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By jeansyCraig from Classic Wings has kindly given us permission to host his,
The Optica, designed by John Edgley and built by Brooklands Aerospace, had an unusual configuration with a fully glazed forward cabin seating three across, reminiscent of an Alouette helicopter. Behind it was situated a Lycoming flat-six engine powering a ducted fan, twin boom cantilever tailplane with twin rudders and a high-mounted single elevator. The fixed tricycle undercarriage had the nosewheel offset to the left. The wings were unswept and untapered, and the aircraft was of a fairly standard all-metal construction with stressed aluminium skin. The aircraft's distinctive appearance led to it being known as the "bug-eye" in some popular reports.
Crew: One pilot
Capacity: 2 passengers
Length: 8.15 m (26 ft 9 in)
Wingspan: 12.0 m (39 ft 4 in)
Height: 2.31 m (7 ft 7 in)
Wing area: 15.8 m² (171 ft²)
Airfoil: NASA GA(W)-1
Empty weight: 948 kg (2,090 lb)
Useful load: 367 kg (810 lb)
Max. takeoff weight: 1,315 kg (2,900 lb)
Powerplant: 1 × Textron Lycoming IO-540-V4A5D flat six piston engine,
194 kW (200 hp)
Propellers: five bladed ducted fan propeller, 1 per engine
please visit his site for more excellent freeware models at http://www.classicwings.net
By martyAuthor : Marty
Seabird Aviation Australia Pty Ltd (SEABIRD) has designed, developed and certificated the SB7L-360 Seeker-2 (SEEKER), a multi-role utility aircraft so as to achieve optimum effectiveness, performance and safety in low level observation tasks. A result of thousands of hours of tough military patrol, surveillance and training operations, the Australian designed and manufactured SEEKER is now available for commercial and private use.
By JayKae[FIXED PROP TEXTURES]
The Jabiru has evolved from combining the best features of the SK & UL models. It comes with the standard SK wings but the with the longer UL fuselage. The longer tail boom results in more elevator and empennage authority, reducing the stall speed to 39 kts and increasing directional stability. The SP was developed for export markets such as Canada, South Africa and Chile where a 39 knot stall speed was required for ultralight or microlight operations. The aircraft are already flying in South Africa, Swaziland, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Chile. Gmax model by William Ortis www.lionheartcreations.com who granted us access very kindly to host this on OZx
The Jabiru SP cruises at 105 knots on 15 litres/hour, depending on the options selected.
Jabiru have increased the Maximum Take Off Weight (MTOW) for all their kitplane models from 450kg to 470kg using the 4cyl engine & 500kg using the 6cyl engine. All of the Jabiru kitplane models have been structurally tested to 8.5g.
All new UL & SP kitplanes delivered, will incorporate a new 65 litre low profile fuel tank which will increase the available storage space for baggage on top of the fuel tank & have a 85litre tank or wing tanks as an option.