Issoire APM 30 Lion

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APM 30 Lion
APM 30 Lion - Paris air show 2009.jpg
Role Training aircraft
National origin France
Manufacturer Issoire Aviation
First flight 2005
Status In production (2015)
Developed from APM 20 Lionceau

The Issoire APM 30 Lion is a French three-seat light aircraft manufactured by Issoire Aviation of Issoire. Designed as a trainer, the aircraft is type certified under CS-VLA and is supplied complete and ready-to-fly.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The aircraft features a cantilever low-wing, a three-seat enclosed cockpit under a bubble canopy, fixed tricycle landing gear with wheel pants and a single engine in tractor configuration.[1]

The aircraft is made from composite materials. Its 8.66 m (28.4 ft) span wing employs a NACA 63-618 airfoil, has an area of 9.5 m2 (102 sq ft) and mounts flaps. The standard engine is the 100 hp (75 kW) Rotax 912S four-stroke powerplant.[1][2]

Specifications[edit]

Data from Tacke[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: two passengers
  • Wingspan: 8.66 m (28 ft 5 in)
  • Wing area: 9.5 m2 (102 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 418 kg (922 lb)
  • Gross weight: 735 kg (1,620 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 78 litres (17 imp gal; 21 US gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 912S four cylinder, liquid and air-cooled, four stroke aircraft engine, 75 kW (101 hp)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed fixed pitch

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 265 km/h (165 mph; 143 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 210 km/h (130 mph; 113 kn)
  • Stall speed: 81 km/h (50 mph; 44 kn)
  • Rate of climb: 4.5 m/s (890 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 77.4 kg/m2 (15.9 lb/sq ft)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Tacke, Willi; Marino Boric; et al: World Directory of Light Aviation 2015-16, page 153. Flying Pages Europe SARL, 2015. ISSN 1368-485X
  2. ^ Lednicer, David (2010). "The Incomplete Guide to Airfoil Usage". Retrieved 26 May 2017.