SlipStream Genesis

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SlipStream Genesis
Role Kit aircraft
National origin United States
Manufacturer SlipStream International
Designer Chuck Hamilton
First flight 1992
Introduction 1992
Status In production (2015)
Unit cost
US$24,935 (kit, 2015)

The SlipStream Genesis is a family of American, strut-braced, high wing, pusher configuration, tricycle gear aircraft, produced in kit form, for amateur construction. Designed by Chuck Hamilton, the series were originally produced by Innovation Engineering of Davenport, Iowa and more recently by SlipStream International of Wautoma, Wisconsin.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

Design and development[edit]

Developed in 1991 for the homebuilt aircraft market, the Genesis is built from aluminium tubing, riveted together using stainless steel gussets for support. The tail surfaces are suspended from a distinctive series of four tubes that curve to allow clearance for the pusher propeller. The wings and tail surfaces are covered with doped aircraft fabric or optionally with pre-sewn Dacron sailcloth envelopes.[1][3][4]

The series is unusual in having control yokes in place of the more common control sticks used on this class of aircraft.[1]

The Genesis can be fitted with floats or skis. Options include larger fuel capacity, electrically-operated flaperons and trim, wheel pants and ballistic parachute.[3]

Variants[edit]

Genesis
Initial two-seat model for the homebuilt market. Acceptable power range is 50 to 100 hp (37 to 75 kW) and engines used include 50 hp (37 kW) Rotax 503, 64 hp (48 kW) Rotax 582, 80 hp (60 kW) Rotax 912UL, 100 hp (75 kW) Rotax 912ULS and 115 hp (86 kW) Rotax 914. First flown in 1992. 200 were reported completed by 2011 and the type remains in production.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]
Genesis XL
Two-seat model for the homebuilt market with wider chord wing. Acceptable power range is 50 to 100 hp (37 to 75 kW) and engines used include 50 hp (37 kW) Rotax 503, 64 hp (48 kW) Rotax 582, 80 hp (60 kW) Rotax 912UL, 100 hp (75 kW) Rotax 912ULS and 115 hp (86 kW) Rotax 914.[3][7]
Revelation
Two-seat ultralight trainer. Structurally identical to the Genesis, but with a simplified semi-enclosed cockpit, no doors and a longer 30.7 ft (9.4 m) wingspan. Standard engine is the 50 hp (37 kW) Rotax 503, with other engines up to 115 hp (86 kW) optional, including the 64 hp (48 kW) Rotax 582, 80 hp (60 kW) Rotax 912UL, 100 hp (75 kW) Rotax 912ULS, 115 hp (86 kW) Rotax 914 and the 81 hp (60 kW) Verner 133M. Some examples have also used the 73 hp (54 kW) Subaru EA-81 engine. 150 were reported completed by 2011 and the type remains in production.[1][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12]
Skyblaster
Two-seat, twin engined model for the homebuilt market, powered by two 50 hp (37 kW) Rotax 503 engines, mounted in push-pull configuration. Four reported built by 2001, the model is no longer in production.[3][4][6][7]
SkyQuest
Two-seat, twin engined model for the homebuilt market, powered by two 50 hp (37 kW) Rotax 503 engines, mounted in pusher configuration, with the second engine mounted above the cabin. First flown in 1996, seven were reported as completed in 2003, it is no longer in production.[3][4][5][6][7][8]
Scepter
Single-seat, single- engined model for the homebuilt market, powered by a standard 40 hp (30 kW) Rotax 447 engine, mounted in pusher configuration. Other engines used include the 50 hp (37 kW) Rotax 503 and 45 hp (34 kW) Zanzottera MZ 201. Twenty were reported completed by 2004, the type is no longer in production.[4][6][7][8][9]
Ultra Sport
Two-seat development of the Revelation for the US light-sport aircraft market, powered by a standard 60 hp (45 kW) HKS 700E engine. Four had been completed and flown by 2011.[10][12][13][14]

Specifications (Revelation)[edit]

Data from Cliche[1] and SlipStream[15]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Length: 19 ft 4 in (5.89 m)
  • Wingspan: 30 ft 8 in (9.35 m)
  • Height: 6 ft 3.5 in (1.918 m)
  • Wing area: 154 sq ft (14.3 m2)
  • Empty weight: 465 lb (211 kg)
  • Gross weight: 1,100 lb (499 kg)
  • Fuel capacity: 10 US gallons (38 litres)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 503 twin cylinder, two-stroke aircraft engine, 50 hp (37 kW)

Performance

  • Cruise speed: 66 mph (106 km/h; 57 kn)
  • Stall speed: 43 mph (69 km/h; 37 kn)
  • Never exceed speed: 120 mph (193 km/h; 104 kn)
  • Range: 135 mi (117 nmi; 217 km)
  • Service ceiling: 6,000 ft (1,800 m)
  • g limits: +7/-5.6
  • Maximum glide ratio: 8:1
  • Rate of climb: 200 ft/min (1.0 m/s)
  • Wing loading: 7.30 lb/sq ft (35.6 kg/m2)

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Cliche, Andre: Ultralight Aircraft Shopper's Guide 8th Edition, page B-98. Cybair Limited Publishing, 2001. ISBN 0-9680628-1-4
  2. ^ SlipStream International (2009). "Models". Retrieved 10 February 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Purdy, Don: AeroCrafter - Homebuilt Aircraft Sourcebook, page 180-181. BAI Communications. ISBN 0-9636409-4-1
  4. ^ a b c d e f Bertrand, Noel; Rene Coulon; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2003-04, page 161. Pagefast Ltd, Lancaster OK, 2003. ISSN 1368-485X
  5. ^ a b c d Downey, Julia: 1999 Kit Aircraft Directory, Kitplanes, Volume 15, Number 12, December 1998, pages 52-53. Primedia Publications. ISSN 0891-1851
  6. ^ a b c d e f Downey, Julia: 2001 Kit Aircraft Directory, Kitplanes, Volume 17, Number 12, December 2000, page 74. Kitplanes Acquisition Company. ISSN 0891-1851
  7. ^ a b c d e f g Downey, Julia: 2002 Kit Aircraft Directory, Kitplanes, Volume 18, Number 12, December 2001, page 66, 67 and 85. Kitplanes Acquisition Company. ISSN 0891-1851
  8. ^ a b c d e Newby-Gonzalez, Tori: 2004 Kit Aircraft Directory, Kitplanes, Volume 20, Number 12, December 2003, page 78. Belvoir Publications. ISSN 0891-1851
  9. ^ a b c d Downey, Julia: 2005 Kit Aircraft Directory, Kitplanes, Volume 21, Number 12, December 2004, page 81. Belvoir Publications. ISSN 0891-1851
  10. ^ a b c d Vandermeullen, Richard: 2011 Kit Aircraft Buyer's Guide, Kitplanes, Volume 28, Number 12, December 2011, page 70. Belvoir Publications. ISSN 0891-1851
  11. ^ SlipStream, International (2009). "Revelation Powerplant Options". Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  12. ^ a b Tacke, Willi; Marino Boric; et al: World Directory of Light Aviation 2015-16, page 125. Flying Pages Europe SARL, 2015. ISSN 1368-485X
  13. ^ SlipStream international (2009). "Ultra Sport". Retrieved 10 February 2011. 
  14. ^ Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 119. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
  15. ^ SlipStream International (2009). "Revelation Specifications". Retrieved 11 February 2011. 

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