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Pipistrel Virus

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The LSA Virus 912 is a cruise aircraft suited for cross-country flying and aero-clubs and training flights. Full composite construction, 12.4-meter wing span and a glide ratio of 1:24 put Virus alongside motorgliders, with features such as 4-stage flaperons, airbrakes, and a variable pitch propeller with feathering capability. Undercarriage can be tricycle (nose wheel) of tail-dragger type. The engine is the four-stroke Rotax 912.

Virus won the 2007 Personal Air Vehicle Challenge and the 2008 General Aviation Technology Challenge, both events sponsored by NASA.

The Virus equipped with a 12- or 10-meter wingpan. The 12-meter version is a touring motorglider, enabling you to switch off the engine and glide alongside ridges, while the 10-meter fits in every hangar and is faster and more maneouvrable.

The entire cabin area is encased with energy absorbing structures made from Kevlar fibre, and the Virus can also be equipped with the ballistic parachute rescue system.

The Virus meets even the strictest of the noise regulations. Technologies, including honeycomb techniques, are used to build the composites and metal alloys, including Titanium and Magnesium, which are used on parts of the aircraft. The Virus can be disassembled in 15 minutes with all the controls self-fitting.

The ventilated side-by-side cockpit has optional leather interior and adjustable rudder pedals. The choice of either a small or large instrument panel can make the cockpit feel like a glider or fully equipped long-range cruising aircraft.

2009 Price: 57900 EURO

 

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Pipistrel has delivered more than 1,000 aircraft worldwide and registered 7 Virus SW (Short Wing) aircraft in the US in 2012. All Virus models can be had as 51% EAB (Amateur-Built Experimental) kits (400 hours est.). 2014 Price: US$97,450

 

VIRUS 912
Engine: Rotax 912 UL, 80 hp at 5800 rpm
Propeller: Pipistrel VARIO
Wing span: 12,46 m
Length: 6,5 m
Height: 1,85 m
Wing area: 11,0 sq.m
Rudder area: 1,1 sq.m
Tail area: 1,63 sq.m
Aspect ratio: 13,1
Positive flaps: 9 deg,   18 deg
Negative flaps: 5 deg
Center of gravity: 20% - 38%
Empty weight: 284 kg
Max take off weight: 450kg  / 472.5kg / 544kg
Fuel tanks capacity: 2 x 30 l / 2 x 50 l
Useful fuel: 2 x 27 l / 2 x 45 l
Stall with flaps: 62 km/h
Stall without flaps: 72 km/h
Cruising speed (75% power): 225 km/h
Max. Horizontal speed: 240 km/h
Vne: 249 km/h
Max speed with airbrakes out: 160 km/h
Max speed with flaps down: 130 km/h
turbulence penetration speed Vb: 141 km/h
Best climb speed: 130 km/h
Max climb rate (450 kg): 6,2 m/sec
Best glide ratio speed: 110 km/h
Best glide: 1:24
Take off run (450 kg): 90 m
Service ceiling (450 kg): 8100 m
45° - 45° roll time: 3,1 sec
Fuel burn at cruise: 9,5 l/hour
Endurance: 5,7 hours
Range: 1280 km
Max load factor permitted: +4 g - 2 g
Design safety factors & tested: minumum 1.875
Seats: 2
Cockpit width: 44 in

VIRUS 912 SW 80
Engine: Rotax 912 UL, 80 hp at 5800 rpm
Propeller: Pipistrel VARIO
Wing span: 10,71 m
Length: 6,5 m
Height: 1,85 m
Wing area: 9,51 sq.m
Rudder area: 1,1 sq.m
Tail area: 1,08 sq.m
Aspect ratio: 11,3
Positive flaps: 9 deg,    19 deg
Negative flaps: 5 deg
Center of gravity: 25% - 37%
Empty weight: 287 kg
Max take off weight: 472.5 kg / 544 kg
Fuel tanks capacity: 2 x 50 l
Useful fuel: 2 x 47 l
Stall with flaps: 64 km/h
Stall without flaps: 79 km/h
Cruising speed (75% power): 246 km/h
Max. Horizontal speed: 264 km/h
Vne: 302 km/h
Max speed with airbrakes out: 205 km/h
Max speed with flaps down: 130 km/h
turbulence penetration speed Vb: 250 km/h
Best climb speed: 140 km/h
Max climb rate (450 kg): 6,1 m/sec
Best glide ratio speed: 118 km/h
Best glide: 1:17
Take off run (450 kg): 140 m
Take off over 15 m obstacle: 225 m
Service ceiling (450 kg): 6200 m
45° - 45° roll time: 1,6 sec
Fuel burn at cruise: 13,6 l/hour
Endurance: 6,9 hours
Range: 1650 km
Max load factor permitted: +4g  -2g
Design safety factors & tested: minumum 1.875
Seats: 2
Cockpit width: 44 in

VIRUS 912 SW 100
Engine: Rotax 912 ULS, 100 hp at 5800 rpm
Propeller: Variable pitch
Wing span: 10,71 m
Length: 6,5 m
Height: 1,85 m
Wing area: 9,51 sq.m
Rudder area: 1,1 sq.m
Tail area: 1,08 sq.m
Aspect ratio: 11,3
Positive flaps: 9 deg,    19 deg
Negative flaps: 5 deg
Center of gravity: 25% - 37%
Empty weight: 289 kg
Max take off weight: 472.5 kg / 544 kg
Fuel tanks capacity: 2 x 50 l
Useful fuel:  2 x 47 l
Stall with flaps: 64 km/h
Stall without flaps: 79 km/h
Cruising speed (75% power): 273 km/h
Max. Horizontal speed: 283 km/h
Vne: 302 km/h
Max speed with airbrakes out: 205 km/h
Max speed with flaps down: 130 km/h
turbulence penetration speed Vb: 250 km/h
Best climb speed: 140 km/h
Max climb rate (450 kg): 8,4 m/sec
Best glide ratio speed: 118 km/h
Best glide: 1:15
Take off run (450 kg): 95 m
Take off over 15 m obstacle: 175 m
Service ceiling (450 kg): 6800 m
45° - 45° roll time: 1,6 sec
Fuel burn at cruise: 17,8 l/hour
Endurance: 5,3 hours
Range: 1450 km
Max load factor permitted: +4g  -2g
Design safety factors & tested: minumum 1.875
Seats: 2
Cockpit width: 44 in

 

 


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