Eagle EA-100

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EA-100 S-LSA
Role Light-sport aircraft
National origin United States
Manufacturer Eagle Aviation LLC
Introduction 2008
Status In production
Produced 2008-present
Unit cost
US$136,595 (with glass cockpit, 2012)

The Eagle EA-100 is an American light-sport aircraft, designed and produced by Eagle Aviation LLC of Oshkosh, Wisconsin and introduced in 2008. The aircraft is supplied as complete ready-to-fly-aircraft.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The EA-100 was designed to comply with the US light-sport aircraft rules. It features a strut-braced high-wing, a two-seats-in-side-by-side configuration enclosed cockpit accessed by two vertical-hinged doors, fixed tricycle landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration.[1][2]

The aircraft is made from aluminum sheet. Its 28.5 ft (8.7 m) span wing has an area of 135 sq ft (12.5 m2) and features electrically-operated flaps. The standard engine is the 100 hp (75 kW) Rotax 912ULS four-stroke powerplant[1] while the standard propeller is a Sensenich composite ground adjustable type.[3]

Specifications (version)[edit]

Data from Bayerl and Eagle Aviation LLC[1][4]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Length: 20 ft 9 in (6.32 m)
  • Wingspan: 28 ft 6 in (8.69 m)
  • Height: 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m)
  • Wing area: 135 sq ft (12.5 m2)
  • Empty weight: 825 lb (374 kg)
  • Gross weight: 1,320 lb (599 kg)
  • Fuel capacity: 75 litres (16 imp gal; 20 US gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 912ULS four cylinder, liquid and air-cooled, four stroke aircraft engine, 101 hp (75 kW)

Performance

  • Cruise speed: 105 kn (121 mph; 194 km/h)
  • Stall speed: 35 kn (40 mph; 65 km/h) flaps down
  • Never exceed speed: 120 kn (138 mph; 222 km/h)
  • Range: 335 nmi (386 mi; 620 km)
  • Service ceiling: 10,000 ft (3,000 m)
  • G limits: +5/-3g
  • Rate of climb: 1,200 ft/min (6.1 m/s)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 42. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
  2. ^ Experimental Aircraft Association (2012). "EAA's Listing of Special Light-Sport Aircraft". Retrieved 1 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Sport Aircraft for the Sport Pilot". Eaglesportplane.com. Retrieved 2012-06-08. 
  4. ^ Eagle Aviation LLC (2012). "EA-100 S-LSA Specifications and Performance". Retrieved 5 June 2012. 

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