Issoire APM 30 Lion

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APM 30 Lion
APM 30 Lion - Paris air show 2009.jpg
Role Training aircraft
Manufacturer Issoire Aviation
First flight 2005
Status In production (2015)
Developed from APM 20 Lionceau

The Issoire APM 30 Lion is a French three-seat light aircraft manufactured by Issoire Aviation of Issoire. Designed as a trainer, the aircraft is type certified under CS-VLA and is supplied complete and ready-to-fly.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The aircraft features a cantilever low-wing, a three-seat enclosed cockpit under a bubble canopy, fixed tricycle landing gear with wheel pants and a single engine in tractor configuration.[1]

The aircraft is made from composite materials. Its 8.66 m (28.4 ft) span wing employs a NACA 63-618 airfoil, has an area of 9.5 m2 (102 sq ft) and mounts flaps. The standard engine is the 100 hp (75 kW) Rotax 912S four-stroke powerplant.[1][2]

Specifications[edit]

Data from Tacke[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: two passengers
  • Wingspan: 8.66 m (28 ft 5 in)
  • Wing area: 9.5 m2 (102 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 418 kg (922 lb)
  • Gross weight: 735 kg (1,620 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 78 litres (17 imp gal; 21 US gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 912S four cylinder, liquid and air-cooled, four stroke aircraft engine, 75 kW (101 hp)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed fixed pitch

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 265 km/h (165 mph; 143 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 210 km/h (130 mph; 113 kn)
  • Stall speed: 81 km/h (50 mph; 44 kn)
  • Rate of climb: 4.5 m/s (890 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 77.4 kg/m2 (15.9 lb/sq ft)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Tacke, Willi; Marino Boric; et al: World Directory of Light Aviation 2015-16, page 153. Flying Pages Europe SARL, 2015. ISSN 1368-485X
  2. ^ Lednicer, David (2010). "The Incomplete Guide to Airfoil Usage". Retrieved 26 May 2017.