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X'Air Falcon 912 fixed wing microlight

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The X’Air Falcon is a high wing, 2 seat, side by side, conventionally controlled, microlight aircraft, with full dual controls, toe brakes, elevator trim, 3 stages of flap and 3 hours flying time on its two 27L fuel tanks, which are filled easily at the side of the fuselage. The X-air's layout consists of a high mounted tractor engine set up, tricycle undercarriage, and a maximum all up weight of 450kg.

The X’Air Falcon is additionally approved for higher speeds, permitting more powerful engines to be fitted than was possible with the earlier versions. The X’Air Falcon at the school is fitted with the Rotax 912, 4 stroke engine for greater reliability and extended capability in flight.

The X’Air boasts a spacious cockpit-such that the pilot and passenger shoulders do not touch, it’s comfortable seating is fitted with headrests, a solid carpeted cockpit floor, so no more watching where you put your feet, as is the case in some other microlights. Ground handling is excellent, especially the suspension. Each wheel has its own shock absorbing system, which takes out all of the bumps from the roughest of fields, where a lot of other microlights wouldn't go. Control in the cockpit is made additionally easier for the student as it has linked dual stick and dual throttle controls in a side by side configuration, providing a more definite control environment for the student to experience and to learn.

Ancestry. The X’Air Falcon is an enhanced X’Air developed by Raj Hamsa in India, based upon the French designed AX3 microlight. The AX3 itself was derived from an American 2-axis controlled ultralight aircraft, the “Weedhopper”. Compared to the earlier X’Air, this Falcon version of the aircraft has a shorter wingspan, 3-position flaps, fully cable-operated ailerons, wider doors, and a modified tail structure. The aircraft is also approved for higher speeds, permitting more powerful engines to be fitted than was possible with the earlier version.

Construction. The X’Air Falcon is of bolted tubular construction, with aerodynamic surfaces and the fuselage covered with 185 g/m² Dacron polyester fabric. The pod is made from a glass-fibre composite and the transparent windows and doors from “Lexan”. Techniques used are conventional for 3-axis microlights.

Flying Controls.

Pitch control is through a conventional elevator controlled by twin control columns in the cockpit.

Pitch trimming is through a trim tab fitted to one side of the elevator. This is controlled by a lever between the two seats, in the sense forward=nose-down, aft=nose-up.

Roll control is through conventional 2 /3 span ailerons, controlled by twin control columns in the cockpit.

Yaw control is through a conventional rudder, controlled by two sets of rudder pedals.

Braking is effected by twin drum brakes, which provide both stopping and differential steering. These are operated by toe pedals from the left hand seat only.

The nose-wheel is steerable and connected to the rudder mechanism in the same sense (push right, yaw right, turn right). Tyres are 4 ply 3.50” x 8” pneumatic.

Flaps are fitted along the inboard 1 /3 span of the wing. These may be placed at 0° (up), 21° and 35° (down). The flaps are operated using a handle above and between the pilots heads at the rear of the cabin, which also acts as a flap position indicator.

Baggage Compartment

There is a small baggage compartment in the panel behind the seats in the cockpit. This is only intended for light items, and is placarded to a maximum of 3kg (6 ½lb).

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