- Aug 16, 2007
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Ted, It’s a pity I missed meeting up with you there. Thanks for the hand on the first day. Having finished the first week, I can thoroughly recommend the builder assist program. To get it from kit to finished (firewall aft and without panel) in 2 weeks is a great attraction of this process. Well worth the cost I’m my opinion.It's amazing how fast this aircraft goes together! I was very happy with the building environment, although sorry I was only able to be there on day one and wasn't able to connect with Dave. Can't wait for mine to start. Of course Nick just had to capture my "bald spot" while I there.....
So... you're saying our IQ is well over 200?Is an ejector seat available for the new temporary Australian model with the turbo so we can parachute to safety when our 250 mph LSA decides that our VNE has exceeded our IQ ?
The Arion Lightning is not an Ultralight, it’s an experimental aircraft. It was released as a LSA to meet that market but the latest XS model has a significantly higher mtow and Vne than the LSA version.The Vne is currently set at 180 knots with no balancing of the controls and the aircraft has been dive tested accordingly in that configuration to over 220 knots. The designer has indicated that with mass balancing of the controls, the aircraft is both structurally and aerodynamically capable of a 200 knot Vne, and likely probably more. An aeroelastic analysis of the structure was part of the design process to evaluate the flutter scenario.Is an ejector seat available for the new temporary Australian model with the turbo so we can parachute to safety when our 250 mph LSA decides that our VNE has exceeded our IQ ?
Kit cost US$36,000Just wondering - what do you estimate your fly away (including registration but not insurance) cost is going to be ???
Yes, I forgot the $11,000 Airmaster constant speed prop...Wow! If it all comes together you will have one hell of a big bang for the buck ,even though you did leave out a CS prop which will add a big chunk.
My guess, with conventional engine and CS prop will be north of $200,000, no idea what a turbine will set you back.