Special Light Sport Aircraft or SLSA are capable and easy to operate aircraft that have made flying fun, safe and now, thanks to Quicksilver, incredibly affordable.
The Special Light Sport Aircraft (SLSA) classification defined by the FAA enables flying enthusiasts to own an aircraft without the need to assemble an experimental kit. Before this standard was approved, pilots wanting to own an ultralight-type airplane needed to fabricate and assemble a major portion of the aircraft in order to qualify as experimental or amateur built aircraft.
Now, Quicksilver launched its first SLSA, a factory assembled Sport 2SE which brings flying closer to enthusiasts all over the world at an unprecedented price.
Designed to provide a fun experience to the recreational pilot, the Sport 2SE, one of the most popular and safe ultralights ever built, is fully tested, and engineered to reduce cost of operation, maintenance, fuel consumption, and maximize fun.
Some of the characteristics of the SLSA Sport 2S include:
- 1,320 pounds (598.74 kg) maximum takeoff weight (1,430 pounds for seaplanes) (648.64 kg)
- Maximum airspeed of 120 knots (138 mph) (222 kmh)
- Maximum two-person seating capacity (pilot + passenger)
- Single, reciprocating engine
- Fixed or ground-adjustable propeller
- Non-pressurized cabin
- Fixed landing gear (retractable gear allowed for seaplanes)
- Maximum stall speed of 45 knots (52 mph) (83 kmh)
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