EURO ALA JET FOX 97

TYPE: Side-by-side ultralight.

PROGRAMME: Earlier Jet Fox 91 first flown in 1991; 140 sold by 1993. Considerably improved Jet Fox 97 first flown 10 March 1997 and exhibited at Aero '97 at Friedrichshafen the following month. Jet Fox series certified in Germany 1993; France and Belgium in 1995 and Israel in 2001.
In January 2003 the company revealed that it was working on a new Jet Fox with wider cabin, new door opening system and aluminium wings with Fowler flaps, giving a cruise speed approaching 108 kt (200 km/h; 124 mph). Estimated first flight date given as end of 2003.

CUSTOMERS: Total of 135 built by the end of 2002, including remanufactured Jet Fox 91s. Ten sold in USA in 2002.

COSTS: US$43,100 with Rotax 912UL; US$43,900 with Rotax 912UL-S (both 2003).

DESIGN FEATURES: Considerably refined version of earlier design, but bears structural resemblance to Fox-C22; fully faired fuselage and engine; flaps. Wings rapidly detachable for transport.

FLYING CONTROLS: Conventional and manual. Flight-adjustable elevator trim.

STRUCTURE: Alloy tube and steel fuselage frame with composites shell; Dacron-covered aluminium wings and tail surfaces; glass fibre and carbon fibre for landing gear.

LANDING GEAR: Fixed tricycle type. Mainwheels 4.00-6. Cable-operated disc brakes. Steerable nosewheel, size 4.00-4. Speed fairings optional.

POWER PLANT: One 47.8 kW (64.1 hp) Rotax 582 UL two-stroke or 59.6 kW (79.9 hp) Rotax 912 UL four-stroke engine, driving a two-blade GT wooden propeller; 73.5 kW (98.6 hp) Rotax 912 UL-S also available. Single fuel tank behind seats, capacity 59 litres (15.6 US gallons; 13.0 Imp gallons).

EQUIPMENT: Optional ballistic parachute.

 

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