Just Aircraft Escapade
The Escapade has been developed to meet the demand for a two place side-by-side dual control (individual stick controls) aircraft that can be used for training as well as recreation.
The Fuselage, tail and landing gear are manufactured from 4130 Chrome-moly steel.
The original Escapade earned the United Kingdom’s BCAR (British Civil Aviation Requirement) Section S structural – and flight – test standards.
The wings fold in under 2 minutes with no disconnecting of any controls or control surfaces. The Escapade can be configured with tailwheel or tricycle landing gear with the ability to swap from one to the other in about 1 hour.
The Escapade has been through UK Section S static testing certification requirements and flight-testing certification requirements. The Escapade can be installed with any power plants in the weight range of the Jabiru 2200 or Rotax 912/914. Jabiru Pacific can provide from the firewall forward.
The Escapade and Highlander share considerable structural elements including the chrome-moly fuselage frame, wing airfoil construction, and engine compartment.
Using the same basic fuselage for both planes means they both have a huge luggage capacity that extends to the tail. The planes can handle a 6’7”+ frame and 300lb+ people. With sliding seats and 44” of elbow room.
Both planes can be flown with the doors off or the doors and windows open, although a heater can be installed for frigid conditions.
The planes are available as complete ready to assemble kits which take about 600 – 700 hours to complete. Or you may choose various stages of assembly based upon your time demands and pocket book. Some choose to have the factory finish the wings and cover the fuselage which cuts the build time in half. There is also the option of “Build Assist” where for a monthly fee the owner may assemble the plane in the factory with company experts on hand for assistance. Those desiring a complete build ready to fly option will find this also available.
This would be SLSA certified if desired.
Escapade LSA 2010 Kit Price: US$20,250
The Escapade and Highlander can be installed with any power plants in the weight range of the Rotax 503 up to the Rotax 914 or Jabiru 2200 up to the Jabiru 3300.
Lanitz Escapade Two
Engine: Rotax 912, 80 hp
Cabin Width: 44 in
Wing Span: 28' 6"
Wing Area: 108 sq.ft
Empty Weight: 615 lbs
Gross Weight: 1320
Useable Load: 705
Flight Load Factor: +4 -2 G
Vne (never exceed speed): 130 mph
Cruise speed @ 75% power: 110 mph
Vso (full flap) at Gross Weight: 27 mph
Vs (clean) at Gross Weight: 32 mph
Climb Rate (sea level @ gross): 880 ft/min
Take off Distance Ground Roll: 300 ft
Landing Distance Ground Roll: 300 ft
Fuel Capacity: 18 USgal
Engine: Jabiru 2200 85 hp
Wingspan: 28' 6"
Empty weight: 620 lb
MTOW: 1320 lb
Useful load: 700 lb
Cruise 75%: 110 mph
2010 Kit Price: US$20,250
Engine: Rotax 912S, 100 hp
Wing Span: 28’6”
Wingarea: 108 sq.ft.
Mean Cord: 45”
Length Folded: 19’2”
Width Folded: 7’ 11.5”
Number of Seats: 2
Number of Doors: 2
Landing Gear: Tricycle or Tail Wheel
Gear Width: 72”
Fuel Capacity: 18 or 26 USGallons (24 useable)
VNE: 130 mph
Cruise: 110 mph
Stall With Flaps 40 deg: 27 mph
Stall Clean: 32 mph
Take off Roll: 300 ft
Take off Distance to 50 ft: 800 ft
Ground Roll: 300 ft
Landing Distance from 50 ft: 1000 ft
Climb Rate: 880 fpm
Gross weight: 1320 lbs
Empty weight: 615 lbs
Useful Load: 705 lbs
Load Limit Factors: +4 g’s –2 g’s