The SportCruiser is used extensively for flight training around the world.

The SportCruiser is a double-seat, all-metal aircraft, arranged as a low-wing mono-plane with cantilevered wings and conventional empennage. It is successfully operated in more than 30 countries all around the world and the 600th unit will be produced and placed on the market in the early 2017, making the SportCruiser one of the most successful aircraft of the entire LSA category.

LOW OPERATIONAL COSTS

EASY MAINTENANCE

SOLID AND RELIABLE STRUCTURE

MOST SPACIOUS & REFINED COCKPIT

FLEXIBILITY OF LUGGAGE SPACE

LOW OPERATIONAL COSTS

Life cycle costs represent one of the key factors in the decision making process in any new aircraft acquisition.

 

The new generation SportCruiser has the lowest opera- tional costs in its class and can provide considerable benefits to flight school operations when compared to older or different categories of aircraft. Our ongoing modernization process, integration of up-to-date technologies and highly competitive acquisition cost the SportCruiser a very attractive option for all user groups.

EASY MAINTENANCE

Due to the intelligent construction of the aircraft coupled with smart design elements and applied technologies, the SportCruiser is perceived by the operators as a very easy maintainable aircraft. The simplified maintenance procedures make the SportCruiser an ideal solution specifically for flight schools and operators of large fleets.

SOLID AND RELIABLE STRUCTURE

Czech Sport Aircraft currently holds both Production Organisation Approval (Part 21) and Design Organisation Approval (Part 21) issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The company‘s technological excellence, long term experience and dedication to innovation make Czech Sport Aircraft a leader in the Light Sport Aircraft segment of the present General Aviation market. Thanks to the all-metal structure, selected materials and modern processes involved in the production of the SportCruiser, the aircraft is a very solid and reliable air vehicle perfectly suited to highly frequent exploitation in the flight training role.

MOST SPACIOUS & REFINED COCKPIT IN ITS CLASS

The SportCruiser boasts by far the most spacious and ergonomic cockpit in its class and a level of comfort and refinement that is second to none. The first-class choice of fabric and leather upholstery, advanced on-board climate control and defogging systems together with the easy control and high endurance of the aircraft provide for the SportCruiser being widely recognized as also a true cross-country aircraft.

FLEXIBILITY OF LUGGAGE SPACE GUARANTEED

The SportCruiser boasts by far the most spacious and ergonomic cockpit in its class and a level of comfort and refinement that is second to none. The first-class choice of fabric and leather upholstery, advanced on-board climate control and defogging systems together with the easy control and high endurance of the aircraft provide for the SportCruiser being widely recognized as also a true cross-country aircraft.

THE NEW BENCHMARK FOR FLIGHT TRAINING

Current statistics show than around 70% of all aircraft produced by Czech Sport Aircraft are quite intensively utilized by flight training organizations both for basic and advanced flight training as well as for time building.
Latest market analysis clearly prove the market leadership of the SportCruiser in the segment of LSA aircraft used for flight training.
Currently over 20 flight training organizations just in the USA are successfully operating the SportCruiser.
Excellent flight characteristics, robust and highly durable airframe structure predetermine the SportCruiser for being easily and effectively flown by students – beginners and thus make it the best aviation tool for the basic and advanced flight training.
Thanks to its excellent design features, cost effective operation and the highest aviation safety standards applied upon the SportCruiser design and strictly followed during production in the EASA certified Production Organization, the aircraft has established itself as the new world standard in up-to-date and highly cost efficient flight training.

The SportCruiser has been approved for operation in the USA in the LSA category according to the FAA Accepted ASTM Consensus Standards and can be operated in other countries recognizing this regulation, e.g. South Africa, Australia, Israel and UAE countries. The SportCruiser represents the ideal and well proven platform for basic and advanced flight training, basic military pilot training, general recreational flying and air tourism.

DESIGN OVERVIEW

BASIC DESIGN

The SportCruiser is a double-seat, all-metal aircraft, arranged as a low-wing monoplane with cantilevered wings and conventional empennage.
The aircraft has a tricycle fixed landing gear of nose type. The SportCruiser has been approved for operation in the USA and other countries in the LSA category according to the FAA Accepted ASTM Consensus Standards.

WING

The wings are of all-metal main spar structure with a rear spar. Each of the two wings is attached to the center section fuselage by means of 6 shear bolts. Fuel tank is located in each wing with a capacity of 57 litres. Unique lockable storage compartment is located in each wing with a load capacity of 10kg each.
The wing tips are made from carbon-glass composite. Both wings are equipped with electrically controlled flaps and ailerons. The right aileron is fitted also with electrical trim.
Position and strobe lights are installed in the wing tips.

