Aéro Services Guépard Super Guépard

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Super Guépard
Aero Services Guépard Super Guépard 912.jpg
Role Ultralight aircraft
National origin France
Manufacturer Aéro Services Guépard
Status In production (2016)
Unit cost
48,120 (2015)

The Aéro Services Guépard Super Guépard SG 12 (English: Super Cheetah) is a French ultralight aircraft that was designed and produced by Aéro Services Guépard by of Villefranche-de-Rouergue. The aircraft is supplied as a complete ready-to-fly-aircraft.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The aircraft was designed to comply with the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale microlight rules. It features a cantilever single-strut-braced high-wing, a two-seats-in-side-by-side configuration enclosed cabin with doors, fixed tricycle landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration.[1]

The aircraft is made from welded steel tubing with its wings made from aluminum sheet. Its 8.5 m (27.9 ft) span wing has an area of 12.75 m2 (137.2 sq ft) and flaps. The standard engine used is the 100 hp (75 kW) Rotax 912ULS four-stroke powerplant.[1]

Operational history[edit]

Reviewer Marino Boric described the design of the welded steel tube fuselage in a 2015 review as assuring "good protection for the crew".[1]

Specifications (Super Guépard SG 12)[edit]

Data from Tacke[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Wingspan: 8.5 m (27 ft 11 in)
  • Wing area: 12.75 m2 (137.2 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 274 kg (604 lb)
  • Gross weight: 450 kg (992 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 60 litres (13 imp gal; 16 US gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 912ULS four cylinder, liquid and air-cooled, four stroke aircraft engine, 75 kW (101 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 198 km/h (123 mph; 107 kn)
  • Stall speed: 62 km/h (39 mph; 33 kn)
  • Rate of climb: 5.8 m/s (1,140 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 35.3 kg/m2 (7.2 lb/sq ft)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Tacke, Willi; Marino Boric; et al: World Directory of Light Aviation 2015-16, page 14. Flying Pages Europe SARL, 2015. ISSN 1368-485X

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