Sat, Jan 19, 2013
Stelio Frati's last design to become LSA Certified
By John Ylinen
Golden Avio made their first exhibit at the 2013 US Sport Aviation EXPO. It was the last plane designed by the legendary Italian designer Stelio Frati. With over 19 aircraft designed over his 91 year career, this has to be one of his best.
With many LSAs looking the same, this one is one of the most stunning aerodynamic lines.
The F30 has already been German certified LTF UL and it has already been produced as ADVANCED ULM. The airframe structure is completely made of aluminum and many details (engine mount, pedal, etc.) are made in titanium.
The F30 is powered by a Rotax 912 ULS. The fuel tank is placed in the aft section of the fuselage, which Golden Avio says is helps reduce the risk of explosion in an accident.
The company says the airplane has a MTOW of 1,039 pounds, with an empty weight of 636 pounds. It will take off in 492 feet and cruise at 108 knots. Full-flap stall speed is listed as 35 knots. The airplane will carry a touch over 21 gallons of fuel, and lists a range of 745 statute miles.
The interior is what you would expect of an Italian sports car. Golden Avio plans several levels of finish with prices ranging from $126,000 to $139,000.
Also: AUVSI XPO17 LIVE!, Steady Drone Sales, Drone v Shotgun... DJI’s new Phantom 4 Advanced offers a more powerful camera and more upgraded controls. The new upgrades the or>[...]
Also: State Pavilions at XPONENTIAL, MQ-8C Fire Scout, Puma UAS, Drone Bust Drones DO wind up in some of the most amazing places... As evidence by the Universities of Bristol and C>[...]
Also: Drone Power, Jerkwater Drone Regs, CBP, Wichita UAS Mtg, Cessna Accident, Co-Pilot SNAFU, Atlas Air-Polar Air Gulfstream’s super mid-size G280 recently completed two mi>[...]
"Without that drone we would not have found it and would have just been wandering around the bush." Source: New Zealand Police Sergeant Chris Turnbull, commenting on the use of a b>[...]
Aero Linx: The Collings Foundation The Collings Foundation is a non-profit, Educational Foundation (501(c)3), founded in 1979. The purpose of the Foundation is to organize and supp>[...]