V-Lite Specifications

 

V-Lite

PERFORMANCE

Australian

European

USA

Never Exceed Speed (Vne) indicated

46

kts

85

km/hr

53

mph

Manoeuvring Speed (Va) indicated

34

kts

63

km/hr

39

mph

Cruise Speed @ MTOW

29

kts

54

km/hr

33

mph

Stall Speed @ MTOW

16

kts

33

km/hr

18

mph

Climb Rate(28 mph) @ MTOW 210kg

390

ft/min

2.0

m/sec

390

ft/min

Climb Rate (28 mph) @ 170kg

460

ft/min

2.3

m/sec

460

ft/min

Best Climb Speed

23

kts

43

km/hr

26

mph

Take off Distance to 15 mts or 50 feet- Note 1

125

m

125

m

410

ft

Land Distance @ MTOW from 15 mts- Note 1

210

m

210

m

689

ft

Descent Rate 28 mph @ MTOW - Note 3

360

ft/min

1.83

m/sec

360

ft/min

Glide Angle at 28 mph

6.84

:1

6.84

:1

6.84

:1

Fuel Tank Capacity - Note 3

10

lt

10

lt

2.6

gal

Typical Fuel Burn @ Cruise (MTOW)

2.9

lt/hr

2.9

lt/hr

0.8

gal/hr

Range @  Cruise

176

km

176

km

109

miles

NOTE 1: Take off and landing distances were measured from a short grass runway.

NOTE 2: Fuel consumption figures are included as a guide only. The consumption figures should not be used for planning purposes.

NOTE 3: Maximum usable fuel 9.5 Liters or 2.5 US Gal


DESIGN LOADS

Australian

European

USA
Max take off weight (MTOW) 177 kg 177 kg 390 Ibs
Max Base Weight F2T Wing (W susp) 152 kg 152 kg 335 lbs
Ultimate load @ MTOW +6g / -3g
Flight limits @ MTOW +4g / -0g
Total maximum pilot weight 100 kg 100 kg 220 lbs
Permitted range of pilot weight 50-110 kg 50-110 kg 110-220 lbs
Typical Empty Weight with (F2T 24kg) 69.5 kg 69.5 kg 153 lbs
Maximum empty weight (see note 3) 89 kg 89 kg 196 lbs
NOTE 3: Includes minimum fuel and 86kg pilot


DIMENSIONS

Australian

European

USA
Wing Span 10.1 m 10.1 m 33.1 ft
Wing Area 17.7 sq mts 17.7 sq mts 191 sq ft
Aspect Ratio 5.8
Wing Weight 25 kg 25 kg 55.1 lbs
Overall Height (Control Bar Fwd) 3.45 m 3.45 m 11.31 ft
Trike Width (to outside of wheels) 1.25 m 1.25 m 4.08 ft
Trike Length 2.23 m 2.23 m 7.30 ft
Wheel Track 1.16 m 1.16 m 3.79 ft
Wheel Base   m   m   ft
Trike Height 2.18 m 2.18 m 7.15 ft
Cockpit Width 0.54 m 0.54 m 1.77 ft
Wing  (Packed) Length 5.90 m 5.90 m 19.36 ft
Wing Length (Short Packed) 4.1 m 4.1 m 13.45 ft

POWER PLANT

MOTOR

PROPELLOR

Make Polini Propellor Helix
Model Thor 100 Type H30F 1.3m L-M-06-2
Power 20.5Hp Diameter 1.3m
Type 2 Stroke Pitch 6 deg 5cm from tip
Ignition System CDI    
No Cylinders 1    
Electric Start No    
Reduction Ratio 3:43:1