Medway SLA100 Executive

The Medway SLA100 Executive, also called the Medway SLA 100 Executive, is a British ultralight aircraft designed and produced by Medway Microlights, of Rochester, Kent. The aircraft is supplied as a kit for amateur construction or as a complete ready-to-fly-aircraft.[1][2]

SLA100 Executive
Medway SLA100 Executive - G-CEKC - over Le Crotoy, Picardie, France-3130.jpg
Medway SLA100 Executive
Role Ultralight aircraft
National origin United Kingdom
Manufacturer Medway Microlights
Status In production (2012)

Design and developmentEdit

The aircraft was designed to comply with the British BCAR Section "S" and the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale microlight rules. 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.[1][2]

The SLA100 is made from bolted-together aluminium tubing, with its flying surfaces covered in Dacron sailcloth. Its 9.7 m (31.8 ft) span wing has an area of 13.8 m2 (149 sq ft) and is supported by V-struts with jury struts. Standard engines available are the 80 hp (60 kW) Rotax 912UL and the 100 hp (75 kW) Rotax 912ULS four-stroke powerplants.[1][2]

The SA100 has been certified to the UK BCAR Section "S" standard.[1]

VariantsEdit

SLA100 Executive
Standard model with a 9.7 m (31.8 ft) wing span[1][2]
SLA100 Clipper
Clipped wing model, introduced in 2010 and still under development in 2015.[1][2]

Specifications (SLA100 Executive)Edit

Data from Bayerl and Tacke[1][2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Wingspan: 9.7 m (31 ft 10 in)
  • Wing area: 13.8 m2 (149 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 262 kg (578 lb)
  • Gross weight: 450 kg (992 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 100 litres (22 imp gal; 26 US gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 912UL four cylinder, liquid and air-cooled, four stroke aircraft engine, 60 kW (80 hp)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed composite

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 153 km/h (95 mph, 83 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 129 km/h (80 mph, 70 kn)
  • Stall speed: 60 km/h (37 mph, 32 kn)
  • Rate of climb: 4.3 m/s (850 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 32.6 kg/m2 (6.7 lb/sq ft)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 65. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
  2. ^ a b c d e f Tacke, Willi; Marino Boric; et al: World Directory of Light Aviation 2015-16, page 68. Flying Pages Europe SARL, 2015. ISSN 1368-485X

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