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The Ibis GS-700 Magic is a Colombian ultralight and light-sport aircraft, designed and produced by Ibis Aircraft of Cali, introduced in 2003. The aircraft is supplied as a kit for amateur construction or as a complete ready-to-fly-aircraft.[1][2][3]

Ibis GS-700 Magic
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Role Ultralight aircraft and Light-sport aircraft
National origin Colombia
Manufacturer Ibis Aircraft
Introduction 2003
Status In production (2015)
Variants Ibis GS-710 Magic
Ibis GS-750 Grand Magic

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Design and developmentEdit

The Magic was designed to comply with the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale microlight rules and US light-sport aircraft rules, with different models for each category. It features a strut-braced high-wing, a two-seats-in-side-by-side configuration enclosed cockpit, fixed tricycle landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration. The Magic strongly resembles the Cessna 150.[1][2]

The aircraft is made from sheet 6061-T6 aluminum. Its 8.85 m (29.0 ft) span wing has an area of 12.48 m2 (134.3 sq ft) and mounts flaps. The standard engine available is the 100 hp (75 kW) Rotax 912ULS four-stroke powerplant. The Magic was designed to use rough, unimproved airstrips.[1][2]

A total of 102 Magics of all versions had been built by May 2011.[3]

VariantsEdit

 
Ibis GS-700 Magic
GS-700
Base model for the Latin American market with a 700 kg (1,543 lb) gross weight and optional Junkers ailerons and leading edge slats. It was Australian RA-Aus certified on 16 April 2009 at 570 kg (1,257 lb) gross weight.[3]
GS-700 LSA
Model for the US LSA category with a 600 kg (1,323 lb) gross weight.[4]
GS-700 ULM (also called LV)
Model for the European microlight category with a 450 kg (992 lb) gross weight.[3][5]

Specifications (GS-700 LSA)Edit

 
Ibis GS-700 Magic instrument panel

Data from Bayerl, Tacke and Ibis Aircraft[1][2][4]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Length: 6.85 m (22 ft 6 in)
  • Wingspan: 8.55 m (28 ft 1 in)
  • Height: 2.18 m (7 ft 2 in)
  • Wing area: 12.48 m2 (134.3 sq ft)
  • Aspect ratio: 6.4
  • Empty weight: 320 kg (705 lb)
  • Gross weight: 600 kg (1,323 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 75 litres (16 imp gal; 20 US gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 912ULS four cylinder, liquid and air-cooled, four stroke aircraft engine, 75 kW (101 hp)
  • Propellers: 3-bladed Ivoprop

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 195 km/h (121 mph; 105 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 185 km/h (115 mph; 100 kn)
  • Stall speed: 57 km/h (35 mph; 31 kn) flaps down
  • Never exceed speed: 209 km/h (130 mph; 113 kn)
  • Service ceiling: 3,600 m (11,800 ft)
  • g limits: +4/-2
  • Rate of climb: 5 m/s (980 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 45.7 kg/m2 (9.4 lb/sq ft)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 59. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
  2. ^ a b c d Tacke, Willi; Marino Boric; et al: World Directory of Light Aviation 2015-16, page 62. Flying Pages Europe SARL, 2015. ISSN 1368-485X
  3. ^ a b c d Jackson, Paul (ed): Jane's All The World's Aircraft 2012-2013, pages 166-167. Jane's Information Group, 2012. ISBN 978 0 7106 30001
  4. ^ a b "MAGIC GS 700 LSA | Ibis Aircraft S.A." Ibis-aircraft.com. Retrieved 2012-07-18.
  5. ^ "MAGIC GS 700 ULM | Ibis Aircraft S.A." Ibis-aircraft.com. 2010-10-18. Retrieved 2012-07-18.

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