TYPE: Single-seat ultralight kitbuilt.
PROGRAMME: Derived from Pioneer Flightstar II. Can conform to FAR Pt 103.
CURRENT VERSIONS: Spyder: Standard version, as described.
Formula: High-performance upgraded model with wider windscreen and cockpit doors for cold weather flying; now discontinued.
CUSTOMERS: Total of 112 kits sold, and 110 flying, by mid-2001.
COSTS: Spyder US$10,995 without engine (2003).
DESIGN FEATURES: Flightstar FS-I-2 aerofoil. Wings fold for storage and transportation. Optional BRS parachute recovery system.
FLYING CONTROLS: As Flightstar IISL.
STRUCTURE: As Flightstar IISL.
LANDING GEAR: As Flightstar IISL.
POWER PLANT: One 31.0 kW (41.6 hp) Rotax 447 UL-2V driving Tennessee two-blade or three-blade propeller. Options include 37.0 kW (49.6 hp) Rotax 503 UL-2V and 47.8 kW (64.1 hp) Rotax 582 UL. Standard fuel capacity 18.9 litres (5.0 US gallons; 4.2 Imp gallons); optionally 37.9 litres (10.0 US gallons; 8.3 Imp gallons).