TAPANEE LEVITATION 4

TYPE: Four-seat kitbuilt.

PROGRAMME: Prototype (C-GJUY) flown 2002. No other completions known.

DESIGN FEATURES: Extrapolation of Pegazair, with deeper fuselage. High-mounted, parallel-chord wings with V-strut bracing and STOL optimisation including Handley Page leading-edge slats. Large rear surfaces for low-speed control, including sweptback fin with large ventral fillet and tailplane attached below.

FLYING CONTROLS: Manual. Junkers flaperons. All-moving fin and tailplane, latter having two anti-balance tabs.

STRUCTURE: Welded steel tube with aluminium skin. All metal wing and horizontal tail.

LANDING GEAR: Tailwheel type; fixed. Braced mainwheel legs with rubber-in-compression shock absorption; steerable tailwheel. Mainwheels 8.00-6. Hydraulic brakes.

POWER PLANT: One 134 kW (180 hp) Textron Lycoming O-360 flat-six, driving a two-blade propeller. Fuel capacity 208 litres (55.0 US gallons; 45.81 Imp gallons).

ACCOMMODATION: Four persons in two side-by-side pairs. Upward-hinged door each side. Large baggage compartment to rear, with large, external (port) door.

 

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