Nexaer LS1

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LS1
Role Light-sport aircraft
National origin United States
Manufacturer Nexaer
First flight 16 October 2006
Status Under development (2012)
Number built One

The Nexaer LS1 is an American light-sport aircraft, under development by Nexaer of Peyton, Colorado and first flown on 16 October 2006. The aircraft is intended to be supplied as a complete ready-to-fly-aircraft.[1][2]

Design and development[edit]

The LS1 was designed to comply with the US light-sport aircraft rules. It features a cantilever low-wing, a two-seats-in-side-by-side configuration enclosed cockpit, fixed tricycle landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration. The LS1 has a distinctively curved fuselage.[1]

The aircraft is made from composites. Its 29.5 ft (9.0 m) span wing has an area of 124 sq ft (11.5 m2) and for simplicity has no flaps. Standard engines available are the 100 hp (75 kW) Rotax 912ULS, 85 hp (63 kW) Jabiru 2200, 120 hp (89 kW) Jabiru 3300, 100 hp (75 kW) Continental O-200 and the 108 hp (81 kW) Lycoming O-235 four-stroke powerplants. The cockpit is 54 in (137 cm) in width.[1]

Specifications (LS1)[edit]

Data from Bayerl and Nexaer[1][3]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Length: 23 ft 3 in (7.09 m)
  • Wingspan: 29 ft 6 in (8.99 m)
  • Height: 7 ft 10 in (2.39 m)
  • Wing area: 124 sq ft (11.5 m2)
  • Empty weight: 750 lb (340 kg)
  • Gross weight: 1,320 lb (599 kg)
  • Fuel capacity: 27 U.S. gallons (100 L; 22 imp gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Jabiru 2200 four cylinder, air-cooled, four stroke aircraft engine, 85 hp (63 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 137 mph; 119 kn (220 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 124 mph; 108 kn (200 km/h)
  • Stall speed: 51 mph; 44 kn (82 km/h)
  • g limits: +4.5/-2.0
  • Wing loading: 10.6 lb/sq ft (52 kg/m2)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 66. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
  2. ^ 30dps. "news | First Flight". Nexaer. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 
  3. ^ 30dps. "the plane | Specifications". Nexaer. Retrieved 2012-08-09. 

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