|National origin||Australia and the United States|
|Number built||12 (2001)|
US$12,500 (complete aircraft, 1998)
|Developed from||Advanced Aeromarine Sierra|
The Bailey-Moyes Tempest, is an Australian-American high-wing, strut-braced, single-seat, microlift glider that was designed by Bob Bailey of Florida, United States and produced by Moyes Microlights of Waverley, New South Wales, Australia.
Design and development
The aircraft's 42 ft (12.8 m) span wing is made from aluminium tubing covered in Dacron and is supported by a single lift strut on each side, plus a jury strut. The fuselage is made from fiberglass and features a canopy that is hinged on one side for cockpit access. The cockpit is 22 in (56 cm) wide. The landing gear is either a monowheel gear or, optionally, bicycle gear.
Although very light, with a standard empty weight of 200 lb (91 kg), the Tempest does not qualify under the US FAR 103 Ultralight Vehicles regulations as a hang glider, neither is it foot-launchable. When it was available the aircraft was supplied as a kit, that required an estimated 200 hours to complete, or as a complete ready-to-fly aircraft. In 1998 the kit was US$10,000 and the complete aircraft was US$12,500. Twelve were reported as flying by the end of 2001.
Aircraft on display
- Crew: one
- Length: 20 ft (6.1 m)
- Wingspan: 42 ft (13 m)
- Height: 5 ft (1.5 m)
- Wing area: 150 sq ft (14 m2)
- Aspect ratio: 12:1
- Empty weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
- Gross weight: 400 lb (181 kg)
- Maximum speed: 90 mph (145 km/h; 78 kn)
- Stall speed: 27 mph; 23 kn (43 km/h)
- Maximum glide ratio: 23:1 at 37 mph (60 km/h)
- Rate of sink: 170 ft/min (0.86 m/s) at 25 mph (40 km/h)
- Wing loading: 2.67 lb/sq ft (13.0 kg/m2)
- Related lists
- Purdy, Don: AeroCrafter - Homebuilt Aircraft Sourcebook, page 311. BAI Communications. ISBN 0-9636409-4-1
- Downey, Julia: 1999 Kit Aircraft Directory, Kitplanes, Volume 15, Number 12, December 1998, page 57. Primedia Publications. ISSN 0891-1851
- Downey, Julia: 2001 Kit Aircraft Directory, Kitplanes, Volume 17, Number 12, December 2000, page 32. Kitplanes Acquisition Company. ISSN 0891-1851
- Downey, Julia: 2002 Kit Aircraft Directory, Kitplanes, Volume 18, Number 12, December 2001, page 25. Kitplanes Acquisition Company. ISSN 0891-1851
- Bertrand, Noel; Rene Coulon; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2003-04, page 58. Pagefast Ltd, Lancaster OK, 2003. ISSN 1368-485X
- Massey Air Museum (2011). "Airplanes you can see at the Museum". Retrieved 26 September 2011.