Roland Me 109 Replica
|Me 109 Replica|
|Role||Ultralight aircraft and Light-sport aircraft|
|Status||Under deveopment (2012)|
|Number built||one prototype|
|Developed from||Messerschmitt Bf 109|
The Roland Me 109 Replica is a German ultralight and light-sport aircraft, under development by Roland Aircraft of Mendig. The aircraft is an 83% replica of the Second World War Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 fighter aircraft and will be supplied as a kit for amateur construction or as a complete ready-to-fly-aircraft.
Design and development
The aircraft was designed to comply with the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale microlight rules and US light-sport aircraft rules. Like the aircraft it replicates, it features a cantilever low-wing, a two-seats-in-tandem enclosed cockpit under a framed canopy, retractable conventional landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration.
The aircraft is predominantly made from aluminum sheet. Its 8.13 m (26.7 ft) span wing has an area of 17.5 m2 (188 sq ft) and mounts flaps. The standard engine intended is the 100 hp (75 kW) Rotax 912ULS, although consideration is being given to using a 180 hp (134 kW) four-stroke powerplant as well.
Specifications (Me 109 Replica)
- Crew: one
- Capacity: one passenger
- Length: 7.41 m (24 ft 4 in)
- Wingspan: 8.13 m (26 ft 8 in)
- Wing area: 17.5 m2 (188 sq ft)
- Gross weight: 600 kg (1,323 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 912ULS four cylinder, liquid and air-cooled, four stroke aircraft engine, 75 kW (101 hp)
- Maximum speed: 300 km/h (186 mph; 162 kn)
- Wing loading: 34.3 kg/m2 (7.0 lb/sq ft)
- Peak Aerospace Me 109 - a similar replica
- Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 73. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
- "ME 109 Allgemein". Roland-aircraft.de. Retrieved 2012-08-29.