Flying Legend Hawker Hurricane Replica

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Hawker Hurricane Replica
Role Light-sport aircraft
National origin Italy
Manufacturer Flying Legend
Introduction 2011
Status In production
Produced 2011-present
Unit cost
110,000 (assembled, 2011)

The Flying Legend Hawker Hurricane Replica is an Italian light-sport aircraft, designed and produced by Flying Legend of Caltagirone and introduced in 2011. The aircraft, an approximately 2/3 scale replica of the British Hawker Hurricane Second World War fighter, is supplied as a kit for amateur construction or as a complete ready-to-fly-aircraft.[1]

Flying Legend is a collaborative project between MGA and Barum.[1]

Design and development

The Hurricane Replica features a cantilever low-wing, a two-seats-in-tandem enclosed cockpit, retractable conventional landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration.[1]

The aircraft is made from welded 4130 steel tubing, sheet 2024-T3 aluminum and wood. Its 8.20 m (26.9 ft) span wing has an area of 11.0 m2 (118 sq ft) and flaps. Standard engines available are the 100 hp (75 kW) Rotax 912ULS four-stroke powerplant, with the 115 hp (86 kW) Rotax 914 optional.[1][2]

Specifications (Hawker Hurricane Replica)

Data from Bayerl and Flying Legend[1][3]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Length: 6.75 m (22 ft 2 in)
  • Wingspan: 8.20 m (26 ft 11 in)
  • Height: 2.15 m (7 ft 1 in)
  • Wing area: 11.0 m2 (118 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 364 kg (802 lb)
  • Gross weight: 595 kg (1,312 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 82 litres (18 imp gal; 22 US gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 912ULS four cylinder, liquid and air-cooled, four stroke aircraft engine, 75 kW (101 hp)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed Bipala GT electric, 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) diameter

Performance

  • Cruising speed: 210 km/h (130 mph; 113 kn)
  • Stall speed: 64 km/h (40 mph; 35 kn)
  • Never exceed speed: 288 km/h (179 mph; 156 kn)
  • Range: 800 km (497 mi; 432 nmi)
  • g limits: +4.4/-2.2
  • Rate of climb: 6 m/s (1,200 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 54.09 kg/m2 (11.08 lb/sq ft)

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 53. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
  2. Flying Legend (2011). "Hurricane Replica Kit". Retrieved 3 July 2012. 
  3. Flying Legend (2011). "Hurricane Replica Specifications". Retrieved 3 July 2012. 

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