|Role||Two seat ultralight/kitbuilt|
|National origin||Czech Republic|
|Manufacturer||UL-Jih Sedláĉek Spol s.r.o.|
|First flight||16 February 2002|
|Number built||at least six by 2005|
E80: €62,500 (2010)
E100: €83,300 (flyaway price, 2010)
Design and Development
The first version of the Evolution, originally designed by Jaroslav Sedláĉek of the Czech company UL-Jih was marketed by WD Flugzeugleichtbau of Germany as the Dallach D.5 Evolution with series production starting in 2002. UL-Jih fabricated both this model and the earlier D.4 Fascination and claimed sole production and marketing rights to both when WD Flugzeugleichtbau ceased trading in 2005, though those rights are challenged by Swiss Light Aircraft AG who build their own versions.
The Evolution is an all-composite aircraft, which uses the same cantilever wings, control surfaces and empennage as the Fascination but has a high-wing configuration, rather than the latter's low wing. The wing is of trapezoidal plan, with ailerons that have external balance trim tabs and sealed nosegaps. Inboard, there are electrically operated Fowler flaps. The fuselage becomes slender towards the tail, where the trapezoidal tailplane is set at mid-height, the elevators having a small cutout for rudder movement. The fin is swept but the rudder has vertical edges; it extends to the bottom of the fuselage. The underwing cabin seats two in side-by-side configuration, with access via glazed side doors. The Evolution has a retractable tricycle undercarriage; all three legs retract rearwards into the fuselage, on which they are mounted. A ballistic recovery parachute is available as an option.
- Rotax 912UL engine.
- Rotax 912ULS engine.
Data from Jane's All the World's Aircraft 2011/12
- Capacity: two
- Length: 6.98 m (22 ft 11 in)
- Wingspan: 9.00 m (29 ft 6 in)
- Height: 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in)
- Wing area: 10.76 m2 (115.8 sq ft) gross
- Empty weight: 305 kg (672 lb)
- Max takeoff weight: 472.5 kg (1,042 lb)
- Fuel capacity: 120 L (31.7 US gal; 26.4 Imp gal)
- Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 912ULS Four cylinder four stroke, air- and water-cooled, 73.5 kW (98.6 hp) geared down 1.43:1
- Propellers: 3-bladed Rospeller constant speed
- Maximum speed: 290 km/h (180 mph; 157 kn)
- Cruising speed: 270 km/h (168 mph; 146 kn)
- Stall speed: 65 km/h (40 mph; 35 kn) flaps extended
- Range: 1,400 km (870 mi; 756 nmi) with maximum fuel
- Service ceiling: 4,570 m (14,993 ft)
- g limits: +4.0/-2.0
- Rate of climb: 8.5 m/s (1,670 ft/min) maximum at sea level