HUGHES AUSTRALIAN LIGHTWING SPORT 2000

TYPE: Side-by-side ultralight/kitbuilt.

PROGRAMME: Developed version of GR-912 (which see); certified in Australian Primary category. Uses original LightWing type certificate.

CUSTOMERS: 10 built by end 2002.

COSTS: A$88,9O0 factory built; A$45,900 kit, including alternative 59.6 kW (79.9 hp) Werner engine (2003).

FLYING CONTROLS: Conventional and manual. Horn-balanced tail surfaces; elevator pushrod-operated; aileron and rudder cable-operated.

STRUCTURE: Welded steel tube fuselage; riveted aluminium alloy wings; mainly fabric covered, with non-structural glass fibre fairings.

LANDING GEAR: Non-retractable tricycle type.

POWER PLANT: One 59.6 kW (79.9 hp) Rotax 912 UL flat-four driving an Aerofiber two-blade fixed-pitch wooden propeller. Fuel capacity 62 litres (16.4 US gallons; 13.6 Imp gallons).

DIMENSIONS, EXTERNAL:
Wing span 9.50 m (31 ft 2 in)
Length overall 5.68 m (18 ft 71/2in)
Height overall 2.20 m (7 ft 21/2in)
AREAS:
Wings, gross 15.14 m2 (163.0 sq ft)
WEIGHTS AND LOADINGS:
Weight empty 300 kg (661 lb)
Max T-O weight 480 kg (1,058 lb)
PERFORMANCE:
Cruising speed at 75% power 72 kt (133 km/h; 83 mph)
Stalling speed 35 kt (65 km/h; 41 mph)
T-O and landing from 15 m (50 ft) 300 m (985 ft)
Range with max fuel 300 n miles (555 km; 345 miles)
g limits +6/-4
 

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