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    Virus SW - Technical Specifications
LSA Accepted    
  • 35' 1½" wingspan
  • Glide ratio 17:1
  • 120 knots with Rotax 912 80hp
  • 120 knots with Rotax 912 100hp
  • 3.0 gph at 120 knots
  • Up to 7.5 hours endurance
  • Available in tail dragger or nosewheel configuration
  • Great for thermalling, slope soaring or just having fun
  • Fantastic touring aircraft
  • 3 blade propeller
  • Large luggage capacity with optional external access
  • Easy to hangar 35 ft wingspan
  • LSA Version supplied with 3 blade fixed pitch propeller

Virus SW Technical Specifications with 80 and 100 hp engines at various take off weights.

Virus SW
Virus SW 80
1042 pounds MTOW
Virus SW 100
1042 pounds MTOW
 Virus SW 100
1322 pounds MTOW
ENGINE ROTAX
ROTAX 912 UL
ROTAX 912 ULS
ROTAX 912 ULS
max power
80 hp at 5800 RPM
100 hp at 5800 RPM
100 hp at 5800 RPM
PROPELLER
Pipistrel VARIO
Variable pitch
Variable pitch
SIZES
 
 
 
wing span
35.13 ft
35.13 ft
35.13 ft
length
21.33 ft
21.33 ft
21.33 ft
height
6.07 ft
6.07 ft
6.07 ft
wing area
96.6 ft2
96.6 ft2
96.6 ft2
rudder area
11.8 ft2
11.8 ft2
11.8 ft2
tail area
11.6 ft2
11.6 ft2
11.6 ft2
aspect ratio
11.3
11.3
11.3
positive flaps
9 deg. 19 deg 
9 deg. 19 deg
9 deg. 19 deg
negative flaps
5 deg 
5 deg 
5 deg 
center of gravity
25% - 37%
25% - 37%
25% - 37%
WEIGHTS
 
 
 
empty weight
632 pounds
637 pounds
637 pounds
max take off weight (MTOW)
1042 pounds
1042 pounds
1322 pounds
fuel tanks capacity
2 x 13.2 gal
2 x 13.2 gal
2 x 13.2 gal
useful fuel
2 x 12.4 gal
2 x 12.4 gal
2 x 12.4 gal
Baggage weights with parachute fitted
40 pounds
40 pounds
45 pounds
PERFORMANCE
DATA for MTOW 1042 pounds
DATA for MTOW 1322 pounds
Note: Performance for LSA registered aircraft are limited to 120 knots maximum straight and level speed
stall with flaps
35 knots
35 knots
38 knots
stall without flaps
43 knots
43 knots
43 knots
cruising speed (75% power)
133 knots
147 knots
142.5 knots
max. horizontal speed
142 knots
153 knots
148.5 knots
VNE
163 knots
163 knots
163 knots
max speed with airbrakes
111 knots
111 knots
111 knots
max speed with flaps
70 knots
70 knots
70 knots
turbulence penetration speed Vb
135 knots
135 knots
135 knots
best climb speed
76 knots
76 knots
80 knots
max climb rate
1200 fpm
1653 fpm
1299 fpm
best glide ratio speed
64 knots
64 knots
66 knots
best glide
1:17
1:15
1:15
take off run
460 feet
311 feet
460 feet
take off over 15 m obstacle
738 feet
575 feet
755 feet
service ceiling
20300 feet
22300 feet
19000 feet
45° - 45° roll time
1.6 sec 
1.6 sec 
1.6 sec
fuel consum. at cruis. speed
3.59 gph
4.7 gph
4.76 gph
endurance
6.9 hours 
5.3 hours
5.0 h
range distance
890 nm
783 nm
765 nm
max load factor permitted ( x 1.8)
+4g  -2g 
+4g  -2g 
+4g  -2g 
design safety factors & tested
minumum 1.875
minumum 1.875
minumum 1.875


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