Jabinflight

A Cloudbase Jabiru crossing the Irish Sea

This sweet little aircraft from Australia is the future for Microlight and Ultralight flying.

It seats two, pilot and passenger side-by-side, in a fully enclosed cockpit. It cruises at over 110 mph and lands on less than 200m of runway.

Jabiru UL Performance and Specification
 
Engine    Jabiru  2200cc  80hp
Engine noise   62 db at 1000ft full power 
Propeller
 
  2 blade fixed pitch wooden  
60” dia x 42” pitch
Height   2013mm  (5′ 7”)
Length   5640mm  (18′ 6”)
Cabin width
 
 
Hip
Elbow
Shoulder
965mm  (38”)
1041mm  (41”)
1067mm  (42”)
Wing span   9.398 m  (30′ 10”)
Wing area   9.31 sq m  (100 sq ft)
Wing loading
 
Empty
Gross
5.32 lbs / sq ft
9.90 lbs / sq ft
Power loading
 
1 occupant
Gross
8.58 lbs / hp
12.37 lbs / hp
Aspect ratio   9.50
Speeds
 
 
 
Vne (never exceed)
Va (max manoevre)
Cruise 75% power
Max straight and level
116 kts  (134 mph)
90 kts  (104 mph)
100 kts  (115 mph)
110 kts  (126 mph)
Stall speeds at gross weight
 
 
Vs (full flap)
Vso (clean)
Climb rate (at sea level) 
33 kts  (38 mph)
38 kts  (44 mph)
1000 feet / min
Service ceiling   15,000 feet
Empty weight   242 kg  (532 lbs)
Gross weight   430 kg  (946 lbs)
Useable load   208 kg  (457 lbs)
Structural loading   +6.6g – 3.3g ultimate
Fuel capacity    65 litres  (14.3 gals)
Range    450 nm  (518 sm) 
Endurance   4 1/2 hours 
Fuel consumption at cruise 13 to 14 litres / hour 3 gals / hour
Take-off distance (groundroll)    100m  (325 ft)
Landing distance (groundroll)   160m  (520 ft)
Glide ratio   13:1
Crosswind component   14 kts