General manager and
founder of Pipistrel
Matevz's flight around the World is a real statement to the extreme aero-efficiency of Pipistrel aircraft. The Virus SW will once again prove its leading role by flying faster, further and higher than ever before while using less fuel than any other aircraft out there.
AIRPLANE PIPISTREL VIRUS-SW
PIPISTREL VIRUS-SW (standard configuration)
ROTAX 912 ULS
max take off weight (MTOW)
fuel tanks capacity
450/ 600 kg
2 x 50 l
|stall with flaps|
stall without flaps
cruising speed (75% power)
max. horizontal speed
turbulence penetration speed Vb
max climb rate (450 kg)
take off run (450 kg)
service ceiling (450 kg)
fuel consum. at cruis. speed
max load factor permitted ( x 1,8)
In Pipistrel factory our plane Pipistrel Virus-SW standard version has been modified especially for GreenLight WorldFlight to achieve extreme distance (4000+ km), altitude (9000 m) and to be able to operate at extreme temperatures (ranging from +50 to -50 degrees Celsius).
Standar Rotax 912S engine has been replaced by Rotax914 turbo with intercooler. The wing tank capacity was increased up to 300 litres and the baggage compartment got specially designed 50 litres fuselage tank.
Cockpit was modified with new IFR instruments, HF radio and Spidertrack tracking device. The aircraft has been tested up to 750 kg MTOM (maximum take off mass) and registered as experimental.
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