Jabiru J430

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Jabiru J430
Jabiru J430 - experimental.JPG
Role Light Sport Aircraft Homebuilt
National origin Australia
Manufacturer Jabiru Aircraft
Developed from Jabiru J230

The Jabiru J430 is one model in a large family of two- and four-seat Australian light aircraft developed as touring aircraft and provided in kit form by Jabiru Aircraft.[1][2]

Design and development[edit]

The J430 is constructed from composite materials. The 31.3 ft (9.5 m) span high wing is strut-braced and features winglets. The standard engine is the 120 hp (89 kW) Jabiru 3300 six-cylinder, horizontally opposed, four-stroke aircraft engine. The tricycle landing gear has optional wheel pants. The four-seat cabin features a width of 44 in (112 cm). Construction time from the factory-supplied kit is reported to be 600 hours. Twenty-five examples were completed and flying by the end of 2011.[1]



data from Jabiru[3]

Jabiru J200
Jabiru J230
A two-seat version of the J430, designed as a US light-sport aircraft, with a large baggage compartment behind the seats.[1][4][5]
Jabiru J250
Model similar to the J450, with the back seat removed to give a large cargo area.[5]
Jabiru J400
Four-seat version powered by a 120 hp (89 kW) Jabiru 3300 engine and marketed circa 2004.[2][5]
Jabiru J430
A four-seater version of the J230 with two seats in the former baggage compartment.[1][5]
Jabiru J450
Jabiru J450
Four seat model.[5]
Jabiru SP
Two-seat version for the US light-sport aircraft market, powered by a 120 hp (89 kW) Jabiru 3300 engine and marketed circa 2004. The SP has a cruise speed of 213 km/h (132 mph)[2]
Jabiru UL
Two-seat version for the European microlight category powered by a 80 hp (60 kW) Jabiru 2200 engine and marketed circa 2004. The UL has a cruise speed of 185 km/h (115 mph)[2]

Specifications (J430)[edit]

Data from Jabiru Pacific[6]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: three
  • Payload: 360 kg (792 lb)
  • Length: 6.55 m (21 ft 5.8 in)
  • Wingspan: 9.433 m (30 ft 11 in)
  • Height: 2.40 m (7 ft 10 in)
  • Wing area: 9.34 m2 (100.5 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 340 kg (748 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 760 kg (1,675 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Jabiru 3300 6 cylinder, 4 stroke piston engine, 89.5 KW (120 hp)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed Wooden/Composite propeller, 1 per engine
    • Propeller diameter: 1.52 m (5 ft)



  1. ^ a b c d Vandermeullen, Richard: 2011 Kit Aircraft Buyer's Guide, Kitplanes, Volume 28, Number 12, December 2011, page 57. Belvoir Publications. ISSN 0891-1851
  2. ^ a b c d Bertrand, Noel; Rene Coulon; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2003-04, pages 145 and 185. Pagefast Ltd, Lancaster OK, 2003. ISSN 1368-485X
  3. ^ "Jabiru Aircraft Southern Africa". Jabiru.co.za. Retrieved 2012-07-23. 
  4. ^ Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 61. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
  5. ^ a b c d e Tacke, Willi; Marino Boric; et al: World Directory of Light Aviation 2015-16, pages 64 and 111. Flying Pages Europe SARL, 2015. ISSN 1368-485X
  6. ^ Jabiru J230 & J430 Kitplane

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