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Nearly everyone can buy two planes.
These were the words he used to describe the Italian Zigolo, designed by the American Mike Sandlin. The Zigolo has everything you need to go high up, have some aviation pleasure and, well... not much more. Floridas Airolite 103 (Aerolite 120 in Europe to meet its "120 class") also has everything a rider needs to see the landscape.
Zigolo and Aerolite can attract younger drivers with smaller budget and everyone will cost less than the avarage cost of a new vehicle. The General Aviation pilot is inclined to look at both planes and think: "These are only ultra-light. "If you say so, you're right, but these ultralight aircraft are not like those from the early'80s when the FAA founded this group.
During those defining times, ultralight airplanes were very simple planes with little story. The Zigolo is unbelievably lightweight, only 225 lbs empty, even with the airframe's off-the-shelf skydiving system. Part 103, which restricts the empty load to 254 lbs, can be done with ease. The Zigolo has enough room for manoeuvre to enable concepts like electricity (more below).
To GA-flyers it means some training to understand the different reaction to the airplane that an airplane has in comparison to a heavy GA-airplane. The Zigolo is driven by a 25 hp Vittorazi Moster 185 powerplant. Erwin Zigolo, driven by an electrical drive, flies beyond his petrol car. Visitors are certainly conscious of the urge of many visionsaries to travel by electrical plane.
Once battery life increases, bigger planes will be exploring electrical energy. Airbus is already speaking of an electrical 90-seater commercial jet. But today the battery is too big for bigger aircrafts to reach an adequate lifetime. Therefore, a light model like Zigolo can meet the strict empty mass requirement of Part 103 with a battery that allows 30 min. flying time or more.
When 30 min doesn't seem like much, remember that the Zigolo can reach 4,000 ft in about 10 min, where you can relax and work thermally or with a burr lifter. Once you have finished flying, you have 20 min of charging time to get you back to your home school.
The Zigolo's low mass and 36 feet wingspan allow simple gliding on all but the outskirts. By and large, Zigolo is not a 45 mb off-road plane and, as already noted, GA drivers used to heavy aircraft have to acclimatize, but at $16,000 you can have a great time per dollars invested.
Ever since its foundation in the mid-90s, aerolites have been a purely US phenomena. This last saying seems reasonable, as aerolites are fully mounted for less than $16,000 and sold in retail stores in flight-there. At the time when they were new, those who were investigating ultralight aircraft thought they were too simplified aircraft. It had to be fundamental to remain within the very narrow limits of a 254 pound kerb load.
They certainly did not have such a "luxury" as the electrical take-off or the ballistic aircraft landing system. All of these objects are in Aerolite's possession (although electricity contributes $600 to the least expensive models and it costs a modest $16,000; the chute is also an option). A few years ago taken over by a Florida firm called U-Fly-It, Deland International Airports operated happy aircraft after aircraft for clients who generally have very friendly words for the award-winning owner Dennis Carley.
Carley, like Zigolo, keeps costs under control by fitting a two-stroke motor, among other things, but he has developed a four-stroke one. When such an aircraft can enter the low $20,000 aircraft segment, this will be an outstanding performance. By 2014, the multinational edition of the product, with only slight changes, has successfully completed all examinations qualifying for sale in the European Union.
There is no part 103 in Europe, but its 120-kilogram car comes as a surprise to almost every other car in the world as it is tax-free. Zigolo also qualified in England's Single Seat Deregulated (SSDR) group. The distributor of Airolite USA in Germany, Vierwerk, recently stated that it had concluded all assessments and that the documents relating to this letter had been received.
On the basis of feedback from several test drivers, Aerolight is anticipated to receive regulatory approvals in four to six week's time. Although not every ex-Bonanza or Cirrus rider will be happy with something as easy and sluggish as Aerolite or Zigolo, these planes deserve a close look. Owning a more expensive piper or diamond, you probably have a price tag to purchase a luxurious light sports aircraft, if you can't get qualified for a piece of equipment or if you just want to do something really economic (most LSAs consume about four galons per hour and can use LPG).
It can provide hour-long pleasure for even less propellant, and the remarkable low cost allows some to keep their fast GA aircraft for travel and use the AeroLite for local, funny flights. Perhaps the most powerful selling point for aircraft that almost anyone can buy, however, is the opportunity to attract new flyers to the herd.
A lot of new riders could be happy if they flew around in an Aerolet or a Zigolo. Zigolo and Aérolite make this much more likely, and that alone is a good enough occasion to commemorate their uptime. One of the best things for US Zigolo or Airline customers is how the FAA is avoiding your flight pleasure.