydraulic drum brakes and integral speed fairings; rubber-in-compression nosewheel leg with speed fairing. Mainwheels 4.00-6; nosewheel 4.00-6.
POWER PLANT: Early models had one 59.6 kW (79.9 hp) Rotax 912 UL four-stroke engine, driving a GT-2/169.5 two-blade wooden propeller. Optionally, a 73.5 kW (98.6 hp) Rotax 912 ULS can be fitted. Mirage RS/L has one 59.7 kW (80 hp) Jabiru 2200A flat-four driving a GT-2/166/VSR-FW101STRC two-blade, wood-and-composites, fixed-pitch propeller. Fuel capacity: normal 57 litres (15.0 US gallons; 12.5 Imp gallons); optional 70 litres (18.5 US gallons; 15.4 Imp gallons).
EQUIPMENT: Junkers or BRS ballistic parachute.
AVIONICS: To customer's specification.