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Kolb Flyer Super Sport: Price, Specs, Cockpit, & Details. Kolb Flyer SS (Super Sport) is a light sport aircraft produced jointly by New Kolb Aircraft, US and Flyer Industria Aeronautica, Brazil. This aircraft was originally developed as an Ultravia Pelican designed by Jean Rene Lepage. Pelican was produced by Ultravia Aero International until the company closed in 2006. New Kolb Aircraft obtained a design and began production in 2008.
The first flight of the Kolb Flyer SS aircraft was carried out in April 2008 and launched on the market in July 2008 at Airventure 2008, Oshkosh, USA. Around 75 aircraft have been operating since July 2008. SS-S-LSA flyers (Light Sports Special Aircraft).
Kolb Flyer Super Sport Engine and Performance
The Kolb Flyer SS aircraft is powered by a single Rotax 912 S engine that produces an output power of 100 hp (74.6 kW). The engine has a maximum continuous power of 95 hp (70.87 kW). This aircraft allows the installation of various engines because of its long nose. The aircraft can fly with a maximum cruising speed of 216.6 km/ h with a climbing rate of 1.234 fpm. Two fuel tanks (in each wing) have a capacity of 14 gallons (53 liters) each, giving the aircraft endurance for five hours.
Kolb Flyer Super Sport Specs
The Kolb Flyer SS design has been modified to fit the US light sports aircraft market. The fuselage was made of fiber-glass material, then replaced with carbon-fiber material. This was done to reduce the weight of the aircraft while increasing its strength. Changes were also made to the size of the door, so that passengers can get in and out of the plane more easily from the plane made possible by pushing the buffer position backwards.
The Kolb Flyer SS aircraft has wet wings and artificial metal tail feathers, Fowler wings, and the aileron Frize. The metal wing is covered with aluminum sheets. The wing has two interconnected fuel tanks. Horizontal empennage is also covered with aluminum and fiberglass ends. Aileron turns up to 300 up and 170 down. The bell crank makes the ailerons move. The flap is connected through a torque tube which is connected to an electric motor. Flaps turn from -4 ° to 40 °. The control cover is placed on the cockpit center console.
This aircraft has the main gear Wittman and trailing link nose gear. Operated through throttle and brake. Two main wheels are mounted in the landing gear socket. The main wheels are placed on an aluminum fork. The nose wheel can rotate 360 °. This aircraft has a differential braking system which is operated from the pilot and passenger seats.
Kolb Flyer Super Sport Cabin and Cockpit
The Kolb Flyer SS cabin has two seats side by side for the pilot and co-pilot. The seat can be electrically adjusted through the rocker switch located between the seats on the center console. Adjustable seats allow pilots more than 183 cm tall to sit comfortably. Pilots can access the baggage compartment through the cargo door. The luggage area behind the seat is a little longer than at Pelican. Additional doors at the rear allow easier movement for pilots.
Kolb Flyer Super Sport Price
The price of the latest Kolb Flyer SS (Super Sport) aircraft is around US $ 104,300.