V-LITE/F2T

The V-Lite F2T is designed to comply with our Australian sub 70kg regulations. The regulations allow hang glider pilots to fly sub 70kg aircraft with a simple powered endorsement. This means no need to do a full microlight license.

The F2T wing although specially adapted to fly with the V-Lite can also be flown as a foot launched hang glider. This aspect makes the T-lite even better value.

The Polini two stroke 110cc 20.5hp engine is an excellent choice for this type of aircraft. The climb performance is surprisingly good and the finish of the engine superb. Polini is a well known brand around the world as you will see with a simple Google search.

Everyone at the factory can’t get enough of flying the V-Lite with the easy handling F2 wing. It’s fun and simple and very transportable.

Features

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The Polini Thor 100 engine puts out 20.5 HP which gives the V-lite/F2 an impressive climb rate.Click on the specifications link on the left of this page.

 

IThe V-Lite base not only looks good it is engineered to allow for easy storage and transport without the need for a trailer. It also has a mast complete with safety wire to that hinges forward to allow for easy attachment of the F2T wing..

 

The 10 litre fuel tank can be easily removed in seconds with no messy fuel leakes to deal with. Simply push the button on the detachachable fuel line connection and pull the tank out from behind the seat.

 

The Upholstered seat is easily removed for the pack-up and is very comfortable even after hours of fun flying

 

Many pilots ask about storage. The idea of taking a V-Lite on a flying camping expedition has caught the imagination of a few of our customers. There is plenty of storage room behind the seat for a bit of camping gear so let the imagination go wild.There is also the option to add a parachute behind the pilot on top of the seat.

 

The simplest way to add instruments is to use the Braunger hang gliding instument. This does altitude, airspeed and has a variometer with audio showing rate of climb and descent. Some pilots already have these so this will be an option. A hour meter is an included instrument.

 

The propeller is carbon fibre two blade and provides smooth and balanced thrust for the Bailey engine. Note also that the wheels on the T-Lite are of a diameter that will still allow fairly rough paddock operation.

Standard features

* Polini 20.5HP Two Stroke Engine
* 10 Litre Fuel Tank with Quick Release Fuel Line
* 2 Blade Carbon Fibre Propeller
* Upholstered removable seat
* Foot Throttle Control
* F2T Wing
* Airborne Engineering
* Complies to Sub 70kg and US part 103
* Can be dissasembled for transport by motor vehicle, Ute or station wagon.

V-LITE/F2T Specifications

V-Lite

PERFORMANCE

Australian

European

USA
Never Exceed Speed (Vne) indicated 46 kts 85 km/hr 53 mph
Manoeuvring Speed (Va) indicated 34 kts 63 km/hr 39 mph
Cruise Speed @ MTOW 29 kts 54 km/hr 33 mph
Stall Speed @ MTOW 16 kts 33 km/hr 18 mph
Climb Rate(28 mph) @ MTOW 210kg 390 ft/min 2.0 m/sec 390 ft/min
Climb Rate (28 mph) @ 170kg 460 ft/min 2.3 m/sec 460 ft/min
Best Climb Speed 23 kts 43 km/hr 26 mph
Take off Distance to 15 mts or 50 feet- Note 1 125 m 125 m 410 ft
Land Distance @ MTOW from 15 mts- Note 1 210 m 210 m 689 ft
Descent Rate 28 mph @ MTOW – Note 3 360 ft/min 1.83 m/sec 360 ft/min
Glide Angle at 28 mph 6.84 :1 6.84 :1 6.84 :1
Fuel Tank Capacity – Note 3 10 lt 10 lt 2.6 gal
Typical Fuel Burn @ Cruise (MTOW) 2.9 lt/hr 2.9 lt/hr 0.8 gal/hr
Range @  Cruise 176 km 176 km 109 miles
NOTE 1: Take off and landing distances were measured from a short grass runway.
NOTE 2: Fuel consumption figures are included as a guide only. The consumption figures should not be used for planning purposes.
NOTE 3: Maximum usable fuel 9.5 Liters or 2.5 US Gal
DESIGN LOADS

Australian

European

USA
Max take off weight (MTOW) 177 kg 177 kg 390 Ibs
Max Base Weight F2T Wing (W susp) 152 kg 152 kg 335 lbs
Ultimate load @ MTOW +6g / -3g
Flight limits @ MTOW +4g / -0g
Total maximum pilot weight 100 kg 100 kg 220 lbs
Permitted range of pilot weight 50-110 kg 50-110 kg 110-220 lbs
Typical Empty Weight with (F2T 24kg) 69.5 kg 69.5 kg 153 lbs
Maximum empty weight (see note 3) 89 kg 89 kg 196 lbs
NOTE 3: Includes minimum fuel and 86kg pilot
DIMENSIONS

Australian

European

USA
Wing Span 10.1 m 10.1 m 33.1 ft
Wing Area 17.7 sq mts 17.7 sq mts 191 sq ft
Aspect Ratio 5.8
Wing Weight 25 kg 25 kg 55.1 lbs
Overall Height (Control Bar Fwd) 3.45 m 3.45 m 11.31 ft
Trike Width (to outside of wheels) 1.25 m 1.25 m 4.08 ft
Trike Length 2.23 m 2.23 m 7.30 ft
Wheel Track 1.16 m 1.16 m 3.79 ft
Wheel Base m m ft
Trike Height 2.18 m 2.18 m 7.15 ft
Cockpit Width 0.54 m 0.54 m 1.77 ft
Wing  (Packed) Length 5.90 m 5.90 m 19.36 ft
Wing Length (Short Packed) 4.1 m 4.1 m 13.45 ft
POWER PLANT

MOTOR

PROPELLOR

Make Polini Propellor Helix
Model Thor 100 Type H30F 1.3m L-M-06-2
Power 20.5Hp Diameter 1.3m
Type 2 Stroke – 110cc Pitch 6 deg 5cm from tip
Ignition System CDI
No Cylinders 1
Electric Start No
Reduction Ratio 3:43:1

 

 

 

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