GT-450 Aircraft

The GT450 is named for its maximum takeoff weight of 450 kg (992 lb). The aircraft is equipped with a flexible wing with Trilam leading edge and a Kevlar trailing edge. The wing can be trimmed from 55 to 82 mph (89 to 132 km/h). The aircraft is equipped with a 80 hp (60 kW) Rotax 912UL or optionally a 100 hp (75 kW) Rotax 912ULS, both with electric starters and a 65 l (14 imp gal; 17 US gal) polyethelene fuel tank mounted under the seat. Dual hydraulic rear wheel disc brakes with a parking brake feature are standard. The cockpit fairing is made of fibreglass.

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Length: 2.90 m (9.51 ft)
  • Wingspan: 9.25 m (30.32 ft)
  • Height: 3.74 m (12.26 ft)
  • Wing area: 13 sq m (140 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 214 kg (471 lb)
  • Useful load: 236 kg (521 lb)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 450 kg (992 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 912UL four-stroke four cylinder piston engine, 60 kW (80 hp)

Performance  

  • Never exceed speed: 177 km/h (110 mph)
  • Maximum speed: 152 km/h (95 mph)
  • Cruise speed: 130 km/h (80 mph)
  • Stall speed: 48 km/h (38 mph)
  • Range: 608 km (375 sm)
  • Rate of climb: 5.46 m/s (1075 fpm)
  • Power/mass: 0.13 kW/kg (12.4 lb/hp)
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