Quad City Ultralight Aircraft Corporation has announced its Challenger Light Sport XS 50 and XL 65. The XS 50 is optimized as an economical, go-fast airplane for wheels and skis. The cruise speed is increased to 95 mph thanks to a 26-foot clip wing and streamlining features. Power is from a 52 hp Rotax 503. Its gross weight is 960 pounds, and it comes standard with a 10-gallon fuselage tank.
The XL 65 is a high-power, high-lift aircraft for amphibious floats, heavy loads and high density altitudes. It sports a 29.5-foot midsize wing, a power package with 30% more thrust, new landing gear and standard 20-gallon wing tanks to allow a gross weight increase to 1060 pounds. It is powered by a 65-hp Rotax 582.
Price for the XS-50 is $26,874, and the XL-65 is $31, 864. The company is offering a 10% discount on kit purchases at AirVenture.
For more information, visit www.quadcitychallenger.com.