Swiss Excellence Risen

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Risen
Swiss Excellence Risen.jpg
Role Ultralight aircraft
National origin Switzerland
Manufacturer Swiss Excellence Airplanes
Designer Alberto Porto
First flight 2012
Introduction 2015
Status In production
Produced mid-2015-present
Unit cost
US$215,000

The Swiss Excellence Risen is a Swiss two-seat in side-by-side configuration, low wing ultralight aircraft, designed by Italian-Argentine aeronautical engineer Alberto Porto and produced by Swiss Excellence Airplanes. The aircraft was introduced at the 2015 AERO Friedrichshafen show.[1] It is supplied ready-to-fly.[2][3]

Design and development[edit]

The prototype was completed in 2012 and tested over the next three years before being publicly shown in 2015.[2][4][5][6] The design entered production in mid-2015.[3]

The aircraft has a glass cockpit, motorized canopy, autopilot, retractable landing gear and a ballistic parachute. The main structure is made from carbon fibre. Available engines are 75 kW (100 hp) Rotax 912 ULS and Rotax 912 iS and the 86 kW (115 hp) Rotax 914 turbocharged powerplant.[2]

Operational history[edit]

In 2016 the design set an FAI Class R (Microlights and paramotors) world speed record for absolute speed of 323.82 km/h (201 mph) with a standard Rotax 912 engine.[7] For this record the pilot Alberto Porto, who is also the CEO of Swiss Excellence Airplanes, received an Oscar from VFR Magazine[8] and the De la Vaulx Medal by the FAI.[9]

Variants[edit]

Swiss Excellence Risen
Model with retractable landing gear[1]
Swiss Excellence Siren
Model with fixed landing gear and revised cockpit arrangement.[10][11]

Specifications (Risen)[edit]

Data from manufacturer[2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Length: 6.8 m (22 ft 4 in)
  • Wingspan: 9 m (29 ft 6 in)
  • Empty weight: 297 kg (655 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 472.5 kg (1,042 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: two 43 l (11 US gal; 9.5 imp gal) fuel tanks
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 912 ULS 4-cylinder horizontally-opposed air-cooled piston engine, 75 kW (100 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 315 km/h (196 mph, 170 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 290 km/h (180 mph, 160 kn)
  • Stall speed: 55 km/h (34 mph, 30 kn)
  • Range: 2,360 km (1,470 mi, 1,270 nmi)
  • g limits: +5.5 g / -3.5 g

Avionics

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "AERO 2015 – Interview with ALBERTO PORTO – Swiss-Excellence-Airplanes - FlyEurope.tv". flyeurope.tv. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d "Risen - Swiss Excellence Airplanes".
  3. ^ a b Tacke, Willi; Marino Boric; et al: World Directory of Light Aviation 2015-16, page 79. Flying Pages Europe SARL, 2015. ISSN 1368-485X
  4. ^ "AERO-Premiere der Extraklasse: Risen: Top-UL aus der Schweiz". aerokurier.de. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  5. ^ "SWISS ULTRALIGHT WILL CRUISE AT 160 KNOTS". Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Risen Ultra-Light Aircraft, Switzerland". Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Fai Record File". fai.org. Archived from the original on 10 November 2016. Retrieved 10 November 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  8. ^ http://vsaviation.it/2016/06/29/pavullo-gli-oscar-vfr/
  9. ^ Carrera, Faustine. "Prestigious FAI Awards presented for 2016". fai.org. Archived from the original on 10 November 2016. Retrieved 10 November 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  10. ^ "Du Risen au Siren – aeroVFR". Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  11. ^ "AERO 2016: Swiss Excellence Airplanes: Auf Risen folgt Siren". Retrieved 10 November 2016.

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