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    Virus - Technical Specifications
LSA Accepted    
  • 40' 10½" wingspan
  • Glide ratio 24:1
  • 120 knot cruise with Rotax 912
  • 3.4 gph
  • Up to 7.5 hours endurance
  • Available in tail dragger or nosewheel configuration
  • Perfect for thermalling or slope soaring
  • Fantastic touring aircraft
  • Automatically feathering propeller
  • Large luggage capacity with optional external access
  • Easy to hangar

Virus Technical Specifications

MODEL VIRUS 912
ENGINE ROTAX ROTAX 912 UL2
max power (with 2 carb.) 80 hp at 5500 rpm
PROPELLER Pipistrel VARIO
SIZES
wing span 40' 10½"
length 20.99 ft
height 6.56 ft
wing area 118.41 ft2
rudder area 11.84 ft2
tail area 17.55 ft2
aspect ratio 13.1
positive flaps 10 deg. 18 deg
negative flaps 5 deg
center of gravity 25% - 37%
WEIGHTS
empty weight 628 pounds
max take off weight (MTOW) 1235 Pounds
fuel tanks capacity 2x7.93 or 2x13.2 US G
useful fuel 15 US gallons or 26 US gallons
PERFORMANCES
stall with flaps 34.6 Knots
39.8 MPH
stall without flaps 39.9 Knots
46.0 MPH
cruising speed 121.5 Knots
139.8 MPH
max speed with airbrakes out 86.4 Knots
99.4 MPH
max speed with flaps down 70.2 Knots
80.8 MPH
manoeuvring speed 73.0 Knots
83.9 MPH
max. horizontal speed 128.5 Knots
147.9 MPH
VNE 135.0 Knots
155 MPH
best climb speed 70.2 Knots
80.8 MPH
max climb rate (MTOW) 1220 fpm
climb rate at 140 km/h 1378 fpm
min.sink speed 48.6 Knots
60.0 MPH
min.sink (prop. 90 deg.) 338 fpm
max. sink with airbrakes 1082 fpm
best glide ratio speed 59.4 Knots
68.4 MPH
best glide (prop. 90 deg.) 24:1
glide at 150 km/h (prop 90 deg) 15:1
take off run MTOW 315 ft
take off over 15 m MTOW 508 ft
service ceiling MTOW 26500 ft
45°- 45° roll time 3.1 sec
endurance 5.6 hours
range distance 680 N Miles
max load factor permitted (x1.8) +4g - 2g
max load factor tested + 7.2g - 7.2g
fuel consumption at cruise speed 2.5 GPH
ERGONOMICS
cabin width 43 1/3 inches
Max Pilot Height + 6' 4"


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