TYPE: Side-by-side ultralight/kitbuilt.

PROGRAMME: Previously known as Speed Lambada. Prototype OK-EUU 38 rolled out July 1999; first production aircraft (OK-EUU 39) flew 21 July 1999.

CURRENT VERSIONS: UFM-10 Samba: as described
UFM-10 Samba XXL: Introduced in 2003. Superficially similar to standard Samba, but has redesigned carbon fibre fuselage and empennage. Cockpit section is from ATEC Zaphyr, and Samba XXL is thus broadly in parallel to FSU Saphir, marketed by Flaming Air of Germany. Wing maintains 10.00 m (32 ft 9¾ in) span. Fuselage length increased by 10 cm (4 in); height 2.20 m (7 ft 2½ in), due to redesigned, longer landing gear legs. Other differences from standard Samba include front-hinged canopy and fin fillet. Third prototype (OK-IUA 24) was first to fly - on 15 April 2003.

CUSTOMERS: Total of at fleet 23 produced by late 2002, including examples to Ireland and South Africa.

DESIGN FEATURES: Short-span version of UFM-13 (which see); low-mounted wing and tailplane; shorter wheelbase. Suitable as tug for sailplanes of up to 380 kg (837 lb) MTOW.

FLYING CONTROLS: Conventional and manual. Split flaps.

POWER PLANT: One 59.6 kW (79.9 hp) Rotax 912 UL or 73.5 kW (98.6 hp) Rotax 912 ULS flat-four, driving two- or three-blade, ground-adjustable pitch propeller as per UFM-13. Jabiru 2200 planned as future option. Fuel capacity 50 litres (13.2 US gallons; 11.0 Imp gallons) in port wing tank; second tank can be fitted to starboard wing.

EQUIPMENT: BRS recovery parachute optional.


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