KLS SUA-7

TYPE: Utility kitbuilt.

PROGRAMME: Designation indicates 'seven-seat sport utility airplane'. Prototype, registered N3061L, exhibited at Sun 'n' Fun, Lakeland, Florida, April 2003; had not then flown.

COSTS: US$300,000 (2003).

DESIGN FEATURES: High wing braced to lower fuselage by single streamline strut each side. Two upper surface fences and downswept tips on each mainplane. Sweptback fin with fillet.

FLYING CONTROLS: Conventional and manual.

STRUCTURE: Generally of composites.

LANDING GEAR: Tricycle type; fixed. Spring steel cantilever mainwheel legs and steerable nosewheel.

POWER PLANT: One 298 kW (400 hp) Chevrolet 502 motorcar engine.

ACCOMMODATION: Seven persons, including pilot(s).

All data are provisional

DIMENSIONS, EXTERNAL:  
Wing span 13.00 m (41 ft 4 in)
Length overall 10.52 m (34 ft 6 in)
Height overall 4.06 m (13 ft 4 in)
AREAS:  
Wings, gross 18.02 m2 (194,0 sq ft)
WEIGHTS AND LOADINGS:  
Weight empty 1,361 kg (3,000 lb)
Max T-O weight 2,358 kg (5,200 lb)
Max wing loading 129,3 kg/m2 (26,80 lb/sq ft)
Max power loading 7,91 kg/kW (13,00 lb/hp)
PERFORMANCE:  
Max level speed at S/L 171 kt (317 km/h; 197 mph)
Cruising speed at 75% power 155 kt (286 km/h; 178 mph)
Stalling speed, power off, flaps down 49 kt (91 km/h; 56 mph)
Max rate of climb at S/L 366 m (1,200 ft) /min
Service ceiling 3,050 m (10,000 ft)
T-O to 15 m (50 ft) 662 m (2,170 ft)
Landing from 15 m (50 ft) 488 m (1,600 ft)
Landing run 244 m (800 ft)

 

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