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Remos GX
Remos GX - N78GX - LSA Light Sport Aircraft
2008 Remos GX
N78GX (sn 298)
Photo taken Jul. 2009
Arlington Fly-In @ Arlington Airport, WA USA (KAWO)
Photo © AirplaneMart.com

The Remos GX and G3 are a family of aircraft produced by the Remos Aircraft Company GmbH, in Pasewalk Germany.

Design and development

The aircraft is marketed in the United States as a Light Sport Aircraft, and in numerous other countries worldwide as Ecolight (Switzerland) or Ultralight (e.g. in Germany, Denmark). Both aircraft are high-wing designs using a 100 hp (75 kW) Rotax 912ULS engine.

The GX is the current model in production, and features folding wings and carbon fiber construction. The aircraft is constructed primarily from monocoque carbon fiber. It has been stress tested to +8 to -5 g.

The GX has a different airfoil than the G3 improving roll rate and better penetration of turbulence. The slotted flaps allow steeper descent rates and safe short-field landings. The aircraft is equipped for night VFR flight for those pilots holding private pilot privileges or above. Folding the wing for transport or storage is accomplished by disconnecting the flight controls, and removing one pin from both wing roots. Typically, this is accomplished in under 15 minutes.

The aircraft is in use at numerous flight schools worldwide. Typical fuel burn in training settings is 3.3 gal/hour, with high speed cruise consumption of 5.5 gal/hour.

The standard and required equipment varies by country, and factory options include a ballistic parachutes and autopilots.

Folding Wings
The innovative monocoque construction combines low weight and highest rigidity for an almost unlimited lifetime. It is stress tested in an range of +8 to -5 g.

The adapted airfoil improves roll rate and gives a better penetration of turbulence. A higher air-brake-effect of the new slotted flaps allows steeper descent rates and safe short-field landings. Intergrated landing lights and new LED position lights provide better visibility.

Specifications (Remos GX)

General characteristics
Crew: one, pilot
Capacity: one passenger
Length: 21'3"
Wingspan: 30'6"
Height: 7'5"
Wing area: 118 sq ft
Empty weight: 670 lbs
Useful load: 650 lbs
Max takeoff weight: 1,320 lbs / 600kg (LSA), 1,042 lbs / 472.5kg (Ultralight/Ecolight)
Powerplant: 1× Rotax 912ULS, 100 hp (75 kW)

Performance
Maximum speed: 137 MPH (120 Kn)
Cruise speed: 130 MPH (113 Kn)
Stall speed: 44 MPH (38 Kn) flaps extended (51 MPH (44 Kn) no flaps)
Service ceiling: 15,000 ft
Rate of climb: 1,050 ft/min
Take off run: 510 ft
Landing distance: 270 ft

Last updated February 03, 2010
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