Louit Cougar

TYPE: Tandem-seat ultralight.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France

PROGRAMME: Mockup displayed at Paris in June 2003, at which time a prototype was reportedly flying.

DESIGN FEATURES: Optimised for training and patrol, civil and military, operating from unprepared strips. Low, constant-chord wing and swcptback tail surfaces. Wings fold for storage or transport.

FLYING CONTROLS: Conventional and manual.

STRUCTURE: Metal wing with composites flaps, ailerons and tips. Tubular metal fuselage frame with composites skin. Metal tailplane with composites elevator; metal fin and composites rudder.

LANDING GEAR: Tricycle type; fixed. Main wheels 15x6.00-6; nosewheel 13x5.00-6.

POWER PLANT: One 73.5 kW (98.6 hp) Rotax 912 flat-tour driving an Arplast Ecoprop three-blade propeller. Fuel tanks in wings, combined capacity 95 litres (25.1 US gallons; 20.9 Imp gallons).

AVIONICS: Single screen (103 x 80 ram; 4 x 3lA in) FMS, plus GPS.

EQUIPMENT: Ballistic parachute.

DIMENSIONS, EXTERNAL: Not announced
WEIGHTS AND LOADINGS:
- Max T-O weight 472.5 kg (1,041 lb)
PERFORMANCE:
- Max cruising speed 108 kt (200km/h; 124 mph)
- Stalling speed 33 kt (61 km/h; 38 mph)
- Max rate of climb at S/L 610 m (2,000 ft)/min
- T-O run 85 m (280 ft)
- Landing run 100 m (330 ft)
- Endurance 7h
 

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