Flyitalia MD3 Rider
Flyitalia MD-3 has all-metal semi-monocoque airframe, primary glued and riveted from aluminum alloy sheets by blind rivets. This design enables longer life and easy maintenance without great skills.Rider is the first own design of Flyitalia s.r.l., but not the first one from MD-3 creators.
Fuselage cockpit cage is welded from steel tubes. Its basic structure has firewall, engine mounting hinges and front wheel bracket in the front, doors and main gear hinges on its sides and instrument panel frame and seats brackets in the middle. Rear fuselage is riveted from aluminum alloy sheets with integral fin and tail hinges in the rear. Side canopy doors hinged on the front enable great view and easy access.
Composite engine cowling and rear part of the canopy fairing create natural aerodynamic shape without usual square corners. All metal wings with simple aerodynamically shaped strut and efficient MS(1)-0313 airfoil with-beam pressed ribs and integral fuel tanks 72 or 100 liters. Ailerons and large flaps with 15deg and 42deg deflection are hinged on rear help-beam. Large aerodynamically shaped wingtips increase wing efficiency.
Classic type all-metal tail has symmetrical NACA 12% profile. Elevator has electrically controlled trim-tab as a standard.Full dual control with classic joysticks and pedals for both pilots. Flap lever, trim lever and throttle are placed on the central column.Elevator and ailerons are controlled by rods, rudder is controlled by wires in plastic tubes. Flaps are controlled by electric actuator placed in the cockpit ceiling.Wings can be (optional) quickly folded to the tail and horizontal tail surfaces can be dismounted for transportation or storage.Instrument panel with central engine instruments and drivers panel, full cockpit upholstery with adjustable seats.Tricycle type landing gear, with steerable 13x4" nose wheel, composite legs of main undercarriage and front wheel leg and fork welded from steel tubes. 14x4" main wheels have hydraulic disc brakes, controlled by lever on the central column.
Standard version uses pushing throttle and choke, there is prepared twin throttle version and level throttle version with peculiar styling.
Air diffuser from automobile industry, standard middle communication panel for radio, GPS map and FLYdat.
Negative swept wing brings greater outside view, to enjoy cross-country flying.
Base price 2008: US$99,995
Engine: Rotax 912 ULS, 100hp
Wing span: 8.50 m
Wing area: 9.50 sq.m
Length: 5.70 m
Height: 2.30 m
Gross weight: 1267.2 lb / 480 kg
Empty weight, std: 654 lb / 277 kg
MTOW: 450 kg
Useful load, std: 612 lb
Payload, full std. fuel (lbs.): 456
Useable fuel: 25 Usgals / 70 lt
Vne: 270 kph
Top speed: 240 kph
Cruise 75% pwr: 210 kph
Max cruise speed: 113 kt
Stall clean: 82 kph
Stall flaps: 62 kph
Best rate of climb, SL: 1200 fpm / 7m/sec
Max range: 1000 km
Takeoff distance: 396 ft
Landing distance: 578 ft
Max load factor: +4/-2G