Evektor SportStar

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Role Light Sport Aircraft
National origin Czech Republic
Manufacturer Evektor-Aerotechnik
Eurostar EV-97
Eurostar EV-97 in flight
EV-97 Eurostar showing the large hinged clear view cockpit canopy
SportStar instrument panel
SportStar wing showing the aircraft's split flap arrangement

The SportStar and EuroStar are a family of a two-seat, light sport aircraft (LSA), manufactured by Evektor-Aerotechnik of the Czech Republic and powered by a Rotax 912ULS, 100 horsepower (75 kW) engine.[1][2]

The SportStar was the first approved special light-sport aircraft (S-LSA) and was named "S-LSA Aircraft of the Year" by AeroNews Network.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The SportStar is an all-metal design made from anodized, corrosion-proofed aluminum. The airframe uses a pop-riveted and bonded construction, which the company claims will improve fatigue characteristics and result in a longer service life. The company also claims this construction technique results in better crashworthiness, the elimination of rivet zippering in an accident and quieter in-flight noise levels due to the elimination of oil-canning and flexing.[3]

The SportStar was designed for towing sailplanes up to 1544 lbs (700 kg) gross weight and for towing banners up to 1479 sq ft (140 m2).[4]


EuroStar SL
Model for the European ultralight category, with a gross weight of 1,041 lb (472 kg)[2][5]
EuroStar SLW
Model for the European ultralight category, with a gross weight of 1,041 lb (472 kg)[6]
Model for the US LSA market with enlarged ailerons and rudder to improve crosswind capabilities, an improved wing, winglets and tail as well as refined wheel pants and other fairings.[2]
Initial model
SportStar SL
Improved model
SportStar Max
Version for the US LSA market with a gross weight of 1,320 lb (599 kg)[1][2]
SportStar RTC
SportStar RTC was developed to meet EASA VLA certification and intended for use in flight training.[7]

Specifications (SportStar MAX)[edit]

Data from Evektor website[8]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Length: 17 ft 7.5 in (5.98 m)
  • Wingspan: 28 ft 5 in (8.65 m)
  • Height: 8 ft 2 in (2.48 m)
  • Wing area: ft² (m²)
  • Empty weight: 668 lb (308 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 1320 lb (600 kg)
  • Useful load: 640 lb (292 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 1320 lb (600 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 912ULS, ground adjustable propeller, 100 hp (75 kW)
  • Propellers: Klassic 1700/3/R, composite, propeller, 1 per engine
    • Propeller diameter: 5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)



  1. ^ a b c Evektor, spol. s r.o. (n.d.). "SportStar Max Overview". Retrieved 4 November 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, pages 47-48. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
  3. ^ Evektor-Aerotechnik. "Advanced Airframe with Long Service Life". Retrieved 5 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Evektor-Aerotechnik (n.d.). "Glider Towing". Retrieved 4 November 2011. 
  5. ^ Evektor (n.d.). "EuroStar SL". Retrieved 4 November 2011. 
  6. ^ Evektor (n.d.). "EuroStar SLW". Retrieved 4 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "SportStar RTC". evektor.com. Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  8. ^ Evektor, spol. s r.o. (2011). "Technical Data". Retrieved 2011-11-05.