ST JUST SUPER CYCLONE

TYPE: Four-seat kitbuilt.

PROGRAMME: Introduced in 1997; based on reverse engineering of the Cessna 180/185.

CUSTOMERS: Total 67 sold and 36 flying by July 2002, including 18 in Canada.

COSTS: Basic kit US$39,900 (2002). Fast-build kits US$3,000 extra.

DESIGN FEATURES: Compared to Cessna 180/185, Super Cyclone has span increased by addition of 30 cm (1 ft) at each wingroot, which increases flap length, lowers stalling speed, enhances stability and increases maximum T-O weight. Quoted build time 2,000 hours.

FLYING CONTROLS: Conventional and manual. Flaps.

STRUCTURE: Single-strut braced, two-spar wing with constant-chord centre-section and tapered outer sections. Wing and empennage constructed of 2024 T-3 aluminium; composites engine cowling. Large fin fillet. Low-mounted tailplane.

LANDING GEAR: Tailwheel type, with sprung steel main legs; Federal wheel/skis and floats can be fitted. Mainwheels 6.00-6.

POWER PLANT: One 224 kW (300 hp) Teledyne Continental IO-520, flat-six engine, driving a three-blade, constant-speed McCauley propeller. Optional alternative engines between 149 and 261 kW (200 and 350 hp). Fuel capacity 341 litres (90.0 US gallons; 75.0 Imp gallons), of which 318 litres (84.0 US gallons; 70.0 Imp gallons) are usable.

ACCOMMODATION: Pilot and three passengers in two pairs of seats with upward-hinged door on each side of cabin. Additional baggage door on port side of fuselage behind cabin. Compared to Cessna 185, has a third cabin window each side.

AVIONICS: Full IFR panel available.

 

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