English name: Carrion Crow

TYPE: Two-seat lightplane; side-by-side ultralight.

PROGRAMME: Designed by Attila Ken├ęz. Prototype (35-15) first flew in November 2003; further four development aircraft. First production Corone Mk 1 shown at Aero '05 in April 2005, with 300 flying hours accumulated. Mk II mock-up shown at ILA, Berlin, May 2006.

CUSTOMERS: Three production aircraft under construction by mid-2006. US marketing began in 2006 with appearance at Oshkosh.

DESIGN FEATURES: Intended as spacious, economic, light sport aircraft (LSA/VLA) or ultralight employing high-technology composites and suitable for touring and glider towing. Readily dismantled for storage.
Low, tapered semi-monocoque wing with upturned tips; sweptback fin and low tailplane.

FLYING CONTROLS: Conventional and manual. Frise ailerons, pushrod operated; single-piece elevator, pushrod operated, with flight-adjustable trim tah. Horn-balanced rudder. Slotted flaps.

STRUCTURE: Composites monocoque. Fuselage of Kevlar honeycomb sandwich mixed with carbon fibre and glass fibre, bonded with epoxy resin. Wings assembled from upper and lower load-bearing skins.

LANDING GEAR: Tricycle type; fixed. Fuselage-mounted, spring cantilever mainwheel legs; steerable nosewheel. Wheel fairings throughout.

POWER PLANT: One Jabiru piston engine; 59.7 kW (80 hp) J2200 in ultralight; 89 kW (120 hp) J3300 in VLA. Two-blade Helix fixed-pitch propeller. Wing fuel tanks; capacity 50 litres (13,2 US gallons; 11,0 Imp gallons) in ultralight; 120 litres (31,7 US gallons; 26,4 Imp gallons) in VLA.

ACCOMMODATION: Two persons, with dual controls, beneath single-piece, forward-opening (electrical option) canopy/windscreen. Instrument panel pivots with canopy.

AVIONICS: Instrumentation: Analogue or 'glass cockpit' instruments mounted in the base of the opening canopy.

EQUIPMENT: Ballistic parachute standard.

DIMENSIONS, EXTERNAL:

  • Wing span: 9.60 m (31 ft 6 in)
  • Length overall: 6.20 m (20 ft 4 in)
  • Height overall: 2.10 m (6 ft 10¾ in)

DIMENSIONS, INTERNAL:

  • Cockpit max width: 1.16 m (3 ft 9½ in)

WEIGHTS AND LOADINGS:

  • Weight empty: ultralight: 295 kg (650 lb)
    • VLA: 320 kg (705 lb)
  • Max T-O weight: ultralight: 475 kg (1,047 lb)
    • VLA: 600 kg (1,322 lb)

PERFORMANCE:

  • Never-exceed speed (VNE): ultralight: 118 kt (220 km/h; 136 mph)
    • VLA: 143 kt (265 km/h; 164 mph)
  • Normal cruising speed: ultralight: 86 kt (160 km/h; 99 mph)
    • VLA: 103 kt (190 km/h; 118 mph)
  • Stalling speed, flaps down: ultralight: 33 kt (60 km/h; 38 mph)
    • VLA: 36 kt (65 km/h; 41 mph)
  • Max rate of climb at S/L: ultralight: 270 m (886 ft)/min
    • VLA: 480 m (1,575 ft)/min
  • T-O to 15 m (50 ft): ultralight: 290 m (955 ft)
    • VLA: 194 m (640 ft)
  • Landing from 15 m (50 ft): ultralight: 320 m (1,050 ft)
    • VLA: 307 m (1,010 ft)
  • Max range: ultralight: 297 n miles (550 km; 341 miles)
    • VLA: 648 n miles (1,200 km; 745 miles)