Glasair Merlin LSA. Specifications. A photo.
Glasair Merlin LSA - single-engine light sport aircraft, manufactured by the American aircraft manufacturer «Glasair Aviation» from September 2015 years.
A photoGlasair Merlin LSA
The first development of small-aircraft Glasair Merlin LSA began in 2013 year, thus, the American engineers were able quite quickly to design an aircraft, providing it has only a year and a half after the start of work. In April 2015 years Glasair Merlin LSA aircraft made its first flight, and after some number of technical changes have been put into production.
Glasair Merlin LSA photo
Aircraft Glasair Merlin LSA raids compact size, which makes it quite maneuverable, which is why the aircraft and belongs to a class of light-sport aircraft. By the end of 2015 years, was built only two aircraft of this model, however, due to the existing high level of interest, experts believe that within a year will be able to issue at least 15 aircraft of this model.
Contrary to initial expectations, the plane Glasair Merlin LSA allows you to put on your board is only two people, moreover, the scope of operation of the aircraft is very limited, because for the carriage of goods it can not be used. However, this factor is American aircraft manufacturers have added an increased maximum flight range is about 1100 kilometers, as well as high reliability of the aircraft.
As the power plant on the plane Glasair Merlin LSA used four-cylinder piston aircraft engine Rotax 912, 100 developmental thrust horsepower, with a relatively small weight of the aircraft, enables the development of a sufficiently high speed component 250 km \ h. (maximum speed of flight).
AircraftGlasair Merlin LSA
Initially it was assumed that the plane will be issued with a kit for self-assembly, but, ultimately, it was decided that in view of the small value of the aircraft, it will be made in the already fully assembled, which in turn will relieve customers from the necessity of self-assembly constituting according to some order 900 man-hours.
Among other things, the plane Glasair Merlin LSA can also be used as a training aircraft for the training of future pilots, helped by the paired control.
As of mid-year 2015, fully equipped aircraft Glasair Merlin LSA cost about 139 thousand dollars, which in turn strongly enough attracts potential customers.
Specifications Glasair Merlin LSA.
- Crew: 1 people;
- Passenger: 1 people;
- aircraft Length: 6,64 m .;
- Wingspan: 9,66 m .;
- Plane Height: 2,6 m .;
- Weight of empty aircraft: 358 kg .;
- Payload: 240 kg .;
- Maximum takeoff weight: 598 kg .;
- Cruising speed: 195 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight speed: 222 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight distance: 1100 km .;
- Maximum flight height: 4200 m .;
- aircraft engine type: a piston;
- Powerplant: Rotax 912 iS;
- Power: 100 hp
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