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Evektor-Aerotechnik AS SportStar
Single-engine two-seat light sports low-wing monoplane, Czech Republic


Archive Photos [1]


[Evektor-Aerotechnik AS “SportStar” (N506EV) on display (1/7/2006) at the 2006 Cable Airshow, Cable Airport, Upland, California (Photo by John Shupek copyright © 2006 Skytamer Images)]

Overview [2]


  • Evektor SportStar & EuroStar
  • Role: Light Sport Aircraft
  • National origin: Czech Republic
  • Manufacturer: Evektor

The “SportStar” and “EuroStar” are a family of a two-seat, light sport aircraft (LSA), manufactured by Evektor-Aerotechnik of the Czech Republic and powered by a Rotax 912ULS, 100 hp (75 kW) engine.

The “SportStar” was the first approved special light-sport aircraft (S-LSA) and was named “S-LSA Aircraft of the Year” by “AeroNews Network”.

Design and Development [2]


The “SportStar” is an all-metal design made from anodized, corrosion-proofed aluminum. The airframe uses a pop-riveted and bonded construction, which the company claims will improve fatigue characteristics and result in a longer service life. The company also claims this construction technique results in better crash-worthiness, the elimination of rivet zippering in an accident and quieter in-flight noise levels due to the elimination of oil-canning and flexing.

The “SportStar” was designed for towing sailplanes up to 1544 lbs (700 kg) gross weight and for towing banners up to 1479 ft² (140 m²).

Variants [2]


  • EuroStar SL: Model for the European ultralight category, with a gross weight of 1,041 lb (472 kg)

  • EuroStar SLW: Model for the European ultralight category, with a gross weight of 1,041 lb (472 kg)

  • Harmony: Model for the US LSA market with enlarged ailerons and rudder to improve cross-wind capabilities, an improved wing, winglets and tail as well as refined wheel pants and other fairings.

  • SportStar: Initial model.

  • SportStar SL: Improved model.

  • SportStar Max: Version for the US LSA market with a gross weight of 1,320 lb (599 kg).

Specifications (SportStar MAX) [2]


General Characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Length: 17 ft 7.5 in (5.98 m)
  • Wingspan: 28 ft 5 in (8.65 m)
  • Height: 8 ft 2 in (2.48 m)
  • Wing area: ft² (m²)
  • Empty weight: 668 lb (308 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 1320 lb (600 kg)
  • Useful load: 640 lb (292 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 1320 lb (600 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 912ULS, ground adjustable propeller, 100 hp (75 kW)
  • Propellers: Klassic 1700/3/R, composite, propeller, 1 per engine Propeller diameter: 5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)

Performance

  • Never exceed speed: 146 knots (270 km/h)
  • Maximum speed: 115 knots (213 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 110 knots (204 km/h)
  • Stall speed: 40 knots (74 km/h)
  • Range: 700 nm (1300 km)
  • Service ceiling: 15,500 ft (4720 m)
  • Rate of climb: 1020 ft/min (5.2 m/s)
  • Wing loading: lb/ft² (kg/m²)
  • Power/mass: 12.68 lb/hp (0.13 W/kg)

References


  1. Photos: John Shupek, Copyright © 2006 Skytamer Images. All Rights Reserved
  2. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, Evektor SportStar

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