Come to the Telford show 2nd and 3rd December
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We are hopefully going to have production ready for early January 2015.
If you want a demonstration, please do not hesitate to contact Flylight."
The FoxCub is a ssdr flewing wing microlight featuring the compact rig system that allows the owner to be able to fold the wings and lower the overall height of the trike in minutes, as demonstrated at the Telford show.
At the time, we hadn't enabled the mechanism to allow the leading edges to break and fold whilst on the trike. This we have now done and to be honest, even we at Flylight were surprised at the relative ease to carry out a complete fold to enable the FoxCub to be loaded onto a small trailer and take home.
The FoxCub is essentially a 30% double surface, kingpostless wing with exposed cross tubes and a few well placed battens (5 per side) but, has a relatively taught sail for efficiency. The 8.5 meter span and 13 m2 gives very light handling that will pop a smile on the most dower of aviators. It was designed for fun and convienience as a priority.
With the Polini Thor 200 (29hp) and an 80kg pilot, it leapt into the air in a measured 20 meters off of 03 hard at Sywell and will launch in far less with the Polini Thor 250 (36hp).
Cruise is around the 38 - 40mph with a top speed of 58 - 60mph, climb looks like 800 ft/min with the Thor 200 and will be 1000+ ft/min with the Thor 250.
By the time you are reading this article, we should have the first production machine in and be well advanced to getting our demonstrator ready for flying.
So, if you are looking for a small, light, easy to rig and store package that is perfectly house trained and will snuggle up ionto the smallest of corners along side your's or anyone else's pets, give Flylight a shout. firstname.lastname@example.org tel: +44 (0)1604 494459 www.flylight.co.uk
The 2013 French Bivouac Tour has been completed. We managed a 500 mile circumnavigation of Paris and achieved one of our best ever flights.
We are now looking at September the 4th to the 14th for the 2014 Bivouac Tour, contact Ben@flylight.co.uk for more information.
19th August 2013
9th July 2013
The DragonChaser is up and flying and turning heads already.
The design brief was to produce a single seat, sub 115kg microlight that would be able to keep pace with more contemporary 2 seat designs but at a fraction of the cost. Initial flights show a speed range of 32mph (51kph) min to 75mph (120kph) max straight and level. Hands off trim is 55mph (89kph).
The Simonini Mini 2 Evo gives an 75kg pilot a climb rate of 700ft/min (3.5m/s). The 20 litre tank gives 3.5 hours duration with 30 minutes reserve, providing a still air range of 190 statute miles+ (305 kms+).
Thanks to some small improvements to the geometry between the wing and trike, we have improved the handling of the original Chaser making it more stable in turbulence, not that the original was bad. Turns are better coordinated with light, effortless response to any control input.
Not only is the DragonChaser more economical to operate than any 2 seat flexwing on the market it is also very compact even rigged and will fit into a very small space, reducing the cost of hangarage significantly. Being such a light weight, the aircraft can be trailered home and stored easily into a single car garage.
21st January 2013
Icarus Human Powered Aircraft Cup 2013
The Icarus Human Powered Aircraft Cup will be held at Sywell Aerodrome from the 19th of July to the 28th, 2013.
There should be a number of teams competing for the coverted title giving the spectator some spectacular sights of these beautiful creations floating across the airfield in the still morning and evening air.