Kubicek M-2 Scout

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M-2 Scout
Role Ultralight aircraft and Light-sport aircraft
National origin Czech Republic
Manufacturer Kubicek Aircraft
First flight May 2009
Introduction 2009
Status In production (2012)
Unit cost
US$81,000 (2011)
Developed from Mráz Skaut

The Kubicek M-2 Scout is a Czech ultralight and light-sport aircraft, designed and produced by Kubicek Aircraft. It was first flown in May 2009. The aircraft is supplied as a complete ready-to-fly-aircraft.[1]

In Czech the manufacturer refers to itself as Kubíček Aircraft but in English they call themselves Kubicek Aircraft.[2]

Design and development[edit]

The aircraft was intended as an update to the 1948 Mráz M-2 Skaut (English: Scout) design. The original M-2 was made from wood and so the two aircraft resemble each other only superficially. The new M-2 was designed to comply with the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale microlight rules and US light-sport aircraft rules. It features a cantilever low-wing, a two-seats-in-side-by-side configuration enclosed cockpit under a bubble canopy, fixed tricycle landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration.[1]

The aircraft is made from riveted and bonded aluminum sheet. Its 9.6 m (31.5 ft) span wing has an area of 12.4 m2 (133 sq ft) and flaps. The standard engine available is the 100 hp (75 kW) Rotax 912ULS four-stroke powerplant.[1]

Variants[edit]

M-2 Scout LSA
Model for the US light-sport category with a gross weight of 600 kg (1,323 lb)[1][3]
M-2 Scout UL
Model for the European ultralight category with a gross weight of 472.5 kg (1,042 lb)[1][3]

Specifications (M-2 Scout LSA)[edit]

Data from Bayerl and Kubicek Aircraft[1][3]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Length: 6.87 m (22 ft 6 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.6 m (31 ft 6 in)
  • Height: 2.35 m (7 ft 9 in)
  • Wing area: 12.4 m2 (133 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 320 kg (705 lb)
  • Gross weight: 600 kg (1,323 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 90 litres (20 imp gal; 24 US gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 912ULS four cylinder, liquid and air-cooled, four stroke aircraft engine, 75 kW (101 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 220 km/h (137 mph; 119 kn)
  • Cruising speed: 180 km/h (112 mph; 97 kn)
  • Stall speed: 72 km/h (45 mph; 39 kn) in the landing configuration
  • Never exceed speed: 260 km/h (162 mph; 140 kn)
  • Endurance: 6 hours
  • g limits: +4/-2
  • Rate of climb: 5 m/s (980 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 48.4 kg/m2 (9.9 lb/sq ft)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 62. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
  2. ^ Kubicek Aircraft. "Kubicek Aircraft Home". Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c Kubicek Aircraft. "Specifications". Retrieved 24 July 2012. 

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