Skyfox Aviation Skyfox

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Skyfox
24-3257 Skyfox CA25N Gazelle (8544393174).jpg
Skyfox CA25N Gazelle
Role Ultralight cabin monoplane
National origin Australia
Manufacturer Skyfox Aviation
First flight 6 September 1989
Number built 100+

The Skyfox Aviation Skyfox is an Australian ultralight cabin monoplane designed by Skyfox Aviation of Queensland and first flown in 1989.[1] Originally sold as an ultralight it was later produced for general aviation use.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The Skyfox is a high-wing braced monoplane with a conventional tailwheel landing gear with a fixed tailwheel. It has a welded steel fuselage with fabric covering. The wings can be folded when not in use along the side of the fuselage.

Originally built to meet Australian ultralight regulations the latter CA-25 is built to JAR-VLA rules.[1]

Variants[edit]

CA-21
Volkswagen-engined variant, production ended in 1991
CA-22
Ultralight variant with a Rotax 912 engine.
CA-25 Impala
General aviation variant
CA-25N Gazelle
CA-25 with nosewheel landing gear.

Specifications (CA-25)[edit]

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Wingspan: 31 ft 3 in (9.53 m)
  • Height: 6 ft 1½ in (1.87 m)
  • Wing area: 124.6 ft2 (11.58 m2)
  • Empty weight: 640 lb (290 kg)
  • Gross weight: 1150 lb (522 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 912 piston engine, 78 hp (58 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 109 mph (176 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 98 mph (157 km/h)
  • Range: 372 miles (598 km)
  • Rate of climb: 800 ft/min (2.44 m/s)

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Taylor 1996, pp. 381-382

Bibliography[edit]

  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1996). Brassey's World Aircraft & Systems Directory. London, England: Brassey's. ISBN 1-85753-198-1. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Skyfox Aviation Skyfox at Wikimedia Commons