Aerosette MH-46 Eclipse

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MH-46 Eclipse
Role Ultralight aircraft
National origin Czech Republic
Manufacturer Aerosette
Introduction 2002
Status In production
Unit cost
55,000 (2015)

The Aerosette MH-46 Eclipse is a Czech ultralight aircraft, designed and produced by Aerosette of Chrastava. The aircraft is supplied as a complete ready-to-fly-aircraft.[1][2]

Design and development[edit]

The MH-46 was designed to comply with the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale microlight rules and intended for personal use and flight training. It features a strut-braced high-wing, a two-seats-in-side-by-side configuration enclosed cockpit, fixed tricycle landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration.[1][2]

The aircraft is made from composites. Its 9.71 m (31.9 ft) span wing is supported by a single strut on each side. Standard engines available are the 64 hp (48 kW) Rotax 582 two-stroke and the 100 hp (75 kW) Rotax 912ULS four-stroke powerplant. The cockpit was designed for comfort and is 1.2 m (47 in) wide at the pilot's elbow.[1][2]

Specifications (MH-46 Eclipse)[edit]

Data from Bayerl, Tacke and Aerosette[1][2][3]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Length: 6.34 m (20 ft 10 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.71 m (31 ft 10 in)
  • Height: 2.18 m (7 ft 2 in)
  • Wing area: 11.5 m2 (124 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 285 kg (628 lb)
  • Gross weight: 472.5 kg (1,042 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 130 litres (29 imp gal; 34 US gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 912ULS four cylinder, liquid and air-cooled, four stroke, 75 kW (101 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 250 km/h (155 mph; 135 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 220 km/h (137 mph; 119 kn)
  • Stall speed: 65 km/h (40 mph; 35 kn) flaps down
  • Never exceed speed: 298 km/h (185 mph; 161 kn)
  • g limits: +4/-2
  • Rate of climb: 8.7 m/s (1,710 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. ^ a b c d Tacke, Willi; Marino Boric; et al: World Directory of Light Aviation 2015-16, page 22. Flying Pages Europe SARL, 2015. ISSN 1368-485X
  3. ^ Aerosette (n.d.). "UL Aircraft MH-46 / Eclipse". Archived from the original on 23 February 2009. Retrieved 23 April 2012. 

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