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Date: 19 Jul 2010



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Date: 19 Jul 2010



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Date: 19 Jul 2010

Aeroprakt A22LS Foxbat

The A22LS is the load carrier of the Foxbat family designed to satisfy stringent ASTM standards for Light Sport Aircraft. Powered by the 4-stroke liquid-cooled Rotax 912ULS carbureted or 912iS fuel injection 100hp engine, it is perfect for flying training, two-up touring and for the sport pilot who often flies with a friend. It comes standard with long range tanks, giving it a duration of over 6 hours (7 hours with the 912iS engine) with a reserve.

It has a legal carrying capacity of around 290 kilos, although the airframe is stressed to be safe to carry up to around 340 kilos. This weight includes the pilot, passenger/co-pilot, fuel and baggage.

Its empty weight is around 310 kilos, so with 100 hp to play with, there’s plenty of performance available. At its 600kgs Maximum Take Off Weight, take-off and landing distances are very slightly longer than the A22L but still typically under 75 metres. (However, both aircraft at the same MTOW perform exactly the same.)

Dimensions

MTOW (certified legal land plane)

600 kgs

MTOW (airframe design)

650 kgs

Typical empty

310 kgs

Usable

290 kgs

Max baggage (rear)

20 kgs

Wingspan

9.55 m

Length

6.23 m

Height (top of fin)

2.40 m

Main gear track

1.76 m

Wing area

12.62 sq m

Wing loading

47.54 kg/sq m

Aspect ratio

7:1

Mean Aerodynamic Chord

1.4 m

Glide ratio

11.0:1

Cockpit width

128+ cms / 50+ inches at elbow & shoulder

Standard engine

Rotax 912ULS (100 bhp)

Standard propeller

3-blade carbon fibre, on-ground adjustable

Max fuel capacity

2 x 57 litre wing tanks, total 112 litres usable

Performance at 600kgs MTOW, nil wind, ISA Standard Day

Take off run

under 75 m

Landing run

under 75 m

Stall (full flap, idle)

32 kts

Max flap speed

83 kts

Max manoeuvre Va

99 kts

Max level TAS

110 kts

Never exceed Vne

120 kts

Normal cruise

100 kts/> 19 lph

Economy cruise

90 kts/> 16 lph

Crosswind max (no flap)

7 kts (novice), 14 kts (trained), 22 kts (factory demonstrated)

Service ceiling

16,500 ft

Range

615 nm

Typical cruise duration (912ULS)

6.25 hrs + reserve

Best climb at MTOW

900+ fpm

Typical rate of climb, single person

1,400+ fpm

Tested load factors

+6 -3 g (at 650 kgs)

Operational load factors

+4 -2 g (at 650 kgs)