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.
- Crew: One, pilot
- Wingspan: 7.20 m (23 ft 8 in)
- Wing area: 8.6 m2 (96 ft2)
- Empty weight: 407 kg (895 lb)
- Gross weight: 650 kg (1,430 lb)
- Powerplant: 1 × de Havilland Gipsy Major, 108 kW (145 hp)
- Maximum speed: 300 km/h (190 mph)
- Service ceiling: 5,000 m (16,400 ft)
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- Danmarks Flymuseum page on the KZ VIII (in Danish)
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