TYPE: Side-by-side kitbuilt.

PROGRAMME: Launched 1993 by Freebird. Meets FAR Pt 103 requirements.

CUSTOMERS: Over 100 under construction and over 50 flying by mid-2003.

COSTS: US$9,995 excluding engine; ready to fly models from US$16,000 (2003).

DESIGN FEATURES: Wings removable for storage. Quoted build time 125 hours.

FLYING CONTROLS: Conventional and manual; flaps. Large horn balance on rudder.

STRUCTURE: Fabric-covered aluminium tubing and composites nose skin. Strut-braced wings and tailplane. Wing-to-tailplane bracing struts augment slim rear fuselage.

LANDING GEAR: Tricycle type; fixed. Semi-recessed nosewheel.

POWER PLANT: One 47.8 kW (64.1 hp) Rotax 582 UL-2V two-cylinder engine driving a wooden fixed-pitch pusher propeller. Fuel capacity 37.8 litres (10.0 US gallons; 8.3 Imp gallons).

ACCOMMODATION: Optional enclosed cockpit with provision for heater.

SYSTEMS: Optional electric starter.