Vol Mediterrani VM-1 Esqual
The VM-1 Esqual is a two seat light plane manufactured in composite with high density PVC foam and Epoxy resins. Laminated in a mould and vacuum cured in an oven at constant controlled temperature and humidity.
The fuselage is monocoque. The safety reinforced cockpit has twin axle composite beams all around its frame. The low cantilever wing has positive changing flaps (as high lift devices). The wing structure has a composite sandwich skin with a main double “T” composite spar and an accessory spar near the trailing edge.
The cockpit seats are side by side. The rudder pedals are adjustable in flight. Electric operated flap and mechanical trim are standard, electric trim is an option. Independent ventilation openings are standard, a cabin heater is an option. The luggage compartment (with 50lts capacity) is located behind the seats and can be accessed during flight.
The landing gear of the Esqual has a classic tricycle gear which is made of 7175 T6 aluminium grade. The main gear legs are suspended in the main carry through beam together with the reinforced wing spar zone. The main wheels are equipped with independent hydraulic brakes for steering. The nose gear leg is supported in the engine mount and equipped with a free swivel nose wheel.
2009 Price: 75000 EURO
Engine: Rotax 912 ULS (100 HP)
Wing span: 9.10 m
Wing area: 9,0 m²
Length 6.08 m
Height 1.94 m
Empty Weight: 265 kg / 584 lbs
Maximum weight: 544 Kg
Fuel capacity: 2 x 50 lts
VNE: 173 kt / 199 mph / 320 kmh
Stall: 33 kt / 39 mph / 62 kmh
Cruise: 135 kt / 155 mph / 250 kmh
Climb Rate: 1800 ft/min / 9 m/s
Glide Ratio: 1:19
Take-off distance (50ft obstacle): 450 ft / 138 m
Landing distance (50ft obstacle): 660 ft / 200 m
Roll rate (45/45º) 2 sec
Cockpit width 110 cm