Aviasud Industries AE-206 Mistral
Ultraleger Industria Aeronáutica Ltda Mistral
The Aviasud AE-206 Mistral was designed by Francois Goethals and Bernard d'Otreppe and developed by Aviasud Engineering in Fréjus, France, was flown first in 1985. A three-axis, tricycle landing gear, microlight biplane powered by a Rotax 532 engine, the Mistral is a side-by-side two-seated ULM (Ultra Light Motorised aircraft) with forward swept wings.
Manufactured by Aviasud Industries in Fréjus, France, the first delivery took place in April 1986. Over two hundred have been built in France. The Mistral was manufactured in Brasil under licence by Ultraleger Industria Aeronáutica Ltda. The Mistral remained in production by Ultraleger until 2004. Their Mistral B and C were powered by a 65 hp 2 cylinder, 2 stroke liquid cooled Rotax 582 UL-DCDI engine.
On 4 May 1987 a Mistral was flown to the geographic North Pole by Nicolas Hulot.
Following the closure of Aviasud, the Mistral was built by Aeriane circa 1998. Almost entirely built in composites, the entire lower wing acts as ailerons.
Stall: 35 kt / 40 mph / 65 kmh
Cruise: 72 kt / 83 mph / 133 kmh
VNE: 89 kt / 103 mph / 165 kmh
Empty Weight: 215 kg / 474 lbs
MTOW Weight: 390 kg / 860 lbs
Climb Ratio: 600 ft/min / 3,85 m/s
Glide Ratio: 10,8
Take-off distance (50ft obstacle): 620 ft / 190 m
Landing distance (50ft obstacle): 1100 ft / 335 m
Empty weight: 215 kg
Wing span: 9.4 m
Wing area: 16.4 sq.m
Fuel capacity: 60 lt
Engine: Rotax 582, 64 hp
MAUW: 390 kg
Max speed: 160 kph
Cruise speed: 133 kph
Minimum speed: 60 kph
Climb rate: 3.85 m/s
Fuel consumption: 15 lt/hr