Indeed, but I know of no Pipistrel microlight that can do that…
On the premise of EASA new basic regulation, permitting for MTOM of 600kg for microlights in Europe, Germany was the first country to implement the new regulation. As a testament to excellent collaboration between DULV and Pipistrel since decades, Pipistrel became the first to obtain new microlight certification according to new German 600kg technical LTFUL 2018 rules.
The handover event of the certification document was organized at the AERO Friedrichshafen fair in Germany on Wednesday, 10. April 2019.
Which microlight is that?
Va = "Manoeuvre speed", this is the speed where the stall speed curve reaches the positive g limit.
Genghis the Engineer wrote:
40 kts Vfe? That sounds stupidly low, how the heck do you fly an approach under 40 knots in, well, anything?
Human Factor wrote:Va = "Manoeuvre speed", this is the speed where the stall speed curve reaches the positive g limit.
Apologies. Can you clarify the difference with “corner speed”. My understanding is minimum speed to achieve maximum G. I appreciate not entirely relevant to microlights....
Corner speed is an important factor of maximum turn performance. Corner speed is defined asthe minimum airspeed at which the maximum allowable g can be generated. At corner speed,the aircraft can attain its maximum turn rate. For our purposes, 280 KIAS is the T-2C cornerspeed. Below this speed, if you attempt to pull more "G", the aircraft will enter buffet and stallat its aerodynamic limit. This results in an increase in the turn radius and a decrease in the turnrate. On the other hand, if the aircraft is maneuvered above the corner speed, the max allowable"G" becomes the limiting factor. The excess airspeed (above corner speed) will result in a turnradius increase and a turn rate decrease.