Apollo Jet Star

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Jet Star
Role Ultralight trike
National origin Hungary
Manufacturer Apollo Ultralight Aircraft
Status In production (2013)

The Apollo Jet Star is a Hungarian ultralight trike, designed and produced by Apollo Ultralight Aircraft of Eger. The aircraft is supplied as a kit for amateur construction or as a complete ready-to-fly-aircraft.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The Jet Star was designed to comply with the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale microlight category as well as the US light-sport aircraft category. It features a cable-braced or strut-braced hang glider-style high-wing, weight-shift controls, a two-seats-in-tandem, open cockpit, tricycle landing gear with wheel pants and a single engine in pusher configuration.[1]

The Jet Star is accepted in the United States as both an Experimental and Special Light-sport aircraft.[2]

The aircraft is made from bolted-together aluminum tubing, with its double surface wing covered in Dacron sailcloth. The aircraft uses an "A" frame weight-shift control bar. The main landing gear uses strut-type suspension, rather than the leaf-type suspension used on the Apollo Delta Jet series. The powerplant options include the twin cylinder, liquid-cooled, two-stroke, dual-ignition 64 hp (48 kW) Rotax 582 engine, the four cylinder, air and liquid-cooled, four-stroke, dual-ignition 80 hp (60 kW) Rotax 912 or 100 hp (75 kW) Rotax 912S engine.[1]

The aircraft has an empty weight of 180 kg (397 lb) and a gross weight of 430 kg (948 lb), giving a useful load of 250 kg (551 lb). With full fuel of 45 litres (9.9 imp gal; 12 US gal) the payload is 218 kg (481 lb).[1]

A number of different wings can be fitted to the basic carriage, including the cable-braced Aeros Profi, the cable-braced Air Creation iXess, the strut-braced Aeros Profi TL or the strut-braced Gibbogear Manta Ray 12.5.[1]

Specifications (Jet Star)[edit]

Data from Bayerl[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Wingspan: 9.5 m (31 ft 2 in)
  • Wing area: 15 m2 (160 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 180 kg (397 lb)
  • Gross weight: 430 kg (948 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 45 litres (9.9 imp gal; 12 US gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 912UL four cylinder, liquid and air-cooled, four stroke aircraft engine, 60 kW (80 hp)
  • Propellers: 3-bladed composite

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 125 km/h (78 mph; 67 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 110 km/h (68 mph; 59 kn)
  • Stall speed: 55 km/h (34 mph; 30 kn)
  • Rate of climb: 4 m/s (790 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 28.7 kg/m2 (5.9 lb/sq ft)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al.: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 205. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
  2. ^ Federal Aviation Administration (7 January 2013). "SLSA Make/Model Directory". Archived from the original on 16 May 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 

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