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Evektor-Aerotechnik EuroStar
 

The SportStar and EuroStar are a family of a two-seat, light sport aircraft, manufactured by Evektor-Aerotechnik of the Czech Republic and powered by a Rotax 912ULS, 100 horsepower (75 kW) engine.

The SportStar was the first approved Special Light Sport Aircraft and was named "S-LSA Aircraft of the Year" by AeroNews Network.

Design and development

The SportStar is an all-metal design made from anodized, corrosion-proofed aluminum. The airframe uses a pop-riveted and bonded construction, which the company claims will improve fatigue characteristics and result in a longer service life. The company also claims this construction technique results in better crashworthiness, the elimination of rivet zippering in an accident and quieter in-flight noise levels due to the elimination of oil-canning and flexing.

The SportStar was designed for towing sailplanes up to 1544 lbs (700 kg) gross weight and for towing banners up to 1479 sq ft (140 m2).

Variants

  • EuroStar SL
    Model for the European ultralight category, with a gross weight of 1,041 lb (472 kg)
  • EuroStar SLW
    Model for the European ultralight category, with a gross weight of 1,041 lb (472 kg)
  • SportStar
    Initial model
  • SportStar SL
    Improved model
  • SportStar MAX
    Version for the US light-sport aircraft market with a gross weight of 1,320 lb (599 kg)

Specifications (EuroStar SL)

(Data from EVEKTOR-AEROTECHNIK a.s. website - June 2012)

Dimensions & Performance

Length: 5.98 m / 17 ft 7.5 in
Height: 2.48 m / 8 ft 1.6 in
Wing span: 8.15 m / 26 ft 9 in
Cabin width: 1.18 m / 46.5 in
Empty weight (basic a/c): 276 kg / 609 lb
Max take-off weight (MTOW with ballistic recovery system installed): 472.5 kg / 1 041 lb*
Max. baggage: 15 kg / 33 lb
Design load factors: +6 / - 3 g / +6 / - 3 g
Operation load factors: +4 / - 2 g / +4 / - 2 g
Standard tank capacity: 65 l / 17.17 US gal
Long range tank capacity: 80 l / 21.13 US gal
Flight performance: Rotax 912ULS (100 HP) / Rotax 912UL (80 HP)
Never exceed speed: 270 km/h / 270 km/h
Maximum level speed: 240 km/h / 220 km/h
Cruise at 75% engine power: 200 km/h / 180 km/h
Stall speed: 65 km/h / 65 km/h
Rate of climb: 7.5 m/s / 6.0 m/s
Service ceiling: 6,000 m / 6,000 m
Take-off run (concrete RWY): 100 m / 180 m
Landing run (concrete RWY): 180 m / 180 m
Range (standard tank): 750 km / 750 km
Range (long range tank): 920 km / 920 km

Power Plant

Bombardier Rotax 912 ULS / Rotax 912 UL
Number of cylinders: 4 / 4
Maximum power: 100 hp / 80 hp
TBO: 2000 hrs / 2000 hrs
Unleaded automotive gasoline RON95 / AKI91 / ASTM D4814 or AVGAS 100LL
Propeller Fixed, on-glound or in-flight adjustable

Standard Equipment

  • Engine instruments
    RPM indicator
    Cylinder head temperature indicator (°C or °F)
    Electric fuel quantity indicator
    Oil temperature indicator (°C or °F)
    Oil pressure indicator (MPa or psi)
  • Flights instruments
    Air speed indicator (knots or km/h)
    Altimeter (feet or m)
    Magnetic compass
    Vertical speed indicator (ft/min or m/s)
    Bank indicator
  • Firewall forward
    Rotax 912 UL (80 HP standard without slip clutch), optional Rotax 912 ULS (100 HP inclusive slip clutch and Airbox)
    Propeller Propuls AES 1700/3/R, composite, ground adjustable, spinner
    12 V battery
    Exhaust system
    Combined engine cooling
    Dry sump forced engine lubrication
    Two spark electronic ignition system
    Electric starter
    AC generator
    Engine oil check cup
  • Controls
    Dual hydraulic brakes (4 pumps)
    Dual control sticks
    Mechanical flaps
    Longitudinal, lateral, flaps and nose wheel control through push / pull rods
    Throttle control with friction lock
    Adjustable pedals
    New design of instrument panel
    Press-button circuit breaker
    Nose wheel steering
    Combined starting switch
    Choke lever
  • Interior
    Ventilation system with NACA inlets and canopy side eye-ball vents
    Standard seats with low back rests
    De luxe lined interior
    Four points seat belts
    Padded seat belt shoulder straps
    Side map pockets
    Arm rests
    Aft baggage compartment with luggage nets
    "Open / Closed" canopy alert
    12 volt auxiliary outlet
  • Exterior
    Advanced all metal anodised and corrosion-proofed airframe
    All joints of construction riveted as well as bonded for long service life
    All heads of pop rivets filled with mastic for longevity of riveted joints
    White colour painting
    Tricycle landing gear with steerable nose wheel
    Main Tires 14x4.00-6
    Nose Tire 13x5.00-6
    Tinted canopy with UV protection
    Automotive type latching mechanism with separate canopy lock
    Fuselage tank (65 l)
  • Accessories
    Ground equipment
    Canopy cover
    Pilot operating handbook
    Maintenance manual
    Log book
    Set of aircraft test records

