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Mainair marketed the Blade tandem two-seat flex-wing microlight in assembled form to BCAR S.
 
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Blade 582
 
By 1998 the 582 was the mainstream model, with a 462 or 503 available. The Rotax 912 was available on the most expensive model. The model includes carb heat, and was originally available as an export only, before being made availble for the UK market.
 
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Blade 912

 

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1998

 

Max speed: 75 mph
Cruise: 55 mph
Range: 200 sm
Rate of climb: 550 fpm
Takeoff dist: 220 ft
Landing dist: 200 ft
Service ceiling: 10,000 ft
Engine: Rotax 503, 46 hp
hp range: 46-65
Fuel capacity: 11.6 USG
Empty weight: 330 lb
Gross weight: 814 lb
Wing span: 36 ft
Wing area: 167 sq.ft
Seats: 2

 

Blade 582
Empty weight: 173 kg
Wing span: 10.4 m
Wing area: 15.6 sq.m
Fuel capacity: 44 lt
Certification: BCAR S
Engine: Rotax 582, 64 hp
MAUW: 390 kg
Seats: 2
Max speed: 140 kph
Cruise speed: 106 kph
Minimum speed: 48 kph
Climb rate: 4.2 m/s
Fuel consumption: 10 lt/hr
Price (1998): £12,340

 

Blade 912
Empty Weight: 195 kg / 430 lbs
Wing span: 10.60 m
Wing area: 15.6 sq.m
Fuel capacity: 44 lt
Certification: BCAR S
Engine: Rotax 912 UL, 80 hp
MTOW Weight: 390 kg / 860 lbs
Seats: 2
VNE: 88 kt / 101 mph / 163 kmh
Max speed: 145 kph
Cruise: 59 kt / 68 mph / 109 kmh
Minimum speed: 26 kt / 30 mph / 48 kph
Climb rate: 1000 ft/min / 5 m/s
Take-off distance (50ft obstacle): 460 ft / 140 m
Landing distance (50ft obstacle): 640 ft / 195 m
Fuel consumption: 9 lt/hr
Price (1998): £19,618

 

 

 

 

 

 


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