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A2 CZ Ellipse Spirit
 
 A2CZ-Ellipse-01
 
The Czech A2 CZ Ellipse Spirit was designed to comply with the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale ultralight aircraft rules. It features a cantilever low wing, a two seats in side-by-side configuration cockpit, tricycle landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration.
 
The aircraft of all-composite construction. Its 8.0 m (26.2 ft) span elliptical wing employs rounded wingtips and fixed slots in the outer portion of the wing and dive brakes. Optional fuel capacity is 100 litres (22 imp gal; 26 US gal) giving a range of 1,730 km (1,075 mi). The standard engine is the ULPower 260iS four-cylinder, four-stroke aircraft engine of 107 hp (80 kW) and other engines available include the 100 hp (75 kW) Rotax 912S and 912iS, plus the 100 hp (75 kW) Lycoming IO-233.
 
Designed and produced by A2 CZ and first flown in July 2011, the aircraft was introduced at the Aero show in 2011 and was supplied complete and ready to fly or as a kit for amateur construction. The unt cost was € 75,000 in 2011.
 
The basic fixed gear Ellipse was undergoing development in 2011 into a retractable gear version as well as versions for the US light-sport aircraft category.
 
Ellipse Spirit
Engine: 1 × ULPower 260iS, 80 kW (107 hp)
Wingspan: 8.00 m (26 ft 3 in)
Wing area: 8.48 sq.m (91.3 sq ft)
Empty weight: 272.5 kg (601 lb)
Gross weight: 472.5 kg (1,042 lb)
Fuel capacity: 100 litres (22 imp gal; 26 US gal)
Maximum speed: 280 km/h (170 mph, 150 kn)
Cruise speed: 250 km/h (160 mph, 130 kn)
Stall speed: 60 km/h (37 mph, 32 kn)
Rate of climb: 7.5 m/s (1,480 ft/min)
Crew: one
Capacity: one passenger
 
 
 
 


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