Flaeming Air FA 04 Peregrine

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FA 04 Peregrine
FlaemingAirFA04Peregrine.jpg
Role Ultralight aircraft and Light-sport aircraft
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Flaeming Air
Status In production
Unit cost
65,000 (assembled, 2015)

The Flaeming Air FA 04 Peregrine is a German ultralight and light-sport aircraft, designed and produced by Flaeming Air of Zehlendorf, Brandenburg. The aircraft is supplied as a complete ready-to-fly-aircraft.[1][2]

Design and development[edit]

The aircraft was designed to comply with the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale microlight rules and US light-sport aircraft rules, with different models for each category. It features a cantilever low-wing, a two-seats-in-side-by-side configuration enclosed cockpit under a bubble canopy, fixed tricycle landing gear, or optionally conventional landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration.[1][2][3]

The aircraft is made from composites, with its fuselage, wing spars, flaps and rudder made from carbon fibre. Its 10.05 m (33.0 ft) span wing has an area of 9.27 m2 (99.8 sq ft). The standard engines available are the 100 hp (75 kW) Rotax 912ULS, 120 hp (89 kW) Jabiru 3300 and the 100 hp (75 kW) Continental O-200 four-stroke powerplants.[1][2]

The FA 04 can be used for aero-towing gliders up to 750 kg (1,653 lb) gross weight.[1][2]

Variants[edit]

FA 01 Smaragd (English: Emerald)
Initial model for the European FAI microlight class, with a gross weight of 472.5 kg (1,042 lb).[1][2]
FA 02
Kit aircraft with a gross weight of 650 kg (1,433 lb).[1][2]
FA 04 Peregrine
Light-sport model for the US market, with a gross weight of 600 kg (1,323 lb).[1][2]
FA 04 SL
Super-light model with an empty weight of 270 kg (595 lb), including a ballistic parachute.[1][2]

Specifications (FA 04 Peregrine)[edit]

Data from Bayerl and Flaeming Air[1][4]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Length: 6.15 m (20 ft 2 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.27 m (30 ft 5 in)
  • Wing area: 10.05 m2 (108.2 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 278 kg (613 lb)
  • Gross weight: 472.5 kg (1,042 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 120 litres (26 imp gal; 32 US gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 912ULS four cylinder, liquid and air-cooled, four stroke aircraft engine, 75 kW (101 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 230 km/h (143 mph; 124 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 220 km/h (137 mph; 119 kn)
  • Stall speed: 65 km/h (40 mph; 35 kn)
  • Never exceed speed: 270 km/h (168 mph; 146 kn)
  • Range: 1,148 km; 713 mi (620 nmi)
  • Rate of climb: 6 m/s (1,200 ft/min)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 50. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Tacke, Willi; Marino Boric; et al: World Directory of Light Aviation 2015-16, page 52. Flying Pages Europe SARL, 2015. ISSN 1368-485X
  3. ^ Experimental Aircraft Association (2012). "EAA's Listing of Special Light-Sport Aircraft". Retrieved 1 June 2012. 
  4. ^ Flaeming Air (n.d.). "FA 04 Peregrine LSA". Retrieved 18 June 2012. 

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