BRM Argos

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Argos
Role Ultralight aircraft
National origin Portugal
Manufacturer BRM Costruções Aeronáuticas
Status In production (2015)

The BRM Argos is a Portuguese ultralight aircraft, designed and produced by BRM Costruções Aeronáuticas. The aircraft is supplied as a kit for amateur construction.[1][2]

Design and development[edit]

The Argos was designed to comply with the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale microlight rules. It features a cantilever low-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 6061-T6 aluminum sheet, with its cockpit strengthened with steel roll-over protection. Its 8.4 m (27.6 ft) span wing has an area of 11.6 m2 (125 sq ft) and electrically actuated flaps. Standard engines available are the 100 hp (75 kW) Rotax 912ULS, 85 hp (63 kW) Jabiru 2200 and the 120 hp (89 kW) Jabiru 3300 four-stroke powerplants. Cockpit access is by two gull-winged doors[1][2]

Specifications (Argos)[edit]

Data from Bayerl and BRM Costruções Aeronáuticas,[1][3]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Length: 6.59 m (21 ft 7 in)
  • Wingspan: 8.4 m (27 ft 7 in)
  • Height: 2.4 m (7 ft 10 in)
  • Wing area: 11.6 m2 (125 sq ft)
  • Gross weight: 450 kg (992 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 70 litres (15 imp gal; 18 US gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 912ULS four cylinder, liquid and air-cooled, four stroke aircraft engine, 75 kW (101 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 220 km/h (137 mph; 119 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 190 km/h (118 mph; 103 kn)
  • Stall speed: 60 km/h (37 mph; 32 kn)
  • Service ceiling: 4,200 m (13,800 ft)
  • g limits: +4/-2


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 33. 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 36. Flying Pages Europe SARL, 2015. ISSN 1368-485X
  3. ^ BRM Costruções Aeronáuticas (1 March 2012). "Argos". Retrieved 13 May 2012. 

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