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Airborne Affordable Flyers 06.06.24: 200th ALTO, Rotax SB, Risen 916iSV

Also: uAvionix AV-Link, Does Simming Make Better Pilots?, World Games, AMA National Fun Fly

Czech sportplane manufacturer Direct Fly has finished delivering its 200th ALTO NG, the latest iteration of their 600-kg sportplane. 

The Alto was previously offered as the Alto 912 TG model, sporting some light tweaks and changes for improved stiffness and durability. The Rotax folks have published a Service Bulletin after issues were noted that may affect all R915i and R916i series engines. Rotax operators have reported occasional, isolated, cases a momentary slipping of the overload clutch -- which may lead to a slight exceedance of the maximum rpm limit, followed by the engine rpm quickly normalizing. In perusing over 1,000 variations of sport aircraft for the current SportPlane Resource Guide, a few designs definitely catch the eye. One of the most startling of these is an all-composite, V-Tail machine that appears to offer an extraordinarily low drag coefficient, along with a big bubble canopy and wide side-by-side seating. The Risen 915i SV has now been upgraded to the Risen 916i SV. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!

Airborne Affordable Flyers 05.16.24 is chock full of sport aviation info in this Special Episode, Thursday, May 16th, 2024... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Holland Lee. Holland is supported by ANN Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, as well as ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell. This episode covers:

  • Direct Fly Delivers 200th ALTO LSA  
  • Rotax Publishes Service Bulletin For ALL 915i and 916i Engines
  • Risen 916iSV Heading For Oshkosh -- The Hard Way
  • uAvionix AV-Link Receives FAA Approval 
  • Does Simming Make a Better Student Pilot?
  • World Games to Include Drone Racing
  • 2024 AMA National Fun Fly Barely A Month Away

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