The Airplane Factory of South Africa displayed its two-place kit Sling LSA at AirVenture. This is a metal-construction aircraft, with power from a 100-hp Rotax 912ULS engine. Some may recall the Sling from a round-the-world-in-40-days flight the company owners took in it in 2009. The kit version is the same as the SLSA version, with completely harmonized controls and 800+ n.m. range. It can be certified as an ELSA or Experimental/Amateur-Built depending on owner preference. Each kit comes with a full set of instructions and builder’s log.
Composite landing gear
Sliding bubble canopy for increased visibility
Stressed skin semi-monocoque construction
Optional complete airframe emergency parachute
Rotax 912 100-hp engine
MGL glass cockpit
44-inch wide cockpit
77-pound baggage capacity
39 U.S. gallon fuel tanks
Full dual controls
The wingspan is 30 feet, fuselage measures 18.9 feet, overall width is 3.7 feet, and overall height is 8.2 feet. The prop is a Warp Drive 70-inch, three-blade composite unit. Standard empty weight is 796 pounds, and max useful load is 524 pounds.
For more information, photos and complete specifications, visit www.airplanefactory.com.