M&D Flugzeugbau AVo 60 Samburo / AVo 68 Samburo
The M&D Flugzeugbau AVo 68 Samburo is a two-seat motor glider, first designed and manufactured in Austriaby Alpla.The aircraft is of typical motorglider configuration, with a tractor propeller and long, tapering wings. As originally designed, it also had a sailplane-like undercarriage consisting of a single mainwheel and a steerable tailwheel; however, later versions have a fixed taildragger undercarriage with two spatted mainwheels. The pilot and passenger sit side by side.
First flown in1977, 16 had been built by end of that year. Later versions have fixed taildragger undercarriage with two spatted mainwheels.
With numerous design changes - including modern Rotax engines, state-of-the-art avionics, and aerotow capabilities, it was in production by the M&D Flugzeugbau company in Germany in 2011.
AVo 60 Samburo
The initial prototype powered by a 60 PS (44 kW) Limbach engine.
AVo 68 Samburo
Production aircraft powered by 68 PS (50 kW) Limbach engines.
AVo 68-R 115
Engine: 1 × Rotax 914F, 85 kW (115 hp)
Wingspan: 16.68 m (54 ft 9 in)
Length: 8.05 m (26 ft 5 in)
Height: 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Wing area: 20.7 m2 (223 ft2)
Aspect ratio: 13.6:1
Empty weight: 550 kg (1,212 lb)
Gross weight: 750 kg (1,543 lb)
Maximum speed: 215 km/h (134 mph)
Range: 1000 km (623 miles)
Maximum glide ratio: 25:1
Rate of climb: 6.0 m/s (1,180 ft/min)
Rate of sink: 1.15 m/s (226 ft/min)
Crew: one pilot
Capacity: one passenger