Tecnam P92 Tail Dragger first flight

lunes, 23 de enero de 2012

Tecnam believe that many existing Tail Dragger operators and pilots are keen to change their existing models for a new and modern aircraft. Tecnam P92 Tail Dragger customers will be able to power their aircraft with one of three engines; the Rotax 912ULS2, the Rotax 914 Turbo (not USA) or the Lycoming O-233 engine.

Market research is showing an over 50% preference for tail wheel compared with standard configuration airplanes within the worldwide GA pilot community. Other findings included a 60% preference for side by side seats (very few legacy tail draggers offer this cabin configuration) and 70% of pilots indicated that they preferred a metal vs. fabric constructed aircraft!

''This Tail Dragger version of the Tecnam P92 is the first new aircraft this particular marketplace has seen in a very long time and promises its owners and pilots significantly improved flight characteristics'' said Paolo Pascale, Tecnam's Managing Director. 'With the introduction of our 5th generation P92 Eaglet in 2011 and our P92 Sea-Sky Hydroplane earlier this month, we know our customers really appreciate the continuing innovations and improvements we are making to our P92 range of aircraft.''

Full specifications, weights and performance will be revealed at the US unveiling at Sun and Fun 2012.