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AIRCRAFT INFORMATION Pipistrel ALPHA Trainer 80 HP (Rotax 912 UL2) © JULY 2013, Revision 05 | www.pipistrel-usa.com | info@pipistrel-usa.com

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Pipistrel ALPHA Trainer Information Pack Introduction This document is published for the purpose of providing general information about the Pipistrel ALPHA Trainer Aircraft. Distributors/promoters and customers should familiarize themselves with this document to assist in their evaluation of this aircraft. Should more information be required, please contact Pipistrel d.o.o. Ajdovscina Goriska cesta 50a SI-5270 Ajdovscina Slovenia, EU. www.pipistrel.si www.pipistrel-usa.com This document has been produced for the release of the Pipistrel ALPHA Trainer in May 2012. With the ongoing...

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Pipistrel ALPHA Trainer Information Pack General description All information herein applies to the Pipistrel ALPHA Trainer aircraft fitted with Rotax 912 80HP engine. The Pipistrel ALPHA Trainer aircraft is a pre-molded, composite built, two seat, single engine, high wing, tricycle design, high performance and very economical Light Sport Aircraft (LSA). The aircraft is available in a fixed configuration of instrumentation and is targeted directly to flight schools and the training market but can also be used by recreational flyers looking for a fully featured aircraft at very reasonable...

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Pipistrel ALPHA Trainer Information Pack Weights, center of gravity and fuel information The design maximum takeoff weight for the new Pipistrel ALPHA Trainer is 1210 lbs (550 kg) with 602 lbs (250 kg) useful load and the fuel capacity is 13.2 US gallons (50 liters) providing around 4 hours total flight time. ALPHA Trainer maximum takeoff weight maximum landing weight typical empty weight payload without fuel payload with full fuel baggage allowance, maximum (baggage floor limit) baggage allowance, typical with full fuel fuel capacity, total fuel capacity, usable fuel weight full standard...

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Pipistrel ALPHA Trainer Information Pack Showing the Pipistrel ALPHA Trainer in Nose Wheel (tricycle) configuration, dimensions are in feet and inches. © JULY 2013, Revision 05 | www.pipistrel-usa.com | info@pipistrel-usa.com

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Pipistrel ALPHA Trainer Information Pack Performance Data published here is for take-off weight of 1212 lbs (550 kg), ISA conditions at sea level. Velocity Stall speed clean Stall speed flaps up Stall speed landing configuration Stall speed flaps full Max. speed flaps extended Do not exceed this speed with flaps extended (+15, +25 degrees) Design maneouvring speed Do not make full or abrupt control movements above this speed Velocity never to be exceeded Never exceed this speed in any operation Velocity for normal operations Maximum structural cruising speed in turbulent air Airspeed...

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Pipistrel ALPHA Trainer Information Pack What is new? The new Pipistrel ALPHA Trainer is the latest release in the Pipistrel family of aircraft; introduced at Aero Friedrichshafen in April 2012 it has already been a success with more than one dozen orders prior to its release. The Pipistrel ALPHA Trainer aircraft has been designed as an entry level aircraft perfect for flight schools and training organizations looking for a fully featured aircraft at a very reasonable price. Geometry The main differences from the existing Pipistrel aircraft and the new Pipistrel ALPHA Trainer aircraft is...

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Pipistrel ALPHA Trainer Information Pack Standard equipment The Pipistrel ALPHA Trainer is targeted to flight schools and flight training operations. The aircraft is delivered standard with a complement of instrumentation including flight instruments, engine instruments, radio, transponder and Garmin GPS. At the time of release the aircraft is supplied with both analogue and glass instrumentation in the standard package. Livery and tinted glass Pipistrel wants to clearly differentiate the Pipistrel ALPHA Trainer from other aircraft and this is why the Pipistrel ALPHA Trainer carries a whole...

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Pipistrel ALPHA Trainer Information Pack aircraft is however not suitable for aerobatics, despite the +4 G, -2 G allowable loads. Pipistrel cannot prevent people doing aerobatic maneuvers in the Pipistrel ALPHA Trainer, but we do not approve it – the reason is in aerodynamics. The Pipistrel ALPHA Trainer has so little drag that it picks up speed MUCH quicker than other aircraft with little drag. This can be dangerous in aerobatic maneuvers (also spins, which are completely recoverable) and an average pilot can very quickly overstress the airframe because the VNE can be exceeded in a steep...

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Pipistrel ALPHA Trainer Information Pack Real life performance True to Pipistrel performance, all data published for the Pipistrel ALPHA Trainer is accurate and acquired from flight testing. Please note that the data is published for the take-off mass of 550 kg and ISA Sea Level conditions. On a hot summer day expect the cruise speed figures to be a maximum 10 km/h (5 kts) less than those in ISA Sea Level and take-off performance degraded by maximum 20%. Further information about aircraft performance in hot conditions and on grass runways is also included in the flight manual. Baggage...

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Pipistrel ALPHA Trainer Information Pack The warranty on Pipistrel aircraft is 12 months or 100 hours whichever comes earlier. The airframe is covered by Pipistrel, the engine is covered by Rotax International warranty and individual warranties are carried by the instrument and avionics manufacturers. A full copy of the warranty conditions is available on request. Wingspan and wing removal The wingspan of the Pipistrel ALPHA Trainer is 34’ 6’’ (10.5 m) which is 18” (0.5 m) less than a Cessna 172. The wings can be removed in around 15 minutes. © JULY 2013, Revision 05 | www.pipistrel-usa.com...

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