Our Fleet

About the Sling

The Sling was designed with the aim of creating the most practical and desirable light sport aircraft available.

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Some of the features which make the Sling such a fine aircraft include:

  • Her flying characteristics - perfectly coordinated and highly responsive controls (she feels like a fighter jet without being over-sensitive)
  • Her performance - close to the best across the full range of qualities;
  • Her aluminum construction - for ease and consistency of construction and proven strength and lifespan
  • Her airframe strength and durability – she won't break easily and if you treat her right, she'll last you for the rest of your life
  • Her excellent instrumentation options
  • Her wide cockpit, excellent all around view and substantial luggage capacity
  • The incorporation, by design, of a ballistic parachute for safety
  • The use of high quality components throughout

No single aircraft can fulfill the special needs of every pilot. Nevertheless, The Airplane Factory believes that the Sling enjoys a set of qualities that will fulfill the needs, at the highest level, of many pilots and flight training schools.

Specs

  • Engine:Rotax 912 ULS
  • Propeller:Three blade ground adjustable
  • Gross weight: 600kg
  • Speed: Max Cruise - 107kts (TAS)
  • Wing Span: 9.165 m
  • Fuel grade: High octane gasoline DIN 51600, O-NORM 1103 (red) Unleaded gasoline DIN 51603, O-NORM 1101 AVGAS 100LL

About the Mooney

  • The mooney is an M20J.
  • It has a 4 cylinder fuel injected lycoming IO-360-A1B6D 200HP engine.
  • It’s top speed in level flight in 201MPH ( Book figure).
  • It has a usable fuel capacity of 64 USG and an endurance of just over 6 hours.
  • Its maximum all up weight MAUW is 2740Lbs with a useful load of around 1100LBS.