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Reality Easy Raider
Reality Easy Raider G-OESY  
The Reality Easy Raider is a development of the Flying K (later Sky Raider LLC) Sky Raider II, incorporating over 100 modifications.
Featuring a high wing with two tubular main, and two secondary bracing struts to each wing. Tailplane braced with twin wires above and twin rods below. Large fin fillet, compared with Sky Raider, enables sideslipping with cockpit doors in place. Wings fold for storage. Quoted build time 350 hours.
Flying controls are conventional and manual. Frise ailerons, cable actuated. Flight-adjustable tab in port tailplane. Horn-balanced tail surfaces. Slotted flaps, deflections 0, 15, 30 and 40°.
Fabric-covered 4130 chromoloy steel tube fuselage with composites engine cowling. Wing built on large diameter metal tube leading-edge/spar with wooden ribs, fabric covering and composites downturned wingtips.
The landing gear is tailwheel type; fixed. Rubber-in-tension shock-absorbers. Mainwheels 8.00-6 (4 ply); Matco steerable tailwheel. Optional floats or amphibious floats.
Two fuel tanks are fitted in the wings, total capacity 37.9 litres (10.0 US gallons; 8.3 Imp gallons) standard; 72 litres (19.0 US gallons; 15.8 Imp gallons) optional.
A tandem-seat ultralight kitbuilt, the prototype G-SRII (Rotax 503 engine) flew in 2001, and conforms to BCAR Section S. Kit fabrication is by Just Aircraft of USA, with which Reality holds joint design rights.
The Easy Raider 503 initial version has one 37.0 kW (49.6 hp) Rotax 503 DCDI-2V two-stroke engine driving a Powerfin FL370T three-blade, ground-adjustable pitch, composites propeller.
The Easy Raider J2.2 has one 59.7 kW (80 hp) Jabiru 2200 engine driving a two-blade Powerfin ground-adjustable pitch or two-blade Newton wooden propeller. The prototype G-OESY (c/n 0002) was built late in 2001.
The Easy Raider R100 with a BMW R100 four-stroke motorcycle engine driving a Powerfin two-blade, ground-adjustable pitch propeller, prototype G-SLIP (c/n 0004) was under construction in 2002.
Five were flying and five more under construction by July 2003.
Kit £9,898 excluding engine; or £12,563 (Rotax), £14,500 approx (BMW) or £16,298 (Jabiru), including engine, cowlings and propeller, excluding tax (2003).
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