Specifications (EuroStar SLW)

(Data from EVEKTOR-AEROTECHNIK a.s. website - June 2012)

Dimensions & Performance

Length: 5.98 m
Height: 2.48 m
Wing span: 8.15 m
Cabin width: 1.18 m
Empty weight (standard a/c): 296 kg
Max take-off weight (MTOW with ballistic recovery system installed): 472.5 kg
Max. baggage: 25 kg
Design load factors: +6 / - 3 g
Operation load factors: +4 / - 2 g
Wing tank capacity: 120 l
Flight performance: Rotax 912ULS (100 HP)
Never exceed speed: 270 km/h
Maximum level speed: 240 km/h
Cruise at 75% engine power: 200 km/h
Stall speed: 65 km/h
Rate of climb: 7.5 m/s
Service ceiling: 6,000 m
Take-off run (concrete RWY): 100 m
Landing run (concrete RWY): 180 m
Range (standard tank): 1300 km

Power plant

Engine Bombardier Rotax 912 ULS
Number of cylinders: 4
Maximum power: 100 hp
TBO: 2000 hrs
Unleaded automotive gasoline RON95 / AKI91 / ASTM D4814 or AVGAS 100LL
Propeller Fixed, on-glound or in-flight adjustable

Standard Equipment

  • Engine instruments
    RPM indicator
    Cylinder head temperature indicator (°C or °F)
    Electric fuel indicator
    Oil temperature indicator (°C or °F)
    Oil pressure indicator (MPa or psi)
  • Flights instruments
    Air speed indicator (knots or km/h)
    Altimeter (feet or m)
    Magnetic compass
    Vertical speed indicator (ft/min or m/s)
    Bank ndicator
  • Firewall forward
    Rotax 912 ULS (100 HP inclusive slip clutch and Airbox)
    Propeller Propuls AES 1700/3/R, composite, ground adjustable, spinner
    12 V battery
    Exhaust system
    Combined engine cooling
    Dry sump forced engine lubrication
    Two spark electronic ignition system
    Electric starter
    AC generator
    Engine oil check cup
  • Controls
    Dual hydraulic brakes (4 pumps)
    Dual control sticks
    Mechanical flaps
    Longitudinal, lateral, flaps and nose wheel control through push / pull rods
    Throttle control with friction lock
    Adjustable pedals
    New design of instrument panel
    Press-button circuit breaker
    Nose wheel steering
    Combined starting switch
    Choke lever
  • Interior
    Ventilation system with NACA inlets and canopy side eye-ball vents
    Standard seats with low back rests
    De luxe lined interior
    Four points seat belts
    Padded seat belt shoulder straps
    Side map pockets
    Arm rests
    Aft baggage compartment with luggage nets
    "Open / Closed" canopy alert
    12 volt auxiliary outlet
  • Exterior
    Advanced all metal anodised and corrosion-proofed airframe
    All joints of construction riveted as well as bonded for long service life
    All heads of pop rivets filled with mastic for longevity of riveted joints
    White colour painting
    Tricycle landing gear with steerable nose wheel
    Main Tires 14x4.00-6
    Nose Tire 13x5.00-6
    Tinted canopy with UV protection
    Automotive type latching mechanism with separate canopy lock
    Integral wing tanks 120 l (2x 60 l)
  • Accessories
    Ground equipment
    Canopy cover
    Pilot operating handbook
    Maintenance manual
    Log book
    Set of aircraft test records
Last updated June 06, 2012
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