Slip Stream International Genesis
Originally designed and prototyped in 1992, the Genesis is a two-place, roomy, side-by-side aircraft for a 2009. Available with a choice of dual yoke controls or center stick, and equipped with the standard Rotax 582, in solo configuration take-off roll is 100 feet, with a 250 foot landing roll and a climb rate of 1,000 fpm. The Genesis base 2009 Price also included dual 10-gallon wing tanks to provide for four hours endurance.
Optional are "Shark Series" amphibious floats. Computer designed to reduce drag and to provide for rapid hydroplaning, the "Shark Series" floats are built to withstand impacts in excess of 3,000 lbs. per square inch and are rated for up to 1,600 lbs.
With an average empty weight of 565 lbs., the Genesis equipped with the standard Rotax 582 has a useful load of 635 lbs. With any of the larger optional powerplants, and the gross weight capability increases to 1400 lbs., providing for a larger useful load. The HD option has a "beefed up" airframe capable of safely carrying up to 1600 lbs. and a useful load envelope of over 800 lbs.
The Genesis typically will take about 400 hours to complete. All of the welding and fabrication is done before the kits leaves the factory, and the manuals are written with step by step instructions, and numerous photos, illustrations and CAD drawings.
The Genesis airframe sold for US$11,073 in 2009, and includes all of the flight surfaces, fuselage, fiberglass enclosure, landing gear, wheels and tires, control system and doors. Among the options are custom hydraulic brakes, cabin heating, floats, wheel pants, strut fairings, complete instruments packages, and finishing systems.
A complete Genesis aircraft, ready to fly, typically runs from $21,000 to $32,000, depending on your powerplant and choice of options.
Stall: 41 kt / 47 mph / 76 kmh
Cruise: 87 kt / 100 mph / 161 kmh
VNE: 104 kt / 120 mph / 193 kmh
Empty Weight: 295 kg / 650 lbs
MTOW Weight: 590 kg / 1300 lbs
Climb Ratio: 800 ft/min / 4 m/s
Take-off distance: 350 ft / 107 m