Eurofly Fox

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Fox
Role Ultralight aircraft
National origin Italy
Manufacturer Eurofly srl
Status Production completed

The Eurofly Fox is an Italian ultralight aircraft that was designed and produced by Eurofly srl of Galliera Veneta. When it was available the aircraft was supplied as a complete ready-to-fly-aircraft or as a kit for amateur construction.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The aircraft was designed to comply with the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale microlight category, including the category's maximum gross weight of 450 kg (992 lb). The Fox features a strut-braced parasol wing, a two-seats-in-side-by-side configuration open cockpit with a windshield, fixed tricycle landing gear with wheel pants and a single engine in pusher configuration.[1]

The aircraft is made from mixed steel and aluminum tubing, with its flying surfaces covered in Dacron sailcloth envelopes. Its 9.60 m (31.5 ft) span wing has no flaps and has a wing area of 16.09 m2 (173.2 sq ft). Each wing is supported by two parallel struts with jury struts. The standard engine used is the 50 hp (37 kW) Rotax 503 two-stroke powerplant.[1]

Variants[edit]

Basic Fox
Striped down version with minimal options, designed as a trainer.[1]

Specifications (Basic Fox)[edit]

Data from AeroCrafter[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Length: 6 m (20.33 ft)
  • Wingspan: 10 m (31.48 ft)
  • Wing area: 16.09 m2 (173.2 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 190 kg (418 lb)
  • Gross weight: 450 kg (992 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 503 twin cylinder, air-cooled, two stroke aircraft engine, 37 kW (50 hp)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed composite

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 121 km/h; 65 kn (75 mph)
  • Cruise speed: 80 km/h; 43 kn (50 mph)
  • Stall speed: 40 km/h; 22 kn (25 mph)
  • Rate of climb: 5.0 m/s (980 ft/min)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Purdy, Don: AeroCrafter - Homebuilt Aircraft Sourcebook, Fifth Edition, page 150. BAI Communications, 15 July 1998. ISBN 0-9636409-4-1