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XTS-912(with Streak 3)

XTC-912(with Cruze)

Merlin Wing Performance

Wing Colour Picker

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XT-912 Tourer

The pinnacle of Airborne's microlight development

If you are looking for a brilliantly designed microlight with exceptional engineering then look no further.

Step into the XT-912 Tourer and you will see why its the best selling four stroke microlight in the world. The handling of Airborne wings is renowned throughout the microlight industry and your choice of either the Streak-3 or Cruze wing will not disappoint. The Streak-3 is the faster of the two wings with a hands off trim speed of 56-60 knots compared to the Cruze with a trim speed of 47-52 knots.

The Rotax 912 80HP is the flagship engine of the industry. With it’s exceptional reliability and 80 horses it delivers ample power for the lift efficient Streak-3 and Cruze wings. The fuel efficient four stroke engine coupled with the large capacity 70 litre fuel tank makes for a potential range of 702 kilometres (436 miles).

The 912-XT Tourer offers a level of comfort to the pilot and passenger rarely seen and a must during long cross country flights. The optional dual rear disc brakes deliver exceptional stopping power for tight landing fields. The Skydat GX2 glass panel digital instrument is state of the art and features full engine and flight management readouts. The XT-912 Tourer is undoubtedly the ultimate cross country microlight.


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The XT can be set up easily by one person. The mast folds independently of the motor. A gas strut is used to help lift the wing onto the trike base and requires little effort.
High quality Fournales oleopneumatic rear shock absorbers are used on the rear. On the front again high quality double action adjustable shock absorbers. The XT now comes standard with carby heating.

The wide rear 6 inch wheels remain a feature as with our other models but the wheel pants/spats have been redesigned and include an integrated aerodynamic fin. The XT-912 comes standard with the new Streak 3 wing. PX 20 mylar is used on the leading edge. This cloth is only available in white with a black cross weave, it is UV resistant (within reason) and is easy to keep clean.

There are two undersurface panels on the Streak and Cruze wings and these can be coloured, use our colour picker to make up your own combination. The battens are enclosed within the trailing edge making the wing look super clean and low drag. The batten ends are designed so they are extremely easy to load and can be individually tensioned to make wing tuning a breeze. Setting up a Streak 3 is a one person operation as with all Airborne wings. Attaching the wing to the trike base is also a simple one person operation, the wing is lifted with the aid of a gas strut on the trike base.

The Streak 3 and Cruze look the part with low drag faired control frame, kingpost and CNC milled control bar corners. The trimmer control allows for easy operation and adjusts the trim speed by 10 knots.With state of the art design and many years of flexwing design influence we believe you will find Airborne wings have the best all round handling and performance on the market today. But don't take our word for it test fly and compare yourself.

The fuel tank holds 72 litres giving the pilot enough airtime for extensive cross country or circuit work. The tank is especially designed for the XT and helps to give the aircraft it's aerodynamic lines. The CNC milled mast capture has allowed an efficient means of attaching the engine mounts, the shock absorbers and the seat frame. The mast is held in place by this part which has been milled out of solid 6061 grade aluminium. This method of manufacturing allows for very strong and light weight components to be used.

The park brake is standard on the XT. We have also added a neoprene cover over the wheel hole in the fairing. This stops cold air flowing into the cockpit and help reduce drag.

Lifting the Streak 3 onto the XT base is simple and a one person operation. The mast is lowered, the wing connected and a gas strut helps you lift the wing. You can even use a strut to keep the wing in the half down position to allow for access into low hangers.

The seat frame has been widened but we have kept to our standard style of seat which has proved to be one of the more comfortable trike seats available. The cockpit has a tall windscreen for improved wind deflection and the cockpit is cut away at the sides to allow for easier pilot access. Seat fabric is a high grade outdoor marine fabric.

Instrument layout and angle allows the pilot to easily monitor engine and flight management. GX2 instrumentation is standard on the XT. Checkout the specs on this superb instrument below.

The dash and centre console allows for aditional instrumentation such as GPS and radio intercom. An option to consider is the factory fitted Microair VHF radio and Lynx interface with duelheadsets and Icaro helmets.

Ask anyone who has flown the Rotax 912 and you will get an enthusiastic response. This 912 is reliable, It runs smoothly and quietly and uses around 8-12 litres of fuel per hour. With the 72 litre (19 US gallon) fuel tank a cruise speed of 55-60 knots the XT is a true cross country microlight. This reliable Rotax 912 delivers a smooth 80 HP to our new beautifully crafted 3 blade composite propeller with CNC milled hub. People ask why we don't use the 912S and the answer is simple, the S engine will only give you slightly better climb and not more airspeed. The Streak 3 wing is efficient and we don't feel that you need anymore climb performance than what the XT delivers.

The SKYDAT GX2 is an avionics instrument of the newest generation.
It combines an entire range of flight and engine management instrumentation. The ASI operates with an automatic changeover of scales (low and high). A visual common and individual alarm is provided to attract the attention of the pilot if an important engine parameter is exceeded.

For more info on Skydat GX2 visit:

Standard features

* Rotax 912 UL engine
* Streak 3 Wing
* Carby Heating
* Electric Start
* Ceramic coated Exhaust
* Bolly 3 Blade Propeller
* Skydat GX2 digital instrumentation
* Cockpit, Wheel Pants, Centre Console and Soft Sides
* Steering Dampner
* Dual Steering
* Fully upholstered custom seating
* 72 Litre Fuel Tank (19 gallon)
* Tested to 6G positive and 3 G negative
* Civil Aviation Safety Authority approved

Note: Check the comparison chart and the accessories list to see what other options are available for the XT.


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