A2 CZ Ellipse Spirit

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Ellipse Spirit
Role Ultralight aircraft
National origin Czech Republic
Manufacturer A2 CZ
First flight July 2011
Introduction 2011
Status In production
Unit cost
75,000 (2011)

The A2 CZ Ellipse Spirit (sometimes spelled Elipse Spirit) is a Czech ultralight aircraft, designed and produced by A2 CZ. The aircraft was introduced at the Aero show in 2011 and is supplied complete and ready to fly ands as a kit for amateur construction.[1][2]

Design and development[edit]

The aircraft was designed to comply with the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale rules. It features a cantilever low wing, a two seats in side-by-side configuration cockpit, tricycle landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration.[1][2]

The aircraft of all-composite construction. Its 8.0 m (26.2 ft) span elliptical wing employs rounded wingtips and fixed slots in the outer portion of the wing and dive brakes. Optional fuel capacity is 100 litres (22 imp gal; 26 US gal) giving a range of 1,730 km (1,075 mi). The standard engine is the ULPower 260iS four-cylinder, four-stroke aircraft engine of 107 hp (80 kW) and other engines available include the 100 hp (75 kW) Rotax 912S and 912iS, plus the 100 hp (75 kW) Lycoming IO-233.[1][2]

The basic fixed gear Ellipse was undergoing development in 2011 into a retractable gear version as well as versions for the US light-sport aircraft category.[1][2]

Specifications (Ellipse Spirit)[edit]

Data from Bayerl[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Wingspan: 8.00 m (26 ft 3 in)
  • Wing area: 8.48 m2 (91.3 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 272.5 kg (601 lb)
  • Gross weight: 472.5 kg (1,042 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 100 litres (22 imp gal; 26 US gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × ULPower 260iS four cylinder, four stroke aircraft engine, 80 kW (107 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 280 km/h (174 mph; 151 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 250 km/h (155 mph; 135 kn)
  • Stall speed: 60 km/h (37 mph; 32 kn)
  • Rate of climb: 7.5 m/s (1,480 ft/min)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 12. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
  2. ^ a b c d Tacke, Willi; Marino Boric; et al: World Directory of Light Aviation 2015-16, pages 22-23. Flying Pages Europe SARL, 2015. ISSN 1368-485X

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