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Specification

VL-3 RETRACTABLE GEAR

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For cross-country pilots. Refer to below for general specifications.

Empty Weight270 kg / 590 lbs
Min Crew Weight65 kg / 143 lbs
Max Baggage Weight25 kg / 55 lbs
Max take-off Weight600 kg / 1322lbs
ManufacturerRotax
Model912 – 914
Horsepower100hp – 115hp
Wingspan8,44 m / 27.6 ft
Length6,24 m / 20.4 ft
Height2,05 m / 6.9 ft
Cabin Width115 cm / 3.77 ft
Takeoff150 m / 490 ft
Climb Rate6 m/s / 1200 ft/min
Max operating Altitude5400 m / 18000 ft
Stall Speed with Flaps53 km/h / 29 kt
Max Cruise Speed305 km/h TAS / 165 kt
Landing Groundroll150 m / 490 ft
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TURBO 315KM/H

For speed freaks

 
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TOW, BRINGS JOY TO GLIDERS.

Transform your Vl3 into a towplane and make gliders happy. It’s easy. All you need is to install the ‘hook’ and you are ready to go.

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FIXED GEAR

The fixed gear version of VL3 is designed for flight schools. Your students will learn faster since the VL3 is really easy to fly having an incredible low stall speed and short landing roll.

Performance

JMB applies the highest quality standards in both development and production through the use of certified parts and top-quality carbon fibre composite materials. The VL3 is a fast, safe and economical touring aircraft and with over 400 aircraft sold since 2002, it is a very popular and reliable choice.

Engine

The VL3 is available with two different engines: the Rotax 912 and the Rotax 914. The Rotax 912 represents is known for its reliability and efficiency, making it ideal for flying long distances. The Rotax 914 is for those pilots who are seeking a boost in performance(30 km/h (16 kts) @ FL 90), with more power and more uniform performance at different altitudes. You can install an additional electric fuel pump, an airbox, fire protection of the fuel and oil hoses or an auxiliary generator. An army of sensors will be there for your safety. e.g. fuel pressure, fuel flow, oil pressure, oil temperature, CHT, EGT, MAP.


Proppeller

You can choose between a fixed or variable pitch propeller. The propeller is adjustable in-flight to enhance your climb and cruise performance. Its adjustability will also shorten your take-off distance.For best results install the Rotax 914 ULS3, hydraulic governor and Woocomp KW20 hydraulic propeller.

The airframe is completely made of composite material which excels in its specific strength and excellent fatigue properties. The entire aircraft can be broken down into individual units, i. e., both halves of the wing and tail surfaces, including stabilizers, can be separated from the fuselage to ease aircraft transport.

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The aerodynamic design of the wing gives the aircraft appropriate fall characteristics. The separation of air flow in the critical angle of slope happens at the root of the wing. This ensures good handling of the machine until it drops and symmetrically stalls. This allows for the aircraft’s smooth and agile handling.

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The tail section employs a true and tested traditional design. The internal structure of the stabilizers is similar to the construction of the wings. Therefore the tail section can be completely removed from the hull, with the exception of the keel, which is its integral part.

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The VL3 is certified and tested in collaboration with the Czech Aerospace Institute. The VL3 was successfully tested to ultimate loads up to +15G’s and -8G’s.

 

Regarding flutter the VL3 is free of it until 460 km/h. However due to our rescue system (parachute) our VNE is limited to 305 km/h. The rescue system can be activated until 305 km/h. Nevertheless the VL3 was tested in flight at much higher speeds.

The maximum speed in gusts is limited to 235 km/h because safety is our priority. At 235 km/h IAS we have still a safety margin of 300%. That means that if you will fly at 235 km/h IAS in a gust of +15 m/s you will stress the plane with +5G’s. As we have ultimate loading of +15G’s you have a huge safety margin. Our philosophy is to protect the pilot as much as possible by applying general aviation safety coefficients of 2,25 at least.

To increase safety the VL3 can be equipped with a TCAS (Traffic alert and Collision Avoidance). When an other traffic will be in your vicinity you will receive a visual and audio alert to your EFIS and headset.

Also an ELT ( Emergency locator transmitter) can be installed in case of emergency landing SAR services will find you quickly.

Airframe Parachute

The parachute system is designed to protect occupants in the event of an emergency by lowering the aircraft to the ground after deployment.

In the event of an in-flight emergency, pulling the red handle deploys a solid-fuel rocket out a hatch that covers the compartment where the parachute is stored.

As the rocket carries the parachute rearward from the front of the aircraft, the embedded airplane harness straps release from the fuselage.

 
 
 

A refined interior

1 Cockpit

The cabin area features clean lines and a minimalist, contemporary design. The combination of carbon and kevlar fibers, which are extremely tough, provide safety to the crew in case of an emergency landing.

2 Canopy

The acrylic glass canopy allows for spectacular views from the aircraft throughout your journey. Order it in your choice of clear/blue/green or brown.

3 Dashboard

Each dashboard is made to measure for the customer, according to the specifications of their personalized aircraft. The instruments are mounted in a laser-cut plate with surface inscriptions created by serigraphy. You can choose to have a carbon look panel like an option.

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4 Ventilation and heating

The aircraft is equipped with a heating and ventilation system. Warm air is distributed to the leg areas, while cold air is delivered through vents on the dashboard. Strong Aveo cabin ventilation system can be ordered as an option.

5 Seats

Comfortable and modern – select your choice of textile or leather designs, including choice of color. The seats are equipped with four-point safety belts. You can also choose colour of stitches, safety belts, perforated leather or not, colour of embroidery.

6 Baggage compartment

the baggage compartment is equipped with headphones holders. The luggage space allows to care four airliner cabin luggages.