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European canards: RMT Aviation Bateleur and Speed Canard

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Hi,

 

Has anyone of you bumped into these:

 

- RMT Bateleur: Ultralight canard.

URL: http://www.rmtaviation.com

It is a EU ultralight canard / USA SportPlane.

Stall speed less than 65, max cruise 270 km/h with

Rotax 914 turbo. Pretty awesome for being light aircraft.

Weights only 259 kg.

 

- Gyroflug Speed Canard:

Try googling Speed Canard for some info. The kit is

discontinued as far as I know, but looks pretty interesting.

Some Finnish pilots have flown Speed Canard.

 

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Best Wishes,

Karoliina

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Gyroflug Speed Canard:

The speed canard is like a fat Vari-EZ. There are a few flying in the USA. They're very comfortable, but slow and not as maneuverable, according to those that have flown them. They're WAY overpriced, from the asking price of the one in the US that was for sale last year. They were certified aircraft - not kits or from plans.

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Hi

The RMT Bateleur looks very interesting.

There web site dosnt give you mutch on info or photos.

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Hi

The RMT Bateleur looks very interesting.

There web site dosnt give you mutch on info or photos.

Hi John,

as stated at their site, the Bateleur was test-flown by the German "Flieger Magazin" and the results published in their January 2002 issue. The main points of the article, positive

+ Light, strong construction

+ STOL, capable of operating out of unimpoved strips

+ Difficult to stall canard configuration

+ Reliabe (but expensive) Rotax 912/914 power

and negative

- Delta Dart derivative, the prototype of which crashed killing the designer

- Very expensive at EUR 68.000 ex VAT at 2002 prices (would be something like USD 100.000). I would very much prefer a RangeR by DAC, EUR 40.000, reliable diesel power, cheap fuel.

I'm still looking, but will probably end up with an Aerocanard, powered by a Mercedes Benz 3 liters V6 turbodiesel.

With friendly greetings

Kumaros


It's all Greek to me

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Well actually it is south african experimental registered ZU-AND. But the designer/bilder is operating from Germany at the moment.

 

Tobias

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The guy from RMT Aviation said that the aircraft can

be test flown in Germany in the case I would be interested

trying how it flies.

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I'm not sure if this is big news or not but it looks like the Bateleur will be coming to America soon. According to their U.S. site www.rmtaviation.com they will be selling complete kits to include the Rotax 912 ULS engine and also a fixed gear fixed prop LSA version. They seem to infer that they intend to also sell an all up ready to fly part 23 airframe as well.

 

Looks like they are planning to open shop at a small airfield in Northern California and if they can get their demo aircraft in time from South Africa be on display at the Reno Air Races.

 

No price info that I could see. Having been a huge fan of this airframe and engine combo for some time and am glad to see that it appears to be moving forward.

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Great that the prop is protected from debris, strikes, etc. Not much of a view from the backseat.

And for you retract gear followers- it's got 'em.

Cool looking airplane....not sure of the specs.

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Self confessed Wingnut.

Now think about it...wouldn't you rather LIVE your life, rather than watch someone else's, on Reality T.V.?

Get up off that couch!!! =)

 

Progress; Fuselage on all three, with outside and inside nearly complete. 8 inch extended nose. FHC done. Canard finished. ERacer wings done with blended winglets. IO540 starting rebuild. Mounting Spar. Starting strake ribs.

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see also a discussion on AvCom, another aviation portal:

http://www.avcom.co.za/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=35433

 

you may have to register (free)


I live in my own little world! but its OK, they know me here!

Chris Van Hoof, Johannesburg, South Africa operate from FASY (Baragwanath)

Cozy Mk IV, ZU-CZZ, IO-360 (200hp) 70x80 prop

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I really like the headlight on the Speed Canard. might consider relocating the pitot on my project if I had one of those.

:thumbsup:

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Make yourself a plexi-cone in your oven- thats how everybody warps cell cast acrylic,and work your nose foam to the shape you come up with for the light cone. Maybe Todd can make you one. I am having him make an oddball shape in acrylic for me.

But maybe its just to pointy for Todd to make. It does look a little lawn dartish ....but hey its unique!!!


Self confessed Wingnut.

Now think about it...wouldn't you rather LIVE your life, rather than watch someone else's, on Reality T.V.?

Get up off that couch!!! =)

 

Progress; Fuselage on all three, with outside and inside nearly complete. 8 inch extended nose. FHC done. Canard finished. ERacer wings done with blended winglets. IO540 starting rebuild. Mounting Spar. Starting strake ribs.

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