Aeros UL-2000 Flamingo

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UL-2000 Flamingo
Role Ultralight aircraft
National origin Czech Republic
Manufacturer Aeros SRO (CZ)
Introduction 2001
Status In production
Produced 2000-present

The Aeros UL-2000 Flamingo is a Czech ultralight aircraft, designed produced by Aeros SRO (CZ) of Kutná Hora. It was introduced at the Aero show held in Friedrichshafen in 2001.[1][2][3]

Design and development[edit]

The aircraft was designed to comply with the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale microlight rules. It features a cantilever high-wing, a two-seats-in-side-by-side configuration enclosed cockpit, tricycle landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration.[1][3]

The UL-2000 is made from composites and has a cabin width of 110 cm (43 in). Its 8.6 m (28.2 ft) span wing employs flaps. The controls are conventional, with push-rod controlled elevators, rudder and flaps. Standard engines available are the 100 hp (75 kW) Rotax 912ULS or Verner 1400S four-stroke engines and the 110 hp (82 kW) Hirth F30 and the 65 hp (48 kW) Hirth 2706 two-stroke powerplants.[1][3]

Specifications (Flamingo)[edit]

Data from Bayerl[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Wingspan: 8.6 m (28 ft 3 in)
  • Wing area: 10.5 m2 (113 sq ft)
  • Gross weight: 450 kg (992 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 75 litres (16 imp gal; 20 US gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 912ULS four cylinder, liquid and air-cooled, four stroke, 75 kW (101 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 240 km/h (149 mph; 130 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 180 km/h (112 mph; 97 kn)
  • Stall speed: 62 km/h (39 mph; 33 kn)
  • Rate of climb: 6.5 m/s (1,280 ft/min)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 22. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
  2. ^ Jane's Information Group (9 August 2007). "Aeros UL-2000 Flamingo (Czech Republic), Aircraft - Fixed-wing - Civil". Retrieved 23 April 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c Tacke, Willi; Marino Boric; et al: World Directory of Light Aviation 2015-16, page 20. Flying Pages Europe SARL, 2015. ISSN 1368-485X