AirLony Highlander

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Highlander
Role Ultralight aircraft
National origin Czech Republic
Manufacturer AirLony
Introduction 1998
Status Production completed

The Airlony Highlander is a Czech ultralight biplane that was designed and produced by AirLony of Štětí, introduced in 1998.[1][2]

Design and development[edit]

The aircraft was designed to comply with the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale microlight rules. It features a biplane wing configuration, a two-seats-in-tandem open cockpit, fixed conventional landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration.[1][2]

The aircraft has a composite fuselage and wooden-framed 7.3 m (24.0 ft) span wings with doped aircraft fabric covering. Engines in the 80 to 120 hp (60 to 89 kW) can be used. The Highlander was designed for, but never approved for aerobatics.[1][2]

Specifications (Highlander)[edit]

Data from Bayerl[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Wingspan: 7.3 m (23 ft 11 in)
  • Wing area: 14.5 m2 (156 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 240 kg (529 lb)
  • Gross weight: 450 kg (992 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 100 litres (22 imp gal; 26 US gal) in two tanks

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 188 km/h (117 mph; 102 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 160 km/h (99 mph; 86 kn)
  • Stall speed: 65 km/h (40 mph; 35 kn)
  • Rate of climb: 10 m/s (2,000 ft/min)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 23. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
  2. ^ a b c Tacke, Willi; Marino Boric; et al: World Directory of Light Aviation 2015-16, page 24. Flying Pages Europe SARL, 2015. ISSN 1368-485X