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Howard Hughes Engineering Australian LightWing ALW Sport 2000 / GR

LightWing GR 912

The development of this two-seat aircraft began back in 1984 by Howard Hughes Engineering Pty Ltd with production underway in 1985 from Ballina in NSW. Flaps, brakes and instrumentation are fitted. Both VW and Rotax powered versions were available.

The 582 designation informs us that it is fitted with a Rotax 582, two-stroke engine and the -T tells us that it has a tricycle undercarriage.

The tailwheel version (the GR-912) and the nose-wheel version, the ALW SPORT 2000 are 2 seat high wing monoplane. Construction consists of a riveted alloy wing partly covered with aircraft fabric (part alloy) combined with a welded light weight steel fuselage also part composite, part fabric covered. The welded steel fuselage provides a high degree of protection in the event of an accident while the slow stall speed (35 kts) reduces momentum adding to safety.

Economical Cruise Speed is 75 kts for both aircraft and a maximum cruise speed is 85 kts. Range is a little over 3 hours with 2 wing mounted fuel tanks of 30 lt each.


Light Wing GR-582


ALW Sport 2000
Engine: Rotax 912, 80 hp
Wing span: 9.5 m
Wing area: 14.25 sq.m
MAUW: 480 kg
Empty weight: 300 kg
Fuel capacity: 2 x 31 lt
Max speed: 150 kph
Cruise speed: 140 kph
Minimum speed: 64 kph
Climb rate: 4 m/s
Certification: CASA
Seats: 2
Fuel consumption: 14 lt/hr
Price (1998): Aus$78,000
Undercarriage: Nose Wheel

GR 912-s
2 Seat Tail Wheel
Engine: Rotax 912.

GR 582
Engine: Rotax 582.
2 Seat High Wing

GR 582 Amphibious LightWing
Engine: Rotax 582.
2 Seats High Wing

GR 582 Float Plane
Engine: Rotax 582.
2 Seat

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