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Eipper Aircraft Quicksilver GT

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Quicksilver GT


The Quicksilver GT was an entirely new concept from the Eipper company. Introduced in 1984 it was available in two versions. The 280C, a cable braced like all other Eipper ultralights while the 280S was strut braced. The double surface wings are tappered and have flaps and ailerons fitted. The two piece aluminium boom supports the pilot forward of the main plane in a sleek cockpit pod.Centre mounted yoke, rudder pedals, nosewheel steerable through rudder pedals.
The GT entered production in 1984.

GT
Engine: Rotax 277 (268 cc) 28 hp.
Static thrust: 220 lbs.
Empty wt: 275 lbs.
Wing span: 30’.
Wing area: 146 sq.ft.
Height: 7’10”.
Length: 20’4”.
Fuel cap; 5 USG.
Max wt: 520 lbs.
Stall: 27 mph.
Max speed: 58 mph.
Vne: 74 mph.
Climb rate: 600 fpm @ 39 mph.
Design limit: +4, -2g.
Glide ratio: 7-1.
Wing loading: 3.56 lbs/sq.ft.
Power loading: 18.57 lbs/hp.
Construction: Aluminium, Dacron.

GT280C

Engine: Rotax 277.
Prop: 152cm.
Wingspan: 9.14m.
Length: 6.2m.
Weight: 122.5 kg.
Fuel capacity: 19 ltr.
Econ cruise speed: 35 kts.
Stall: 24kts.
Construction time: 40 hrs.

GT280S
Engine: Rotax 277.
Prop: 152cm.
Wingspan: 9.14m.
Length: 6.2m.
Weight: 124 kg.
Fuel capacity: 19 ltr.
Econ cruise speed: 35 kts.
Stall: 24kts.
Construction time: 40 hrs.

 


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