SAI KZ VIII
|KZ VIII landing at Danish Air Show 2014|
|Manufacturer||Skandinavisk Aero Industri|
|First flight||14 November 1949|
The SAI KZ VIII was an aerobatic sport aircraft first built in Denmark in 1949. It was a low-wing cantilever monoplane of conventional configuration with fixed tailwheel undercarriage and a single seat. The KZ VIII was custom-built by SAI for the Danish aerobatic display team Sylvest Jensen Luftcirkus, in which Peter Steen piloted the aircraft in some 50 performances in summer 1950. At the same time, a full set of parts for a second aircraft was produced, but this was not assembled until 1959.
A third machine has been built as a replica.
Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1951–52
- Crew: 1
- Length: 5.70 m (18 ft 8 in)
- Wingspan: 7.20 m (23 ft 7 in)
- Height: 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
- Wing area: 8.64 m2 (93.0 sq ft)
- Empty weight: 407 kg (897 lb)
- Gross weight: 650 kg (1,433 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × de Havilland Gipsy Major 10 air-cooled four-cylinder inline engine, 108 kW (145 hp)
- Maximum speed: 275 km/h (171 mph; 148 kn)
- Range: 584 km; 315 nmi (363 mi) 
- Rate of climb: 8.00 m/s (1,575 ft/min)
- Bridgman 1951, p. 113c.
- Flight 28 July 1949, p. 113.
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- Bridgman, Leonard (1951). Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1951–52. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, Ltd.
- "Danish Sports Model". Flight. Vol. LVI no. 2118. 28 July 1949. p. 113.
- Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 563.
- Simpson, R. W. (1995). Airlife's General Aviation. Shrewsbury: Airlife Publishing. pp. 348–49.
- Danmarks Flymuseum page on the KZ VIII (in Danish)
- Уголок неба