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Dragonfly

Description

The Dragonfly is a three axis ultra light aircraft which has a slow flying speed, is very manoeuvrable and extremely strong. It takes off in a reasonably small area and lands in a reasonably small area. It has dual seating and dual controls. Due to these characteristics the Dragonfly is commonly used for tow launching hang gliders and for livestock management on large properties. It is also tremendously good fun to fly. 

It is commonly referred to or known as the "Great Australian Bush Plane" due to the fact that it's frequently used in the rural areas of Australia.

The Dragonfly has been in production since 1990 and during this period in excess of 100 aircraft have been manufactured.  The Dragonfly has been sold to 12 countries and is synonymous with hang gliding towing worldwide.  The chances are that if you are involved with hang gliding, you have heard of the Dragonfly, and more than likely been launched by one.

The Dragonfly is constructed from 6061 grade aluminium tubing, is structurally supported by stainless steel wire and has fabric covered wings.  It is powered by either a two stroke or four stroke engine.  It has a range of options available depending upon your requirements and financial constraints.

Specifications

VNE (Never Exceed Speed) 57 knots
VC (Cruise Speed (at 5200rpm)) 40 knots
VS (Stall Speed at MTOW)
          Power On
          Power Off

14 knots
17 knots
TOS (Take Off Safely Speed) 22 knots
LAS (Normal Landing Approach Speed) 26 knots
Take-Off Distance (To 50ft High) 195 feet
Landing Distance (From 50ft) 363 feet
MTOW (Maximum Take-off Weight) 300 kg
Gross Weight (Fully Fuelled) 170 kg
Empty Weight 150 kg

Dimensions

Overall Length 5974mm 19ft 6"
Maximum Height 2316mm 7ft 6"
Wing Span 10363mm 34ft
Wing Area 15.8 sq.m 170 sq.ft