Our AX2000 (Registration G-CBGS) is a factory built side by side (2-seat) aircraft. It is a Ďthree-axisí microlight with conventional controls and is a development of the AX3 with many improvements over this earlier aircraft. It was designed to be light and very strong and is a very economic machine to fly.
Constructed of 6261 T6 and 7075 T6 aluminium alloy which combines light strength and flexibility, many parts of the aircraft's fuselage are triangulated and this gives it the ability to absorb a great deal of energy.
It is covered in Ultralm a fabric designed for Microlights, which also adds to itís strength. The aircraft can be specially modified and indeed some AX2000's have been certificated as a glider tugs.
One (60 hp) HKS 700E dual ignition, flat twin four stroke piston engine, driving a two-blade composite fixed pitch propeller. The engine is mounted, uncowled, ahead and above the wing leading edge, with the propeller shaft on the boom/thrust line.
Maximum speed: 100 km/h; 62 mph manoeuvring. Stall speed: 58 km/h; 36 mph. VNE: 145 km/h; 90 mph
Length: 5.60 m (18 ft 4 in). Wingspan: 9.10 m (29 ft 10 in) Height: 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) Wing area: 15.77 m2 (169.7 sq ft)
Empty 201 kg (443 lb): 450 kg (992 lb)
After upgrading to become an RAF Flying Scholarship Instructor, Mr Bill Anderson moved to Aberdeen Airport as Chief Flying Instructor/Examiner for the Aberdeen Flying Club/School
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