The Aerobatic Team's aircraft are based in South Africa and include...
Four XtremeAir XA42 (Sbach) aircraft are permanently based in China. Due to airspace restrictions in China the planes are transported to each event by road in 2 x 40ft containers where they are assembled for the Airshow.
Airframe is a carbon monocoque construction. The wing is a one piece double box main spar. Ailerons are hinged on 5 points and equipped with spades to reduce control forces and enhance handling. Main gear struts are steel spring type. Tailwheel is linked to the rudder pedals and is lockable.
Wings & tailplane are removable, allowing packing of 2 aircraft per 40 ft container for shipping.
Powerplant: Lycoming AEIO-580 B1A, 6 cylinder piston engine with 235kW / 315HP. Inverted aerobatic oil system. Exhaust system 2 x 3-in-1
Proppellar: MTV-9-B-C/C203-20d 3-blade propeller with 80 inch diameter.
Factory Website: www.xtremeair.com
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