Albastar Apis

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Apis WR
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Role Ultralight-class sailplane
National origin Slovenia
Manufacturer Albastar
First flight 2000
Variants Pipistrel Apis-Bee

The Albastar Apis WR is a single seater sailplane of Slovenian manufacture, the first aircraft created entirely by this manufacturer. An Ultralight Class glider, it has set five world records in this class.[1]

Often confused with the very similar Wezel Apis 2, the two designs are not related.[1]

It is sold by Albastar ready-to-fly or kit-built.[1]

Specifications[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: One pilot
  • Length: 6.35 m (20 ft 10 in)
  • Wingspan: 13.3 m (43 ft 8 in)
  • Height: 1.25 m (4 ft 1 in)
  • Wing area: 8.9 m2 (96 ft2)
  • Aspect ratio: 20.0
  • Empty weight: 135 kg (298 lb)
  • Gross weight: 300 kg (661 lb) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 220 km/h (137 mph)
  • Maximum glide ratio: 40 at 90 km/h (56 mph)
  • Rate of sink: 0.60 m/s (118 ft/min)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Bertrand, Noel; Rene Coulon; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2003-04, page 53. Pagefast Ltd, Lancaster OK, 2003. ISSN 1368-485X