GLASS SPEEDGLASS

TYPE: Two-seat lightplane.

PROGRAMME: First flown June 2003.

DESIGN FEATURES: Low wing with winglets; sweptback fin with root-mounted tailplane.

FLYING CONTROLS: Conventional and manual. No aerodynamic balances on tail surfaces.

STRUCTURE: Generally of glass fibre, with carbon fibre and duralumin.

LANDING GEAR: Tricycle type. Mainwheels retract inwards: nosewheel rearwards.

POWER PLANT: Not specified. Three-blade propeller. Fuel capacity 114 litres (30.0 US gallons; 25.0 Imp gallons).

DIMENSIONS, EXTERNAL:
Wing span 8.75 m (28 ft 41/2 in)
Length overall 7.50 m (24 ft 71/4 in)
Height overall 3.20 m (10 ft 6 in)
WEIGHTS AND LOADINGS:
Weight empty 450 kg (992 lb)
Max T-O weight 800 kg (1,763 lb)
PERFORMANCE (estimated):
Never-exceed speed (VNE) 156 kt (290 km/h; 180 mph)
Cruising speed at 75% power 135 kt (241 km/h; 150 mph)
Stalling speed, power off:
flaps up 53 kt (97 km/h; 60 mph)
flaps down 44 kt (81 km/h; 50 mph)
Max rate of climb at S/L 304 m (1,000 ft)/min
Service ceiling 4,570 m (15,000 ft)
T-O run, ISA: at S/L 200 m (660 ft)
at 1,220 m (4,000 ft) 350 m (1,150 ft)
Landing run 400 m (1,315 ft)
Range 955 n miles (1,770 km; 1,100 miles)

 

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