Jabiru J200 and J400

TYPE : Four-seat kitbuilt.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Australia

PROGRAMME : Stretched development of Jabiru, described in previous entry. Prototype (19-3512), in ultralight configuration, first flew 16 March 2001. Maiden flight of first customer-built J200, 13 December 2001.

CURRENT VERSIONS : J200: Two-seat ultralight with same dimensions as J400. 200A has maximum allowable T-O weight; 200B limited to 544 kg (1,200 lb) to meet AUF ultralight rules.

J250 : Announced at Sun 'n' Fun, April 2002; meets FAA LSA kitbuilt rules. Wing span increased 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) to 9.75 m (32 ft 0 in) and area 3.89 m2 (41.9 sq ft) to 11.89 m2 (128.0 sq ft) to meet stall requirements of 44 kt (82 km/h; 51 mph) 'clean' and 39 kt (73 km/h; 45 mph] flaps down. Empty weight 326 kg (720 lb); MTOW 559 kg (1 232 lb).

J400 : Four-seat lightplane.

CUSTOMERS : 98 kits sold by April 2003. including exports to New Zealand, South Africa and the United States.

COSTS : Kit US$24,500 without engine; US$35,300 with engine (2002).

Data generally as for Jabiru Jabiru. except that below.

DESIGN FEATURES : Stretched fuselage with second pair of side windows. Wings of Jabiru LSA, with fuel in wings.

POWER PLANT : One 89.5 kW (120 hp) Jabiru 3300 flat-six. driving two-blade fixed-pitch propeller. Fuel capacity 100 litres (26.4 US gallons; 22.0 Imp gallons) in wings.

ACCOMMODATION : Four persons; or two, if flown to ultralight regulations.

DIMENSIONS EXTERNAL:
Wing span 8.10 m (26 ft 7 in)
Wing aspect ratio 8.2
Length overall 6.55 m (21 ft 53/4 in)
Height overall 2.20 m (7 ft 21/2 A in)
Tailplane span 2.66 m (8 ft 83/4 in)
Wheel track 1.80 m (5 ft 103/4 in)
Propeller diameter 1.52 m (5 ft 0 in)
DIMENSIONS INTERNAL:
Cabin: Max width 1.12 m (3 ft 8 in)
Max height 1.09 m (3 ft 7 in)
AREAS:
Wings gross 8.00m2 (86.1 sqft)
WEIGHTS AND LOADINGS:
Weight empty: J200A 300 kg (661 lb)
- J200B/J400 310 kg (683 lb)
Max T-O weight: J200B 544 kg (1,200 lb)
- J200A/J400 700 kg (1,543 lb)
Max wing loading: J200B 68.0 kg/m2 (13.92 lb/sq ft)
- J200A/J400 87.5 kg/m2 (17.92 lb/sq ft)
Max power loading: J200B 6.08 kg/kW (10.00 lb/hp)
- J200A/J400 7.82 kg/kW (12.86 lb/hp)
PERFORMANCE:
Never-exceed speed ( VNE ) 138 kt (255 km/h; 158 mph)
Max level speed 130 kt (240 km/h; 150 mph)
Cruising speed 120 kt (222 km/h; 138 mph)
Manoeuvring speed 90 kt (166 km/h; 103 mph)
Stalling speed, power off:
- flaps up: J200B 51 kt (94 km/h; 58 mph)
- J200A/J400 60kt (111 km/h; 69mph)
- flaps down: J200B 45 kt (83 km/h; 51 mph)
- J200A/J400 48 kt (88 km/h; 55 mph)
Max rate of climb at S/L: J200 457 m (1,500 ft)/min
Service ceiling: all 4,570 m (15,000 ft)
T-O and landing run 200 m (660 ft)
Range 520 n miles (963 km; 598 miles)
Endurance 4 h 25 min
g limits +3.8/-1.9
 

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