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    ALPHA Trainer - Technical Specifications
LSA Accepted    
  • 34' 6" wingspan
  • 108 knot cruise with the 80hp Rotax 912
  • 3.6gph at 108 knots
  • 2.5gph circuits
  • Nosewheel configuration
  • Traditional instruments
  • Designed for training
  • Comfortable aircraft
  • Low running costs
  • Radio, transponder GPS & ballistic parachute included in standard package

Specifications Pipistrel ALPHA Trainer – 550 kgs MTOM

engine Rotax 912 UL2
rated power 80 hp at 5,800 rpm
propeller fixed pitch diameter 63’’ 1620 mm

dimensions

feet

metric

wing span
34’ 6’’
10.5 m
length
21’ 4’’
6.5 m
height
6’ 9”
2.05 m
wing surface area
100 sqft
9.29 m2
vertical fin surface area
11.8 sqft
1.1 m2
rudder surface area
4.8 sqft
0.45 m2
horizontal stabilizer and elevator surface area
11.6 sqft
1.08 m2
aspect ratio
11.8

weights

lbs

kgs

maximum weight takeoff* (varies with markets)
1212 lbs
550 kg
maximum weight landing
1212 lbs
550 kg
standard empty weight
615 lbs
279 kg
typical empty weight - ready to fly
634 lbs
287.7 kg
payload without fuel
597 lbs
271 kg
payload with full fuel
518 lbs
235 kg
minimum combined cockpit crew weight
121 lbs
55 kg
baggage allowance, maximum (baggage area floor limit)
55 lbs
25 kg
baggage allowance, typical with full fuel
22 lbs
10 kg

performance

Knots

MPH

KPH

stall speed (flaps extended)
37 kts
39 mph
68 km/h
stall speed (flaps retracted)
43 kts
41 mph
80 km/h
cruise speed 75% (5300 RPM)
108 kts
124 mph
201 km/h
maximum horizontal speed at sea level
120 kts
138 mph
222 km/h
VNE
135 kts
155 mph
250 km/h
max speed with flaps down
70 kts
80 mph
130 km/h
maneuvering speed
86 kts
99 mph
160 km/h
turbulence penetration speed
108 kts
124 mph
201 km/h
best climb speed
76 kts
88 mph
140 km/h
max climb speed Vx
52 kts
59 mph
98 km/h
max climb rate
1220 fpm
6.2 m/sec
min sink rate
440 fpm
2.2 m/sec
min sink speed
58 kts
67 mph
108 km/h
best glide ratio
17.1
best glide ratio speed
64 kts
74 mph
118 km/h
takeoff - ground roll - at MTOM
459 ft
140 m
takeoff total distance over 50 ft obst. at MTOM
738 ft
225 m
landing distance over 50 ft obst.
1510 ft
460 m
absolute ceiling at MTOM
18,000 ft
5500 m
flap settings
0°, 15°,  25°
load factor permitted
+4 -2 g
load factor tested
+/- 7.5g
designed safety factors
1.875
45° to 45° roll time
2.6 sec
center of gravity (MAC)
25% - 38%

fuel

standard fuel capacity, total
13.2 US gal
50 liters
standard fuel capacity, usable
12.7 US gal
48 liters
standard fuel weight full
79.4 lbs
36 kg
fuel flow at cruise speed 108 knots (typical)
3.6 gph
13.6 l/h
standard endurance at cruise speed 108 knots (excluding 30 min reserve)
3.0 hours
180 minutes
standard range at cruise speed 108 knots (excluding 30 min reserve)
324 NM
600 km
best speed for max cruise endurance
90 knots @ 4900-5000 rpm
max cruise endurance 90 KIAS
3.6 hours + 30 min reserve
NOTE:  Pipistrel reserves the right to revise this specification sheet whenever occasioned by product improvement, government authority, regulations or any other good cause.

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