This unusually configured Experimental homebuilt aircraft has been designed to conform to FAR Pt 23 regulations. Construction of a prototype began in 1982 and the first flight was achieved in 1987. Plans are available.
TYPE: Tandem two-seat homebuilt monoplane.
AIRFRAME: Pod and boom type fuselage of wooden construction, providing enclosed accommodation. The strut braced pivoting parasol wing has a wooden structure, fabric and wood covered, and is foldable, with sweptback leading- and sweptforward trailing-edges, winglets of Araldite/Styrofoam construction, and small area triangular ailerons. The T tail has a steel tube structure, fabric covered, with an all-moving wire-braced tailplane. Non-retractable tailwheel landing gear.
POWER PLANT: One 27 kW (36 hp) Citroën Visa converted motorcar engine. Optional 650 cc BMW engine. Fuel capacity 28 litres (7.4 US gallons; 6.2 Imp gallons).
- Wing span: 7.50 m (24 ft 7¼ in)
- Length overall: 5.15 m (16 ft 10¾ in)
- Height overall: 2.10 m (6 ft 10¾ in)
- Propeller diameter: 1.24 m (4 ft 0¾ in)
- Wing, gross: 12.30 m² (132.4 sq ft)
- Weight empty: 200 kg (441 lb)
- Pilot weight range: 50-90 kg (110-198 lb)
- Max T-O weight: 374 kg (824 lb)
PERFORMANCE (two crew):
- Max level speed: 78 knots (145 km/h; 90 mph)
- Cruising speed: 67-70 knots (125-130 km/h; 78-81 mph)
- Econ cruising speed: 59-62 knots (110-115 km/h; 68-71 mph)
- Stalling speed: 30-33 knots (55-60 km/h; 35-38 mph)
- Max rate of climb at S/L: 150 m (492 ft)/min
- Service ceiling: 3,000 m (9,840 ft)
- T-O run: 150 m (492 ft)
- Landing run: 70-150 m (230-493 ft)
- Range: 280 nm (520 km; 323 miles)
- Endurance: 4 h