Paradise Aircraft P-1
The Paradise P-1 complies with all aspects of the Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) ASTM standards, that specify the design and performance requirements of the two types of LSA aircraft. Special Light Sport Aircraft (SLSA) and Experimental Light Sport Aircraft (ELSA). Easy to service and maintain and if registered as an E-LSA can have even the annual inspection made by the owner. 2009 Price: US$108300
The P-1 is constructed using 4130 steel tube frame welded and is covered with aviation grade aluminum. Powered by a 100 HP Rotax 912 ULS, it offers short field take off and landing performance, with excellent climbing rate and cruise speed. The cowling can be removed by one person making it easy to access every component for inspection and maintenance
It is a high wing, two seat, side by side aircraft similar to a Cessna 150, but that is where the similarity ends.
The combination of its wing design and large moving horizontal tail (stabilator) produces a very gentle yet stable aircraft with a good stall characteristic. This, coupled with the ruggedness of its landing gear, dual control system, and a wide range of optional, makes it an excellent trainer. Taxiing is easy with the pedal steered nose gear and large hydraulic brake system.
The large cabin width (43.3 inches), panel mounted yoke, unhindered floor space providing lots of leg room, with, the standard leather upholstery can accommodate two large occupants in plush comfort.
The behind the seat baggage space (largest of its category), with 75 lbs of load capacity and over 18 cubic ft of available space can carry a lot of luggage, including 2 golf bags plus a cooler or perhaps your fishing and camping gear. No hotel, remove the seat, place a sleeping bag for a 6 ft + person to sleep in comfort.
The inherent "nose down" level flight characteristic, offers a superb ahead and all around visibility.
2009 Paradise P-1
Engine: Rotax 912 ULS, 100 hp
Propeller: 3-blade Warp Drive
Gross weight: 599 kg / 1320 lb
Empty weight, std: 370 kg / 815 lb
Useful load, std: 505 lb
Usable fuel, std: 26 USG
Vne: 125 kt
Best rate of climb, SL, two passengers: 800 fpm / 4 m/s
Best rate of climb, SL, one passenger: 1000 fpm
Max cruise speed: 105 kt
Stall: 35 kt / 40 mph / 64 kmh
Range: 630 nm
Takeoff ground roll, one passenger: 260 ft
Landing over 50 ft. obstacle: 760 ft
Glide Ratio: 13/1