The V-Lite F2T is desisigned to comply with our Australian sub 70kg regulations. The regs allow hang glider pilots to fly sub 70kg aircraft with a simple powered endorsement. This means no need to do a full microlight licence.
The F2T wing although specially adapted to fly with the V-Lite can also be flown as a foot launched hang glider. This aspect makes the T-lite even better value.
The Polini two stroke 110cc 20.5hp engine is an excellent choice for this type of aircraft. The climb performance is surprisingly good and the finish of the engine superb. Polini is a well known brand around the world as you will see with a simple Google search.
Everyone at the factory can’t get enough of flying the V-Lite with the easy handling F2 wing. It’s fun and simple and very transportable.
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||The Polini Thor 100 engine puts out 20.5 HP which gives the V-lite/F2 an impressive climb rate.
Click on the specifications link on the left of this page.
||IThe V-Lite base not only looks good it is engineered to allow for easy storage and transport without the need for a trailer. It also has a mast complete with safety wire to that hinges forward to allow for easy attachment of the F2T wing..|
||The 10 litre fuel tank can be easily removed in seconds with no messy fuel leakes to deal with. Simply push the button on the detachachable fuel line connection and pull the tank out from behind the seat.|
||The Upholstered seat is easily removed for the pack-up and is very comfortable even after hours of fun flying|
||Many pilots ask about storage. The idea of taking a V-Lite on a flying camping expedition has caught the imagination of a few of our customers. There is plenty of storage room behind the seat for a bit of camping gear so let the imagination go wild.
There is also the option to add a parachute behind the pilot on top of the seat.
||The simplest way to add instruments is to use the Braunger hang gliding instument. This does altitude, airspeed and has a variometer with audio showing rate of climb and descent. Some pilots already have these so this will be an option. A hour meter is an included instrument.|
||The propeller is carbon fibre two blade and provides smooth and balanced thrust for the Bailey engine. Note also that the wheels on the T-Lite are of a diameter that will still allow fairly rough paddock operation.|
* Polini 20.5HP Two Stroke Engine
* 10 Litre Fuel Tank with Quick Release Fuel Line
* 2 Blade Carbon Fibre Propeller
* Hour Meter, HAll Air Speed Indicator
* Upholstered removable seat
* Foot Throttle Control
* F2T Wing
* Airborne Engineering
* Complies to Sub 70kg and US part 103
* Can be dissasembled for transport by motor vehicle, Ute or station wagon.
|Never Exceed Speed (Vne) indicated||46||kts||85||km/hr||53||mph|
|Manoeuvring Speed (Va) indicated||34||kts||63||km/hr||39||mph|
|Cruise Speed @ MTOW||29||kts||54||km/hr||33||mph|
|Stall Speed @ MTOW||16||kts||33||km/hr||18||mph|
|Climb Rate(28 mph) @ MTOW 210kg||390||ft/min||2.0||m/sec||390||ft/min|
|Climb Rate (28 mph) @ 170kg||460||ft/min||2.3||m/sec||460||ft/min|
|Best Climb Speed||23||kts||43||km/hr||26||mph|
|Take off Distance to 15 mts or 50 feet- Note 1||125||m||125||m||410||ft|
|Land Distance @ MTOW from 15 mts- Note 1||210||m||210||m||689||ft|
|Descent Rate 28 mph @ MTOW – Note 3||360||ft/min||1.83||m/sec||360||ft/min|
|Glide Angle at 28 mph||6.84||:1||6.84||:1||6.84||:1|
|Fuel Tank Capacity – Note 3||10||lt||10||lt||2.6||gal|
|Typical Fuel Burn @ Cruise (MTOW)||2.9||lt/hr||2.9||lt/hr||0.8||gal/hr|
|Range @ Cruise||176||km||176||km||109||miles|
|NOTE 1: Take off and landing distances were measured from a short grass runway.|
|NOTE 2: Fuel consumption figures are included as a guide only. The consumption figures should not be used for planning purposes.|
|NOTE 3: Maximum usable fuel 9.5 Liters or 2.5 US Gal|
|Max take off weight (MTOW)||177||kg||177||kg||390||Ibs|
|Max Base Weight F2T Wing (W susp)||152||kg||152||kg||335||lbs|
|Ultimate load @ MTOW||+6g / -3g|
|Flight limits @ MTOW||+4g / -0g|
|Total maximum pilot weight||100||kg||100||kg||220||lbs|
|Permitted range of pilot weight||50-110||kg||50-110||kg||110-220||lbs|
|Typical Empty Weight with (F2T 24kg)||69.5||kg||69.5||kg||153||lbs|
|Maximum empty weight (see note 3)||89||kg||89||kg||196||lbs|
|NOTE 3: Includes minimum fuel and 86kg pilot|
|Wing Area||17.7||sq mts||17.7||sq mts||191||sq ft|
|Overall Height (Control Bar Fwd)||3.45||m||3.45||m||11.31||ft|
|Trike Width (to outside of wheels)||1.25||m||1.25||m||4.08||ft|
|Wing (Packed) Length||5.90||m||5.90||m||19.36||ft|
|Wing Length (Short Packed)||4.1||m||4.1||m||13.45||ft|
|Model||Thor 100||Type||H30F 1.3m L-M-06-2|
|Type||2 Stroke – 110cc||Pitch||6 deg 5cm from tip|