HALLEY APOLLO FOX

TYPE: Side-by-side ultralight.

PROGRAMME: Derived from Apollo Classic prototype (HA-YNBA). First flight 1998. Certified in Belgium, Croatia, France, Hungary, Romania and Sweden. In 2003, an Apollo Fox flew from Hungary to Australia without the assistance of a ground support team.

CUSTOMERS: More than 50 sold by 2003.

COSTS: €25,000 with Rotax 582 engine; €31,000 with Rotax 912; both excluding tax (2003).

DESIGN FEATURES: Built to conform to British BCAR Section S regulations. High, constant-chord wing attached to upper longerons and braced to lower longerons by streamline V struts with vertical intermediate struts. Braced tailplane and sweptback fin. Wings foldable in 10 minutes.

FLYING CONTROLS: Manual. Junkers flaperons, tailplane and rudder.

STRUCTURE: Welded steel/chrome molybdenum fuselage with Ceconite fabric covering. Wing of two aluminium spars with 14 main and 13 auxiliary ribs; Ceconite covering.

LANDING GEAR: Tricycle or tailwheel; fixed. Two faired side Vs with inclined half-axles sprung under centre fuselage. Nosewheel option has forward inclined leg with combined intermediate brace/compressed rubber shock-absorber. Optional mechanical drum or hydraulic disc brakes.

POWER PLANT: One 59.6 kW (79.9 hp) Rotax 912 flat-four; or 48.0 kW (64.4 hp) Rotax 582 two-cylinder, liquid-cooled piston engine; or 74.6 kW (100 hp) Saburu EA81 flat four. Wooden two-blade propeller or ground-adjustable pitch three- or four-blade propellers of glass fibre or carbon fibre. Fuel tanks in wings, combined capacity 62 litres (16.4 US gallons; 13.6 Imp gallons).

 

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