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Rainbow Cheetah XLS

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The Cheetah is the versatile 3-axis Microlight from Rainbow Aircraft, manufactured completely in South Africa.

Rated and tested to 560kg +6 -4g Wide range of engines and accessories available. The Cheetah has been approved by South African CAA for full PPL training and hour-building towards CPL.

The R&D team has been working on a Jabiru powered Cheetah. The first Cheetah with a Jabiru 80HP engine has performed its first test flight.

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Engine: Rotax 582/99 UL, 65 hp
Gearbox reduction: 3.47 : 1
Propeller: 2 or 3 Blade
Fuel Consumption (at 80%): 14.5 l/hr
Wing span: 9600 mm
Wing Area: 13.25 sq.m
Chord: 1380 mm
Aspect Ratio: 7.01
Aircraft Length: 5670 mm
Aircraft Height (at Wing): 1900 mm
Empty Weight: 248 kg
Gross Weight: 560 kg
Useful Load: 312 kg
Load Factors: +6g  -4g
Cockpit Height: 1370 mm
Cockpit Width: 1200 mm
Seats: 2
Luggage Compartment: 2 x 25 lt (max 35kg)
Fuel Capacity: 100L / 26gal
100L / 26gal
100L / 26gal
Doors (optional): 2
Take Off roll: 100 m
Landing Ground Roll: 120 m
Rate of Climb: 700 ft/min
Service Ceiling: 12000 ft asl
Max crosswind component: 32 mph
Cruise Speed (at 65%): 75 mph
Maximum level Speed: 100 mph
Max Speed (VNE): 125 mph
Glide Ratio: 10 : 1
Power Off Stall (with No flaps): 40 mph
Power Off Stall (with flaps): 35 mph
Roll Rate: 3 sec 45/45
Endurance (with reserve): 6.5 hrs
Range (with reserve): 500 miles

Engine: Rotax 912 UL, 80 hp
Gearbox reduction: 2.27 : 1
Propeller: 2 or 3 Blade
Fuel Consumption (at 80%): 12 l/hr
Wing span: 9600 mm
Wing Area: 13.25 sq.m
Chord: 1380 mm
Aspect Ratio: 7.01
Aircraft Length: 5670 mm
Aircraft Height (at Wing): 1900 mm
Empty Weight: 272 kg
Gross Weight: 560 kg
Useful Load: 288 kg
Load Factors: +6g  -4g
Cockpit Height: 1370 mm
Cockpit Width: 1200 mm
Seats: 2
Luggage Compartment: 2 x 25 lt (max 35kg)
Fuel Capacity: 100L / 26gal
100L / 26gal
100L / 26gal
Doors (optional): 2
Take Off roll: 100 m
Landing Ground Roll: 100 m
Rate of Climb: 730 ft/min
Service Ceiling: 12000 ft asl
Max crosswind component: 32 mph
Cruise Speed (at 65%): 90 mph
Maximum level Speed: 105 mph
Max Speed (VNE): 125 mph
Glide Ratio: 10 : 1
Power Off Stall (with No flaps): 40 mph
Power Off Stall (with flaps): 35 mph
Roll Rate: 3 sec 45/45
Endurance (with reserve): 7.5 hrs
Range (with reserve): 670 miles

Engine: Rotax 912s ULS, 100 hp
Gearbox reduction: 2.27 : 1
Propeller: 2 or 3 Blade
Fuel Consumption (at 80%): 13 l/hr
Wing span: 9600 mm
Wing Area: 13.25 sq.m
Chord: 1380 mm
Aspect Ratio: 7.01
Aircraft Length: 5670 mm
Aircraft Height (at Wing): 1900 mm
Empty Weight: 274 kg
Gross Weight: 560 kg
Useful Load: 286 kg
Load Factors: +6g  -4g
Cockpit Height: 1370 mm
Cockpit Width: 1200 mm
Seats: 2
Luggage Compartment: 2 x 25 lt (max 35kg)
Fuel Capacity: 100L / 26gal
100L / 26gal
100L / 26gal
Doors (optional): 2
Take Off roll: 80 m
Landing Ground Roll: 100 m
Rate of Climb: 900 ft/min
Service Ceiling: 14000 ft asl
Max crosswind component: 32 mph
Cruise Speed (at 65%): 100 mph
Maximum level Speed: 110 mph
Max Speed (VNE): 125 mph
Glide Ratio: 10 : 1
Power Off Stall (with No flaps): 40 mph
Power Off Stall (with flaps): 35 mph
Roll Rate: 3 sec 45/45
Endurance (with reserve): 7.0 hrs
Range (with reserve): 700 miles

 

 


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