TAIL UNIT

The aircraft tail unit consists of the vertical fin, the rudder, the horizontal stabilizer and the elevator with trim tabs. The elevator is well balanced by the electrically controlled trim of the elevator. The elevator is equipped also with a balance tab for aircraft better controllability and balance of the control forces.

FUSELAGE

The fuselage is designed as a semi monocoque conventional all-metal structure. The cockpit fixed frame and the movable frame are made from a composite. The main undercarriage is attached directly to the bottom part of the fuselage. The nose landing gear is attached to the firewall.

POWER SUPPLY

The aircraft is powered by 12V DC electrical network.

COCKPIT

The SportCruiser boasts by far the most spacious in its class, which provides utmost level of comfort and highly ergonomic arrangement to the flying crew.

The canopy window is made from plexiglass and is fitted with two openable side windows. There is a luggage compartment behind the pilot seats with the load capacity of 18 kg.The instrument desk consists of three panels. Thanks to dual flight controls and pedals the aircraft is fully controllable from both pilot seats. The cockpit is equipped with adjustable pedals.The first-class choice of materials used for the cockpit upholstery, advanced on-board climate control and defogging systems together with the easy flight control and high endurance of the aircraft provide for the SportCruiser being widely recognized also as a true cross-country aircraft.

With the unique baggage lockers integrated into both wings together with the spacious baggage compartment located in the rear part of the cockpit, the SportCruiser will always guarantee optimum flexibility for that weekend away.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Engine:Rotax 912 ULS2
Power:100 HP (73.5Kw) at 5800 RPM
Fuel:Mogas RON 95, Avgas 100 LL, EN 228
Propeller:Sensenich Fixed 3-blade (*)
Wingspan:28.22 ft (8.6 m)
Length:21.72 ft (6.62 m)
Height:7.60 ft (2.315 m)
Wing surface area:132.4 sq ft (12.3 m²)
Cockpit width:3.85 ft (1.17 m)
MTOW:1,320 lbs (600 kg)
Empty weight:855.4 lbs (388 kg)
Max. baggage weight in cockpit compartment:40 lbs (18 kg)
Max. baggage weight in each wing locker:22 lbs (10 kg)
Cruise speed at 3,000 ft and 75% power:93 KIAS (172 km/h)
Max. horizontal speed:119 KIAS (220 km/h)
VNE :138 KIAS (255 km/h)
Stall speed VS0:31 KIAS (55 km/h)
Climb rate:825 ft/min (4.2 m/s)
Take-off distance to 50 ft (15 m):
   Concrete:1,270 ft (387 m)
   Grass:1,499 ft (457 m)
Braking distance:
   Concrete:479 ft (146 m)
   Grass:364 ft (111 m)
Range (30 min. reserve):516 NM (953 km)
Endurance:5 hours 25 min
Fuel capacity:30 US Gal. (114 l)
Average fuel consumption:4.6 US Gal./Hour (17.5 l/h)

SPECIFICATIONS AND EQUIPMENT

POWER PLANT

  • Rotax 912ULS2 74kW/100hp engine
  • Woodcomp Klassic propeler 170/3/R
  • Sensenich 3B0R5R68C propeller (*)

EQUIPMENT

  • Locking canopy
  • Canopy lock signalisation
  • Flight controls on left & right side
  • Adjustable pedals (both seats) with breaks
  • 4-point seat belts (both seats)
  • Wing locker in each wing
  • Locking fuel tanks (2x 57 litres)
  • Electrical aileron trim
  • Electrical elevator trim
  • PTT & trim settings on control stick
  • Electrical flap setting, indicator on MFD
  • Dual hydraulic brakes
  • Parking brake
  • Spats
  • Positional, strobe & landing light
  • Canopy sunshade
  • 12V jack plug
  • BRS Parachute System (*)

AVIONICS AND INSTRUMENTS

  • 2x SkyView SV-HDX1100 touch screen both with back-up battery SV-BAT-320
  • SkyView Internal Autopilot (*)
  • SV-AP-PANEL Autopilot control panel (*)
  • SV-KNOB-PANEL Knob control panel (*)
  • Primary air data, attitude, heading reference system, SV-ADAHRS-200
  • Back-up air data, attitude, heading reference system, SV-ADAHRS-201
  • SkyView SV-GPS-2020 built-in GPS
  • SV-MAP-270 navigation software
  • Transponder (S-Mode Class 2)
  • SV-EMS-220 Engine Monitoring Module
  • OAT Probe
  • Pitch Trim Indicator on MFD
  • Aileron Trim Indicator on MFD
  • ADS-B receiver SV-ADSB-472
  • VHF + NAV/COM Garmin GNC 255
  • Intercom
  • ELT
  • Stall Warning
  • GPS Garmin 796 (*)

(*) Optional item