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Impressive light sport plane: Apollo LSA

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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.

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