CZAW SportCruiser



An all-metal, low-wing, 100hp SportCruiser was priced at $65,000 (FOB Indiantown 2009) and burning around 4~4.5 gallons of auto gas per hour. It has American-designed, all-metal traditional construction and US-sourced materials and airframe components. All three SAW aircraft are designed to be easy to fly, with touchdown speeds in the high 20-knot range. Sport Aircraft Works, importer and distributor of the Czech Aircraft Works designs, completed all the certification work on time.
Named ‘SportCruiser’ it is designed and manufactured by Czech Aircraft Works.
The all-metal SportCruiser flew for the first time in 2005 and features a similar wing, main undercarriage and canopy arrangement as the CH601 XL. But with an all-new nose-wheel undercarriage, streamlined fuselage and swept-back tail arrangement, the SportCruiser is a deluxe low wing aircraft with superior performance.
The slow stall speed is achieved by electrically operated slotted flaps, with the ailerons and elevator being push-rod operated for better control response. The main gear consists of two composite gear legs (tried & proven on the CH601XL), equipped with toe operated differential hydraulic brakes.
The SportCruiser is fitted with the 100HP Rotax 912ULS engine and a Woodcomp propeller, either ground adjustable or electric constant speed. The Jabiru 3300 of 120 hp is optional.
The SportCruiser’s stall behaviour is consistant; with the aircraft buffeting strongly from the tail end before the stall and eventually breaking with a straight nose drop four times out of five. When a wing drop does occur, or is induced, the wing drop is to the right but only through 15 to 20 degrees. The wing starts flying again as soon as the nose has fallen through, even against full back stick.
Comments from people who have flown the SportCruiser are that it is a well mannered aircraft, positively stable about all axis, with nicely balanced controls.
The seating is very comfortable with room to accommodate tall people and long legs. With a very user friendly cockpit environment, this is a confidence-inspiring aircraft to fly, yet sparkling enough in its handling to satisfy the most sporting aviator.

With 10 new US registrations, the SportCruiser numbers 192 flying in the US in 2012. Base price 2012: $119,000.



Stall: 30 kt / 34 mph / 55 kmh
Cruise: 117 kt / 135 mph / 217 kmh
VNE: 139 kt / 160 mph / 258 kmh
Empty Weight: 720 lbs
MTOW Weight: 599 kg / 1320 lbs
TO run; 420 ft
Take-off distance (50ft obstacle): 700 ft / 213 m
Landing distance (50ft obstacle): 400 ft / 122 m
Fuel capacity: 30 USG
Endurance: 6.7 hr
Range: 650 nm
Stall: 34-42 kt
75% cruise: 109 kts
ROC: 980 fpm
Cockpit width: 46 in

CZAW SportCruiser
Engine:Rotax 912
Horsepower: 100@SL
TBO (hrs.): 2000
Fuel type: 100/100LL
Propeller type: FP/3-blade
Landing gear type: Tri./Fixed
Max ramp weight (lbs.):1320
Gross weight (lbs.): 1320
Landing weight (lbs.):1320
Empty weight, std. (lbs.): 765
Useful load, std. (lbs.): 555
Useful fuel, std. (gals.):30
Usable fuel (gals.): 37
Payload, full std. fuel (lbs.): 392
Wingspan: 28 ft. 9 in.
Overall length: 21 ft. 4 in.
Height: 6 ft. 5 in.
Wing area (sq. ft.):141.6
Wing loading (lbs./sq. ft.): 9.3
Power loading (lbs./hp.): 13.2
Wheel size (in.): 6.00 x 6
Seating capacity: 2
Cabin width (in.): 46.5
Cruise speed 75% power @ 8,000 ft.: 115  kt
Range (nm) 75% power: 575
Vso (kts.): 32
Best rate of climb (SL gph): 1200
Service ceiling (ft.): 20,000
Takeoff ground roll (ft.): 360
Landing ground roll (ft.): 400

Engine: Rotax, 100 hp
Wing span: 8.7m
Length: 6.5m
Wing area: 11.8 sq.m
Wing loading: 49 kg/sq.m
Empty weight; 307 kg
Gross weight: 544 kg
Cabin width: 1.14m
Fuel capacity: 2 x 56 lt
Load factor: +6  -4G
Take off: 100m
Landing; 100m
ROC: 1200 fpm
Stall: 26-29 kt
75% cruise: 110 kt
Vne: 140 kt
Range 75% no res: 700 nm
Endurance no res: 7 hr


SportCruiser SC3D
Engine: Rotax 912IS 100hp
Propeller: Ground adjustable (CSU available)
Wing span: 8.86 m
Wing area: 12.2 sq.m
Length: 6.5 m
Height: 2.3 m
Seating: 2 side by side
Cabin width: 1.24 m
Empty weight: 365 kg
Gross weight – LSA: 600 kg
Gross weight – Microlight: 544 kg
Fuel capacity: 120 L (2x 60 litre wing tanks)
Never exceed speed (Vne): 140 knots
Cruise speed: 115 knots
Stall speed (flaps): 27 knots
Stall speed (clean): 32 knots
Rate of climb: 1200 fpm (6.1 m/sec)
Take-off distance (grass): 130 m
Landing distance (grass): 150 m
Cruise duration: 8 hrs (no reserve)
Cruise range: 800 nm (no reserve)
Design loading: +4/-2 (ultimate +6/-6)