Urban Air Samba
|Urban Air Samba|
|Samba XXL of 2008 at Sun n'Fun Lakeland Florida in April 2009|
|Role||Two-seat composite light monoplane|
|National origin||Czech Republic|
|Manufacturer||Urban Air SPO
|Status||currently in production|
|Primary user||private owners|
|Number built||circa 80 by 2009|
|Developed from||Urban Air Lambada|
The Urban Air Samba is a Czech designed and built light aircraft of the 1990s which incorporates composite construction and which is still in series production in 2009.
Urban Air SPO designed and built their first model, the two-seat side-by-side Urban Air UFM-13 Lambada, which first flew in 1996. From their original model, they developed the UFM-10 Samba which was of similar overall design, using all-composite construction. The wings were reduced in span and a conventional tail unit was incorporated in place of the 'T' layout of the Lambada. The earlier tailwheel undercarriage was replaced by a fixed tricycle layout.
The Samba XXL is a further development, introduced in 2003, with a modified fuselage providing a larger and repositioned cockpit canopy, modified engine cowling and a more streamlined tail unit.
- Airo 5
- Licensed version produced by Airo Aviation, Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone, United Arab Emirates.
Specifications (Samba XXL)
Data from pilotmix.com
- Crew: 1
- Capacity: 1 passenger
- Empty weight: 584 lb (265 kg)
- Gross weight: 1,041 lb (472 kg)
- Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 912 ULS, 80 hp (60 kW)
- Cruise speed: 137 mph ( km/h)
- Stall speed: 40 mph ( km/h)
- Maximum glide ratio: 18:1
- Rate of climb: 1,400 ft/min ( m/s)
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