Note: New 500 LSA model has arrived in Australia and New Zealand!
STORCH S - 450 & HS
The STORCH is a modern designed aircraft that features RELIABILITY - AERODYNAMIC STABILITY - EXCELLENT HANDLING - VISIBILITY and COMFORT. The STORCH series have the added advantage of being Type Certified aircraft and suitable for PILOT training & private owners.
The STORCH S - 450 is a conventional side-by-side two-seat high wing airplane with conventional tricycle landing gear and Rotax 912 UL engine. It is renowned for short take-off; rapid climb rate and fast cruising speed achieved with low fuel consumption and low operating costs. Another feature is room for tall pilots and comfortable seating as flying comfort is very important on long trips, the STORCH achieves this with a completely closed and roomy cockpit.
The STORCH HS is available with both the Rotax 912 UL and Jabiru 2200 engine.
The Storch currently comes in three different versions, each one featuring unique and amazing characteristics. Each designed for FUN flying.
All Storch models share a common fuselage and tail configuration. However the three models have differing wing configurations, each made specifically to enhance the intended performance.
The wing is a modern carbon composite laminar flow profile with full span flaperons that are (Junker type) on HS versions; all flaps and ailerons are mass weight balanced. On the S -450 the flaps are electric with independent ailerons. The wing and fuselage are connected at two points, by a strut that connects to a lower frame that also supports the landing gear and an upper frame, which crosses the cockpit ceiling.
The fuselage is made of fibreglass with a self-carrying structure strengthened by four bulkheads that guarantee superior strength. The tail boom is made from large diameter aluminium alloy tubing. Aluminium tubing is also used for the wing spar. The front zone of the cockpit is made up of fibreglass with stainless steel firewall on which the engine is mounted and also the front steerable nose wheel. The undercarriage is bolted to the fuselage through a welded tube structure and the main legs are attached to this structure providing excellent suspension. These alloy legs act as a purpose engineered and are designed to absorb all but the worst landings. In the event of an excessively heavy landing the legs will bend and absorb the impact rather than breaking the aircraft, they are quick removable and easily replaced in minutes in the case of an accident. (Extra Heavy duty steel legs are available as an option). Two gull wing entry doors provide easy access. The doorframes are made of composite material and have large polycarbonate windows. The seats frames are made from tubing & trimmed in Dacron and are removable for maintenance or cleaning. Both seats are fully adjustable.
THE DUAL CONTROLS are of conventional type with control stick and rudder pedals, central throttle and brake levers. The STORCH S-450 model comes with a central hydraulic brake lever and disk brakes. The pitch-trim lever is installed on the cockpit ceiling. All the controls are made of welded steel and aluminium. The ailerons are controlled directly from inside the fuselage through rods with ball joints. The horizontal tail elements are operated through double push-pull controls with ball-joint terminals. The ailerons and the stabilizer are mass weight balanced.
All Storch aircraft are provided with the followings flight and Engine instruments:
Vertical speed indicator,
Slip Indicator (Ball Type,)
On the (S) model there is also a flap angle indicator,
Head temperature (CHT),
Exhaust gas temperature (EGT)
Engine hour meter,
Oil Pressure Indicator,
Oil temperature Indicator,
The fuel quantity is 60 litres and the level is checked visually through special wing root rib inspection holes that allow you to see the real fuel level still available in the tank.
Available now from $75,900 + GST ready to fly away. (with 912 UL engine)
Including: Radio & GPS, Standard flight and engine instruments, adjustable seats two blade wood prop, dual controls, plenty of room for tall pilots.
Plus fast build kits available for all models of Storch from $39,900 + GST. (airframe only no engine, prop, instruments, radio, GPS, etc).
Ideal aircraft for pilot training or private owners.
Low cost affordable flying
Order yours today call 0458 159988