Icarus F99 Rambo

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F99 Rambo
Role Ultralight aircraft
National origin Romania
Manufacturer Icarus Foundation
Designer Fendrihan
Status In production (2012)
Unit cost
37,000 (2011)

The Icarus F99 Rambo is a Romanian ultralight aircraft, designed by Mr Fendrihan and produced by Romaero S.A of Bucharest under subcontract to the Icarus Foundation, also of Bucharest. The foundation is a sporting and cultural institution that promotes aviation in Romania. The aircraft is supplied as a kit for amateur construction or as a complete ready-to-fly-aircraft.[1][2]

Design and development[edit]

The aircraft was designed to comply with the Romanian microlight rules and also the Canadian AULA rules. It features a strut-braced high-wing, a two-seats-in-side-by-side configuration enclosed cockpit, fixed tricycle landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration.[1]

The aircraft is made from aluminum sheet. Its 9.10 m (29.9 ft) span wing has an area of 10.09 m2 (108.6 sq ft) and flaps. Standard engines available are the 80 hp (60 kW) Rotax 912UL and the 100 hp (75 kW) Rotax 912ULS four-stroke powerplants.[1][3]

Specifications (F99 Rambo)[edit]

Data from Icarus Foundation[3]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Length: 6 m (19.80 ft)
  • Wingspan: 9 m (29.85 ft)
  • Height: 2 m (8.00 ft)
  • Wing area: 10.095 m2 (108.66 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 284 kg (627 lb)
  • Gross weight: 469 kg (1,034 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 912ULS four cylinder, liquid and air-cooled, four stroke aircraft engine, 75 kW (101 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 225 km/h; 122 kn (140 mph)
  • Cruise speed: 200 km/h; 108 kn (124 mph)
  • Stall speed: 63 km/h; 34 kn (39 mph)
  • Range: 1,400 km; 756 nmi (870 mi)
  • Service ceiling: 4,008 m (13,150 ft)
  • g limits: +4/-2
  • Rate of climb: 7.1 m/s (1,400 ft/min)

Avionics

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 59. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
  2. ^ The Icarus Foundation (undated). "Icarus Foundation". Retrieved 19 July 2012. 
  3. ^ a b The Icarus Foundation (undated). "Specifications". Retrieved 19 July 2012. 

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