Aircraft History, Specification and Information
Evektor-Aerotechnik SportStar
2006 Evektor-Aerotechnik SportStar SE - N644S
2006 Evektor-Aerotechnik SportStar SE - N644S (sn 2006 0702)
Photo taken July 28, 2010
New Holstein Airport, WI - USA (8D1)
Photo © Marcel Siegenthaler

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

N906SL - 2009 Evektor-Aerotechnik SportStar MAX
2009 Evektor-Aerotechnik SportStar MAX
N906SL (sn 2009 1202)
Photo taken July 29, 2010 @ Oshkosh (EAA AirVenture Fly-in), WI - USA (OSH / KOSH)
Photo © Marcel Siegenthaler

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 SE
    Improved 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). The SportStar MAX is top of the line S-SLA aircraft with comfort for business travel and handling ease of a great trainer. The airplane has become the very first aircraft in the world approved by the FAA in the U.S. S-LSA category and is holder of the prestigious "S-LSA Aircraft of the Year" honour from AeroNews Network (ANN).
  • SportStar RTC
    EASA JAR-VLA certified airplane. The SportStar RTC was designed from the very beginning with flight school operation in mind; the airplane has a robust all metal airframe which was designed with respect to easy maintenance and low operation costs. The SportStar RTC is powered by cerfified Rotax 912S benefiting from favourable price and availability of unleaded automotive fuel compared to AVGAS. The average consumption is just 15 l per hour and operation costs almost half in comparison to conventional GA airplanes.

Specifications (SportStar MAX)

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

Dimensions & Performance

  Rotax 912 ULS (100 HP) Rotax 914 UL2 Turbo (115 HP)
Length 19 ft 7 1/2" / 5.98 m 19 ft 7 1/2" / 5.98 m
Height 8 ft 2" / 2.48 m 8 ft 2" / 2.48 m
Wing span 28 ft 5" / 8.65 m 28 ft 5" / 8.65 m
Cabin width 46 1/2" / 1.18 m 46 1/2" / 1.18 m
Baggage compartment volume 10.1 cu.ft / 285 l 10.1 cu.ft / 285 l
Useful load 640 lb / 292 kg 621 lb / 283 kg
Max take-off weight (For US market with VG´s.) 1 320 lb / 600 kg 1 320 lb / 600 kg
Empty weight (standard a/c) 680 lb / 308 kg 699 lb / 317 kg
Max. baggage 55 lb / 25 kg 55 lb / 25 kg
Design load factors +6 / -3 g / +6 / - 3 g +6 / -3 g / +6 / - 3 g
Operation load factors +4 / -2 g / +4 / - 2 g +4 / -2 g / +4 / - 2 g
Wing tank capacity 31.7 USgal / 120 l 31.7 USgal / 120 l
Never exceed speed 146 kts / 270 km/h 146 kts / 270 km/h
Maximum level speed 115 kts / 213 km/h 128 kts / 240 km/h
Cruising speed 110 kts / 204 km/h 124 kts / 230 km/h
Stall speed VS1 45 kts / 83 km/h 45 kts / 83 km/h
Stall speed VS0 (full flaps) 40 kts / 74 km/h 40 kts / 74 km/h
Rate of climb 1 020 ft / min / 5.2 m/s 1.320 ft / min / 6.7 m/s
Maximum ceiling 15 500 ft / 4 720 m 27 000 ft / 8 230 m
Take-off run (concrete RWY) 620 ft / 190 m 560 ft / 170 m
Landing run (concrete RWY) 590 ft / 180 m 590 ft / 180 m
Range 700 nm / 1 300 km 600 nm / 1 110 km

Power Plant

  Bombardier Rotax 912 ULS Bombardier Rotax 914 ULS Turbo
Number of cylinders 4 4
Maximum power 100 hp 105 hp
TBO 2000 hrs 2000 hrs
Fuel consumption 4.0 US gal hr / 15 l hr 5.3 US gal hr / 20 l hr
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);
    optional engines: Rotax 914 UL2 Turbo (115 hp), Rotax 912iS (100 hp)
    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 15x6
    Nose Tire 15x6
    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 08, 2012
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