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Kappa KP 2 Sova / Rapid KP 2



In 1994 the development of the all-metal UL aircraft KP-2U SOVA was started. Three prototypes were built: two for the test flights and one for the strength tests. The first test flight of the SOVA was done in May 1996. In September 1997 the aircraft obtained the type certificate by the UL-2 regulations from the Air Amateur Association of the Czech republic.

In June 1977, KAPPA77 a.s. was founded and the KP-2U entered serial production. After the KAPPA 77 a.s. was declared bankruptcy on 16 February 2005, the company Jihlavan airplanes, s.r.o. was founded on 2 March 2005 with the main objective – to proceed in the production of the ultralight aircraft KP 2U SOVA. On 1 April 2005, the Jihlavan airplanes, s.r.o. became the holder of the manufacture rights, intellectual properties, etc. of the KP-2U. Over 160 airplanes of the Kappa KP-2U versions were built. After Jihlavan took over the production of the aircraft it was renamed as the Rapid KP-2U.

The Kappa KP-2UR Sova is a side-by-side two-seat low-wing ultralight aeroplane, featuring variable-pitch three blade composite prop, retractable trailing link tricycle undercarriage and fowler flaps.

The all-metal aircraft is delivered in airworthy condition, with electro-retractable landing gear with hydraulic brakes, mechanically controlled Fowler flaps, removable wings with winglets, dual control and an elevator with electro-controlled trim tab. Both fabric-covered seats are adjustable, with four-point safety belts.
2009 Price: 49000 EURO




The KP 2V SOVA structure is entirely riveted dural tube. The side by side two seater is equipped with retractable undercarriage and Fowler flaps with a GAW 1 profile.



Engine: Rotax, 100 hp.
Fuel cap: 64 lt.
Range nil res: 500 mile.
Stall: 26 kt / 30 mph / 48 kmh
Cruise: 113 kt / 130 mph / 210 kmh
VNE: 140 kt / 162 mph / 260 kmh
Empty Weight: 282 kg / 622 lbs
MTOW Weight: 450 kg / 992 lbs
Climb Ratio: 1300 ft/min / 6.5 m/s
Take-off distance (50ft obstacle): 330 ft / 100 m
Landing distance (50ft obstacle): 460 ft / 140 m

Engine: Rotax, 100 hp.
Fuel cap: 64 lt.
Range nil res: 500 mile.
Stall: 26 kt / 30 mph / 48 kmh
Cruise: 108 kt / 124 mph / 200 kmh
VNE: 143 kt / 165 mph / 265 kmh
Empty Weight: 285 kg / 628 lbs
MTOW Weight: 450 kg / 992 lbs


Engine: Rotax 912 UL, 80 hp
Wing span: 9.9 m
Wing area: 11.85 sq.m
MAUW: 450 kg
Empty weight: 260 kg
Fuel capacity: 64 lt
Max speed: 260 kph
Cruise speed: 185 kph
Minimum speed: 48 kph
Climb rate: 6.5 m/s
Certification: Cz
Seats: 2
Fuel consumption: 12 lt/hr
Price (1998): 100 000 DM





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