HUGHES AUSTRALIAN LIGHTWING SPEED

TYPE: Side-by-side ultralight/kitbuilt.

PROGRAMME: Development of version announced in 2003 First flight date had not been announced by April 2003. Will be available only as a kit for AUF or Experimental categories.

DESIGN FEATURES: Based on company's existing LightWing GR-912 family.

FLYING CONTROLS: A S LightWing GR-912 but with flaps as standard.

STRUCTURE: A S LightWing GR-912, but with low wing. Fuselage has integral roll-cage.

LANDING GEAR: Initially offered as a non-retractable tailwheel type.

POWER PLANT: One 84.6 kW (113.4 hp) Rotax 914 driving an in-flight adjustable propeller. Fuel tanks in glass-fibre wingtips.

ACCOMMODATION: Gull-wing doors each side of fuselage. All data are provisional.

DIMENSIONS, EXTERNAL:
Wing span 7.40 m (24 ft 31/4 in)
Length overall 6.00 m (19 ft 81/4 in)
WEIGHTS AND LOADINGS:
Max T-O weight 544 kg (1,199 lb)
PERFORMANCE:
Normal cruising speed 150 kt (278 km/h; 173 mph)
Stalling speed, flaps down 45 kt (84 km/h; 52 mph)
Service ceiling 3,050 m (10,000 ft)
 

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