The Sunair Sunlight is a German ultralight trike electric aircraft, designed and produced by Sunair UG of Scheidegg, Bavaria. The aircraft is supplied as a complete ready-to-fly-aircraft.[1]

Role Ultralight trike electric aircraft
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Sunair UG
Introduction circa 2010
Status In production (2013)
Produced circa 2010-present

Design and development


The Sunlight was designed as an electric powered, self-launching motorglider for the German 120 kg (265 lb) class. It features a cable-braced hang glider-style high-wing, weight-shift controls, a single-seat open cockpit with the pilot accommodated in recumbent position fabric zip-up pod, tricycle landing gear and a single engine in pusher configuration.[1]

The aircraft is made from bolted-together aluminum tubing, with its single surface wing covered in Dacron sailcloth. The wing is supported by a single tube-type kingpost and uses an "A" frame weight-shift control bar. The powerplant is a 15 kW (20 hp) Elektromotor electric motor, recharged in flight by small solar cells.[1][2]

Specifications (Sunlight)


Data from Bayerl[1]

General characteristics


  • Maximum speed: 70 km/h (43 mph, 38 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 65 km/h (40 mph, 35 kn)

See also



  1. ^ a b c d Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 222. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
  2. ^ Sunair UG. "Sunlight". Retrieved 6 March 2018.