Two new Sport Cruisers were recently delivered to Sport Flying USA/Mid Island Air Service. They were built in the Czech Republic, test flown and then put in a container and sent to the United States. They arrived in perfect condition without a scratch. Slovia capital is now running the Sport Cruiser factory and doing a great job. Let’s face it they still have the same talented Czech work force that has been building great airplanes for over 50 years, so it should be no surprise the Sport Cruiser is such a fine aircraft.
After helping to re-assemble the Sport Cruiser, I am more excited than ever to be flying and selling this fine aircraft.
The Sport Cruiser is the sleekest LSA that is on the market. Every pilot that sees the Sport Cruiser immediately comments on its beautiful lines and stylish appearance.
Here are some of the features of the Sport Cruiser which makes it is the number one choice for a personal LSA.
The Sport Cruiser’s cabin is cavernous. Its cabin is 46.5 inches wide compared to a Cessna Skyhawk’s cabin at 39 inches. The Eaglet cabin is 43 inches and 45 inches at the shoulders. A 6’ 8” pilot that weighs 280 pounds is right at home in a Sport Cruiser. Entering the aircraft is easily accomplished by simply stepping on the leather seat without fear of damage to the airplane. There are two hand holds, one on the glare shield and another between the seatbacks to facilitate a graceful entry to the luxurious interior.
The throttle is a center console style with a very effective squeeze friction lock. This deluxe throttle is standard on every Sport Cruiser, but optional on some other LSA’s. No detail has been overlooked; the factory design includes a user friendly music jack between the seats installed near the headset and microphone jacks.
The seats are leather with convenient map pockets and a roomy storage console that doubles as an arm rest. The rudder pedals are adjustable by reaching under the panel and pulling on a lever. The Sport Cruiser rudder pedals adjust aft about 6 inches for the 5’2” pilot and shift full forward to accommodate the long legs of a 6’8” pilot. The Sport Cruiser rudder pedal adjustment system is brilliant.
The Sport Cruiser has aileron trim which is not found on any other LSA. This makes keeping the plane in trim and hands off flying a dream.
The air vents are NASA style high quality vents that close tightly in the winter and allow strong cooling in the summer.
The luggage areas for the Sport Cruiser are unmatched. There is room for two airline style carry- on bags right behind the seat. As the airline allows 22 inch bags, the 46 wide luggage areas allows two carry-on style bags to lay flat in the luggage area. With your gear so conveniently located and easy to reach, you can comfortably grasp your flight bag or a sweater.
The Sport Cruiser holds 128 pounds of luggage as there are wing lockers in each wing that hold 44 pounds each. They are 17” x 17” x 9”.
The Sport Cruiser carries 30 gallons of fuel in the wings like other conventional GA aircraft . The Sport Cruiser’s ample 30 gallon capacity allows exceptional endurance.
The Sport Cruiser has six large bolts attaching the wings to the fuselage by way of a one piece continuous main spar that passes under the seats.
You can see the six bolts that attach the wing to the spar and also notice that the Sport Cruiser aluminum is zinc chromate painted for corrosion protection.
Push pull rods are typically found on very expensive planes such as the one half million dollar Mooney Ovation. I was very impressed to find aileron and elevator push pull rods on the Sport Cruiser.
A ground adjustable American Sensenich propeller is an approved option for both Tecnams and the Sport Cruiser. The ground adjustable prop can be set for cruising speed up to the max LSA allowable 120 kts.
You can get very nice avionics in your Sport Cruiser or Tecnam. Our next Sport Cruiser and Eaglet will come with a Garmin oversized 8” 695 GPS and a TruTrak EFIS with built in Autopilot with GPS steering and Altitude hold as well as rate of climb. It will have a back up handheld Icom A14 Com in addition to the Garmin SL40, the GTX 327 transponder and the PS 3000 intercom. We will, of course, customize your aircraft to fit your needs. Do you want to listen to your Ipod during flight? No problem, as we will wire a jack to the stereo intercom. How about your cell phone? Let us know which one you would prefer, and we’ll hard wire a cell phone dock onto the panel that will connect to your headsets for getting clearances or talking to your folks to let them know you are on your way!
(When you’re on the ground, of course!)
141 SF high lift wing allows soft landings. Vso is only 28 knots.
Cruise in living room comfort at over 130 MPH.
The visibility is outstanding.
We have been selling Tecnam LSA’s for several years and think the Tecnam Eaglet is an excellent trainer as it lands very similar to a Cessna 152 as it has about the same glide ratio of 12:1. It is great in a crosswind and climbs at an unbelievable 1200 FPM. I have flown it to 15,600 feet and it would have gone higher.
The workmanship is superb.
131 SF high lift wing allows soft landings. Vso is only 42 knots.
Great visibility, easy entrance, generous shoulder room.
Fast, amazing climb rate and superb crosswind capability.
Lou Mancuso 516-658-1847
Sport Flying USA, Inc.
13 Felix Ave. Box 303, Remsenburg, NY 11960
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