TYPE: Side-by-side ultralight/kitbuilt.
PROGRAMME: Illustrated (as project) in 1999 company brochure, but no details then given. Made debut at Paris Air Show, June 2001, following first flight (YR-6138) on 31 May. Offered in factory-built or kit form. Aircraft renamed in 2002 year (see Aerostar Festival).
CUSTOMERS: Initial orders received at time of debut (believed from Romanian Airclub); planned eventual worldwide sales and output of 40 to 50 per year. First two production aircraft registered in USA (N1062N and N1062M) in July 2001, but no further aircraft had appeared 24 months later.
COSTS: US$35,000 to US$42,000 flyaway, depending upon engine/avionics fitted (2001).
DESIGN FEATURES: Designed to Canadian standard TP10141E; derivative of ULBI Wild Thing, utilising wings, nose, rear fuselage and tail unit from that aircraft. Principal differences are enlarged cabin, nosewheel landing gear, and relocation of wing in low-mounted position, without strut bracing, but still foldable alongside fuselage for transportation and storage.
Wing aerofoil section NACA 4415.
FLYING CONTROLS: Conventional and manual. Flaps and ailerons pushrod-actuated, elevators and horn-balanced rudder by cables; mechanically or electrically actuated elevator trim tab. Dual controls standard.
STRUCTURE: Aluminium alloy, except for fabric-covered flaps and ailerons.
LANDING GEAR: Tricycle type, fixed; main units have cantilever legs, hydraulic disc brakes and Matco tyres; steerable, trailing-link nosewheel with rubber shock absorption.
POWER PLANT: One 59.7 kW (80 hp Jabiru 2200 engine standard, driving a two-blade wooden propeller. Options include 73.5 kW (98.6) Rotax 912; 63.4 kW (85 hp) Limbach L 2000; 70.8 kW (95 hp) Hirth F 30; or 89.5 to 112 kW (120 to 150 hp) Continental or Lycoming. Fuel tank capacity (two wing tanks) 80 litres (21.1 US gallons; 17.6 Imp gallons). Oil capacity 2.5 litres (0.7 US gallons; 0.55 Imp gallons).
Optional engines include 59.6 kW (79.9 hp) Rotax 912 UL or 59.7 kW (80 hp) Jabiru 2200.
ACCOMMODATION: Two upward-opening, gull-wing doors.
AVIONICS: Basic VFR instrumentation standard; Bendix/King KY 92 radio optional.