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AV Leichtflugzeuge Vagabund


Leicht-Vagabund

 

The AV Leichtflugzeuge Vagabund (English: Vagabond) is a German ultralight aircraft that was designed by Birk Meier, Hans Grannemann and Robert Kaps and produced by AV Leichtflugzeuge of Haren, Germany. The aircraft is supplied as a kit or plans for amateur construction or as a complete ready-to-fly-aircraft.

The Vagabund was designed to comply with the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale microlight rules. It features a strut-braced biplane layout, a two-seats-in-tandem open cockpit, fixed conventional landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration. The aircraft closely resembles the 1930s Bücker Bü 131.

The aircraft is made from wood, with its flying surfaces covered in doped aircraft fabric. Its 7.55 m (24.8 ft) span wing employs ailerons on the lower wing only. The aircraft can use engines from 50 to 85 hp (37 to 63 kW) and the 80 hp (60 kW) Rotax 912UL, the 85 hp (63 kW) Jabiru 2200 and the 75 hp (56 kW) Limbach L2000 Volkswagen air-cooled engine have been fitted along with automotive conversions such as the Nissan 1.2 litre engine.

Unit cost assembled in 2011 was €48,900.

 

Engine: 1 × Jabiru 2200, 63 kW (85 hp)
Propellers: 2-bladed wooden
Wingspan: 7.55 m (24 ft 9 in)
Wing area: 18.2 sq.m (196 sq ft)
Empty weight: 114 kg (252 lb)
Gross weight: 450 kg (992 lb)
Fuel capacity: 50 litres (11 imp gal; 13 US gal)
Maximum speed: 140 km/h (87 mph; 76 kn)
Cruising speed: 115 km/h (71 mph; 62 kn)
Stall speed: 59 km/h (37 mph; 32 kn)
Rate of climb: 3 m/s (590 ft/min)
Wing loading: 24.73 kg/m2 (5.07 lb/sq ft)
Crew: one
Capacity: one passenger

 

 


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