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Impressive light sport plane: Apollo LSA

Interesting light sport plane
Interesting light sport plane
Apollo

Some industry analysts predict, light sport aircraft (LSA) category is the fastest growing future of the general aviation. There is a wide variety of LSA airplanes on the market. Some very impressive models start around $70,000 - a very modest price tag in the aviation industry. One of them is the Apollo LSA by Silverlight Aviation in Florida.

Here is the summary of this interesting small airplane:

  • Factory built, completed and test-flown per ASTM LSA requirements
  • Flies with much less use of rudder pedals than other renditions of the Avid Flyer / Fox design in LSA.
  • Night VFR flights possible with properly equipped airplane for private and higher pilots
  • Aircraft grade wiring harness with push-pull circuit breakers to isolate everything
  • Quick-fold wings fold in about 10 to 12 minutes with simple tools by one person
  • One piece turtle deck means no water leakage into that area unlike other model renditions
  • AN hardware on all exposed structural components with some metric hardware in engine compartment, etc., for easier access to better hardware
  • High visibility with heavy-duty, clear lexan gull doors, cockpit top and skylights
  • Sensenich composite prop with nickel leading edge protection, made for Rotax 912 Series Engines
  • Intuitive tube and fabric construction that is familiar to most mechanics
  • Great performance and docile handling with light pressure, yet positive
  • Optional 2-axis auto-pilot available at a great price

The manufacturer offers a complete information on their web site.