TYPE: Tandem-seat ultralight/kitbuilt.

PROGRAMME: First flown 1997. Initial development of Russo Savage was undertaken in Italy, with parts being manufactured in Czech Republic; entire operation now undertaken in Czech Republic; Czech type approval being sought in late 2003. Available in both ready to fly and kit form.

COSTS: Kit US$17,800; ready-to-fly US$38,918 (2003).

DESIGN FEATURES: Based on Piper J3 Cub; wings fold for storage and transportation. Quoted build time 350 hours.

FLYING CONTROLS: Conventional. Manually operated three-position flaps (maximum 35o). Manual trim in elevator.

STRUCTURE: Fuselage of 4130 welded steel; two-spar wings of 6061-T6 anodised aluminium; all fabric-covered.
Wing section NACA 4412.

LANDING GEAR: Tailwheel type; fixed. Bungee suspension, castoring tailwheel. Hydraulic brakes. Tundra tyres can be fitted for rough-ground operations.

POWER PLANT: One 73.5 kW (98.6 hp) Rotax 912 ULS driving a two-blade wooden propeller. Fuel capacity 68 litres (18.0 US gallons; 15.0 Imp gallons) in two welded aluminium tanks in wingroots.


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