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Gull 2000


Mark Beierle designed a stall and spin resistant aircraft with  responsive ailerons provide roll control throughout a stall.


Of all metal construction, the Thunder Gull 2000 and Odyssey models maintain the same control. All of the Earthstar Aircraft models are fun cross-country machines and have been flown from coast-to-coast many times.


Flight tested to a G loading of +5.9 and -3 and are designed to +6 and -4 yield. The ultralight model has been certified to meet the FAA FAR-103 requirements. VNE for all models is 120 mph.


Options include engine, instruments, propeller, side windows, and parachute.


Available as a kit or ready to fly.


All kits can be registered Experimental LSA.


The Thunder Gull J first flew in March 1987.


The two seat Thunder Gull JT2 had removable wings and first flew in June 1989.


The Soaring Gull has a cantilevered removable wing. The wingspan is 8 feet longer than the Thunder Gull J. The Soaring Gull first flew in November 1993. The Soaring Gull was avalable in kit form (and also as a finished product) at US $10,580.


The Odyssey first flew in April 1995 and features staggered, side-by-side seating to provide more useable cockpit space.

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Odessey
 
 

Gull 2000 Single Seat
Engine Used; Hirth F33
HP/HP Range; 28/25-52
Top Speed; 63 mph
VNE: 55 kt / 63 mph / 101 kmh
Cruise Speed; 55 kt / 63 mph / 101 kmh
Stall Speed; 23 kt / 27 mph / 43 kmh
Range; 165 mph
Rate of Climb; 700 fpm / 4 m/s
Glide Ratio: 12:1
Take-Off Distance; 125 ft
Landing Distance; 75 ft
Take-off distance (50ft obstacle): 250 ft / 76 m
Landing distance (50ft obstacle): 200 ft / 61 m
Service Ceiling; 14,000 ft
Lift/Drag Ratio; 11.8
Fuel Capacity; 5 gal
Fuel Consumption; 1.7 gph
Empty Weight; 112 kg / 248 lbs
MTOW Weight: 249 kg / 550 lbs
Height; 5 ft 3 in
Length; 18 ft 3 in
Wing Span; 20 ft
Wing Area; 95 sq ft
Cockpit width: 27 in
Building Time; 150 hrs

Soaring Gull
Engine: Rotax 277, 26 hp.
HP range: 25-52.
Speed max: 63 mph.
Cruise: 55 mph.
Range: 180 sm.
Stall: 23 mph.
ROC: 850 fpm.
Take-off dist: 115 ft.
Landing dist: 70 ft.
Service ceiling: 16,000 ft.
Fuel cap: 5 USG.
Weight empty: 254 lbs.
Gross: 550 lbs.
Height: 5.25 ft.
Length: 17.58 ft.
Wing span: 28 ft.
Wing area: 133 sq.ft.
Seats: 1.
Landing gear: nose wheel.
Glide ratio: 16:1.

Soaring Gull 2000 Single Seat
Top Speed; 63 mph
Cruise Speed; 63 mph
Stall Speed; 26 mph
Range; 180 mph
Rate of Climb; 850 fpm
Take-Off Distance; 115 ft
Landing Distance; 70 ft
Service Ceiling; 16,000 ft
Lift/Drag Ratio; 16.1
Engine Used; Hirth F33
HP/HP Range; 28/25-52
Fuel Capacity; 5 gal
Fuel Consumption; 1.7 gph
Empty Weight; 254 lb
Gross Weight; 550 lb
Height; 5 ft 3 in
Length; 18 ft 3 in
Wing Span; 28 ft
Wing Area; 133 sq ft
Building Time; 150 hrs

Odyssey Two Seat Side-by-Side

Engine Used; HKS 700 E
HP Range; 60-100 hp
VNE: 104 kt / 120 mph / 193 kmh
Top Speed; 87 mph
Cruise: 76 kt / 87 mph / 140 kmh
Stall: 32 kt / 37 mph / 60 kmh
Range; 348 miles
Rate of Climb; 900 fpm / 5 m/s
Take-off distance (50ft obstacle): 200 ft / 61 m
Landing distance (50ft obstacle): 175 ft / 53 m
Service Ceiling; 15,500 ft
Lift/Drag Ratio; 11.1
Fuel Capacity; 10 USgal
Fuel Consumption; 2.5 gph
Empty weight: 209 kg / 460 lbs
MTOW Weight: 454 kg / 1000 lbs
Height; 5 ft 6 in
Length; 18 ft 3 in
Wing Span; 26 ft
Wing Area; 124 sq ft
Seats: 2
Glide Ratio: 11:1
Cockpit width: 41 in
Building Time; 300 hrs
Landing gear: nose wheel

Thunder Gull J
Engine: Rotax 277, 26 hp.
HP range: 26-52.
Speed max: 63 mph.
Cruise: 55 mph.
Range: 165 sm.
Stall: 25 mph.
ROC: 700 fpm.
Take-off dist: 125 ft.
Landing dist: 75 ft.
Service ceiling: 14,000 ft.
Fuel cap: 5 USG.
Weight empty: 252 lbs.
Gross: 550 lbs.
Height: 5.25 ft.
Length: 17.25 ft.
Wing span: 17.58 ft.
Wing area: 95 sq.ft.
Seats: 1.
Landing gear: nose wheel.

Thunder Gull JT2
Engine: Rotax 503, 52 hp.
HP range: 52-80.
Speed max: 87 mph.
Cruise: 87 mph.
Range: 275 sm.
Stall: 34 mph.
ROC: 800 fpm.
Take-off dist: 200 ft.
Landing dist: 175 ft.
Service ceiling: 14,500 ft.
Fuel cap: 10 USG.
Weight empty: 398 lbs.
Gross: 850 lbs.
Height: 5.25 ft.
Length: 17.58 ft.
Wing span: 24 ft.
Wing area: 114 sq.ft.
Seats: 2.
Landing gear: nose wheel.

Thunder Gull Odyssey
Engine: Rotax 503, 52 hp.
HP range: 40-80.
Speed max: 87 mph.
Cruise: 87 mph.
Range: 300 sm.
Stall: 34 mph.
ROC: 900 fpm.
Take-off dist: 200 ft.
Landing dist: 175 ft.
Service ceiling: 15,500 ft.
Fuel cap: 10 USG.
Weight empty: 420 lbs.
Gross: 1000 lbs.
Height: 5.92 ft.
Length: 18 ft.
Wing span: 26 ft.
Wing area: 124 sq.ft.
Seats: 2.
Landing gear: nose wheel.

 

Odyssey
Engine: Rotax 503, 52 hp
Wing span: 7.92 m
Wing area: 11.53 sq.m
MAUW: 453 kg
Empty weight: 190 kg
Fuel capacity: 38 lt
Seats: 2
Max speed: 140 kph
Cruise speed: 140 kph
Minimum speed: 54 kph
Climb rate: 4.5 m/s
Fuel consumption: 10 lt/hr
Kit price (1998): US$14,900

 

 

 

 

 


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