I ran my 582 at max RPM 6500 50 climb, 60 MPH cruise 2 people 70 cruise just me.
Figure only 55 HP on a 582 here at 5000 density altitude with a Aeros 14.5 Meter wing or 55hp/14.5 sq meter or 3.8 hp/square meter. This was in a pretty heavy trike and I feel at the lower edge of power for this sized wing. This would be 200 to 300 FPM climb fully loaded climbing at 50 MPH.
If you are at sea level, and running running a 582 trying to downsize to a 12.5 meter wing it would be 65HP/12.4 or 5.2 HP/sq meter so this should be in range.
We also have an 80 hp or 68 hp at this altitude waiting to test on a 12.5 meter wing = 5.5 HP/meter sq which we feel should be OK
Any other thoughts and actual experience about minimum sized wing for different engines will be helpful. It will help me draw up some ules of thumb on this subject
Apollo Trikes and Apollo gyroplane will be displayed at Paradise City (LP area) at Sun N' Fun on place# 12 through SilverLight Aviation (http://www.silverlightaviation.com). Delta Jet II will debut with the Cheval topless wing. Also see Apollo Gyro AG-1.
Come see us and take advantage of the specials.
Apollo Delta Jet-II Trike nicely loaded with tall windshield, 3/4 engine enclosure, nice roomy seats and headroom for back seat (built on the proven Monsoon structure), adjustable foot pedals and adjustable instructor pedals, MGL Extreme color EFIS, iPad Mini with LifeProof for navigation (buy your own app for nav), Radio, Flycom Helmet Set, Mode C Transponder, electric trim, 3-wheel hydraulic brakes and parking brake, 3-blade composite propeller, Cheval topless wing, Aveo Nav/Pos/Strobe LED lights and factory built as SLSA:
$67,350.00 (April and May delivery slots available for in stock items)
Options such as BRS and instructor set also available at reasonable cost.
Gyroplane: AG-1 with 912ULS with standard instruments and radio kit form:
Gyroplane: AG-1 with 914UL with standard instruments and radio kit form:
Builder's Assist available at extra cost.
Please see the LP area (Paradise City) map for reference below.
Planning to do a Triker's party on Thursday evening and will release details soon.
out The New Delta Jet 2 manufactured by SilverLight Aviation with
sales and service by Papa Tango Aviation.
The SilverLight Aviation Delta Jet 2 will be on display at Sun N
Fun, April 1-6 in Lakeland, Florida.
My first trike was a hang glider that I beefed up and rebuilt a “Bennett” trike undercarriage in 1981 with a single cylinder Solo engine, I think about 22 HP. Than the Cosmos with a Rotax 503 50 HP, than an Apollo Monsoon 582 with 65 HP, and now 2 Revo’s with 100 HP engines (the 912iS is for sale).
The Cosmos has “come back” to Reno/Carson after 4 years. One of my students bought it after it had 2 other owners. I flew it yesterday for the first time in 4 years. What a blast from the past. That little 503 purred like a kitten. I know everyone things bigger, heavier, more powerful, but the simple joy of flying a light, two stroke still is a kick. The wing is just as I remembered it. My Apollo Monsoon is still here as another student learns to fly and getting ready for solo.
Now there are all 3 generations here and it is fun to see my students loving my previous trikes. They all fly great and it is fun to still be flying them.
What are the important aspects of the 912iS that I should know?
The facility will have 1800 sq. feet of covered AC'ed space for engineering work stations and design work and the rest will be left open for assembly of Apollo trikes and builder's assist for gyroplane and new development.
We wish everyone here happy holidays and a blessed new year.
Is there anyone on trike pilot who has flown the new Mako 15 wing by Gibbo Gear. So far I have heard only things about it's handling and performance. But I would like to talk to someone who has experienced this wing for their first hand account.
I have saved up enough to buy a new wing, now I am just trying to do some in depth research.