Flight Design CTLS Light Sport Aircraft with Factory Hand Controls

Flight Design CTLS Light Sport Aircraft with Factory Hand Controls

The CTLS is the newest EASA Type Certified evolutionary model of the Flight Design CT line of aircraft. Longer, lower and sleeker, the CTLS was designed specifically for the Light-Sport category and offers many features to improve comfort and performance.

Flight Design has conducted extensive customer research including questionnaires at leading air shows. Based on those results and the design opportunities allowed under the ASTM Light-Sport standards, the CTLS was developed.

The Flight Design development team has worked for more than 24 months on development of the CTLS and invested significantly in this evolved design.

Flight Design used industry specialists and advanced tools including full-scale wind tunnel testing in the Mercedes wind tunnel to further refine the new aerodynamic design. Next generation computer flight test systems were used to develop the flight dynamics in a first for the Light-Sport Aircraft industry.

Flight Design is committed to remain the leader in the Light-Sport Aircraft category. Employing progressive design concepts and modern safety know-how, Flight Design joins the latest engineering techniques and software to state-of-the-art materials.

The CTLS is an aircraft capable of flying non-stop from Chicago to NYC, Charlotte to Dallas, and London to Frankfurt or Munich to Rome… flights of 1,800 km (1,000 miles). The large comfortable cabin and excellent visibility of the CTLS makes all your flights more enjoyable and a better environment for learning how to fly.

In production since 1997, more than 1,700 Flight Design CTs have been delivered to customers, worldwide. By operating the CTLS in some of the most challenging conditions on earth, Flight Design team members continue to learn and improve the aircraft. The CTLS incorporates evolutionary changes that make it a great airplane for the demands of flying clubs and flight schools as well as private owners.

A modern aircraft should have all the safety improvements available for protecting the pilot and passenger. Every CT has a time-proven rigid carbon fiber cockpit forming a safety cell plus fourpoint harnesses. The standard equipment airframe parachute system is an important addition to the list of safety features on the CTLS. The system is always available should you need it.

A German Airworthiness Certificate was first issued in 1997. The Special Light Sport Aircraft FAA Airworthiness Certificate was issued to a CT in April 2005. Compliance of the Aircraft has been verified by the independent LAMA audit in March 2008.

DGAC of India registered the CTLS in October 2009 for India. November 2009 the CTLS received the Chinese Type Design Approval, issued for the first time ever for an LSA aircraft by the CAAC of China in combination with a Production Approval. And in April, 2012 the CTLS received EASA Type Certificate!

Since the first flight, over a thousand owners have loved the high cruise speed, low stall speed, and the spacious cabin of all CTs.

AERODINÂMICA

The fuselage on the CTLS is 390 mm (1 ft 1 in) longer, which increases pitch stability and dampening significantly. The result for pilots is a smoother ride in turbulence and much easier landings.

By optimizing the shape of the fuselage, drag has been reduced while cleaning the airflow to the stabilizer. The smallest improvements were executed to further increase lift and reduce drag.

The stabilizer trim tab incorporates a new flexible elastic hinge, which is aerodynamically cleaner plus the control linkage has improved gearing for finer control and better trim feel.

The wing of the CTLS uses the same efficient airfoil as the CTSW. Advanced winglets reduce induced drag, improving climb, cruising range and aileron control at low speeds while conveying a 21st-Century look.

No total, as alterações aerodinâmicas melhoraram a estabilidade dos CTLs e sua facilidade de voar significativamente. Enquanto a velocidade máxima dos CTLs ilimitados é impressionantemente alta, todos os CTLs voam com eficiência e baixo consumo de combustível em todas as velocidades.

Pousos felizes!

Os novos amortecedores de polímero de uretano na engrenagem do nariz dão um amortecimento alto e ajudam a suavizar pousos duros. O novo equipamento principal composto, desenvolvido e produzido por um fornecedor aeroespacial certificado, é robusto e absorve mais de 50% da energia no primeiro rebote. A tecnologia de moagem CNC de cinco eixos produziu os moldes de metal para o novo equipamento de pouso principal composto. Os pneus novos desenvolvidos em conjunto com nossos parceiros fornecem o equilíbrio correto de durabilidade, desempenho e peso leve.

PRODUÇÃO

A produção do CTLS é realizada na Ucrânia por nossa equipe jovem e altamente motivada, perto da área do Black Sea Resort, da Crimeia. Juntamente com o desenvolvimento da TC original, nossa própria empresa de P&D e fabricação foi criada. Estamos constantemente expandindo nossas instalações de produção e funcionários para atender à crescente demanda. A Ucrânia tem uma forte cultura de aviação que remonta ao início do voo tripulado. Os principais fabricantes de estrutura e componentes agora estão fornecendo engenharia e fabricação na Ucrânia para aproveitar os baixos custos de produção, bem como um dos mais altos padrões educacionais de engenharia.

O equilíbrio de segurança e desempenho é atingido por meio de design racional, fabricação bem organizada e uso de materiais ocidentais confiáveis.

O CTLS foi projetado e testado usando os programas CAD mais avançados disponíveis e esses sistemas também são aplicados na produção da aeronave. Estamos orgulhosos de estar na vanguarda da tecnologia da aviação e líder em trazer essa tecnologia estrutural e aerodinâmica para a indústria de planos de luz.

CUSTOS OPERACIONAIS

O CTLS foi construído para se levantar e ir embora. Com baixo consumo de combustível e baixos custos operacionais, você pode se dar ao luxo de voar o que quiser.

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