|Status||In production (2013)|
Design and development
The Evolution was designed to comply with the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale microlight category. It features a cable-braced hang glider-style high-wing, weight-shift controls, a two-seats-in-tandem open cockpit with an integral cockpit fairing, tricycle landing gear with wheel pants and a single engine in pusher configuration.
The aircraft is made from composites, with its double surface wing covered in Dacron sailcloth and supported by a composite monopole pylon. Its 10.5 m (34.4 ft) span wing is supported by a single tube-type kingpost and uses an "A" frame weight-shift control bar. The powerplant is a twin cylinder, liquid-cooled, two-stroke, dual-ignition 50 hp (37 kW) Rotax 582 engine. The main wheel suspension is provided by fibreglass gear legs. 
The aircraft has an empty weight of 178 kg (392 lb) and a gross weight of 472.5 kg (1,042 lb) when equipped with a ballistic parachute, giving a useful load of 295 kg (650 lb). With full fuel of 40 litres (8.8 imp gal; 11 US gal) the payload is 266 kg (586 lb).
The aircraft is German DULV certified.
The Evolution has been flown to World Microlight Championships and also European Microlight Championship honours.
- Crew: one
- Capacity: one passenger
- Wingspan: 10.5 m (34 ft 5 in)
- Height: 2.321 m (7 ft 7 in)
- Wing area: 12 m2 (130 sq ft)
- Empty weight: 178 kg (392 lb)
- Gross weight: 472.5 kg (1,042 lb)
- Fuel capacity: 40 litres (8.8 imp gal; 11 US gal)
- Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 582 twin cylinder, liquid-cooled, two stroke aircraft engine, 48 kW (64 hp)
- Propellers: 4-bladed Junkers 170 composite, 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) diameter
- Maximum speed: 128 km/h (80 mph; 69 kn)
- Cruising speed: 110 km/h (68 mph; 59 kn)
- Stall speed: 45 km/h (28 mph; 24 kn)
- Rate of climb: 5 m/s (980 ft/min)
- Wing loading: 39.4 kg/m2 (8.1 lb/sq ft)
- Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 218. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
- PowerTrike (undated). "PowerTrike Evolution". Retrieved 18 August 2013.