Safari “C” Design Specifications
The Safari is of composite sandwich construction. The highwing design will incorporate a single strut as previously developed on the Arrow. The fuselage and tailplane is similar to that used on the Sunbird.
The controls are all pushrod with the exception of the rudder. Steerable nosewheel.
Wing Span: 7.2m. Wing Area: 8.7 sqm Length: 4.75m. Cockpit Width: 0.64m.
Empty weight (excluding engine): around 92kg. Weight with Aixro XF40 engine, 119kg approx.
Design AUW: 275 kg. Payload: 158 kg.
Pilot weight: 55-105 kg. Fuel capacity: 40 litres in wing tanks. Bags: 15kg in large bay behind seat, plus up to 10kg under seat.
Design Stress:- +4g/-2g Limit, (+6g/-3g Ultimate)
Stall Speed (flaps): Around 34 knots. Stall (clean): 40 knots Climb rate: 600-1000fpm
Approach speed (flaps); 40 to 45knots. Minimum takeoff speed: 38 knots
Cruise Speed:- around 80 knots (depends on engine/prop combination). Max Speed:- 90 knots
Speed in Gusts: 77 knots Vne: 129 mph. Flap limiting speed: 68 knots
Potential Endurance / Range: Up to 6 hours / 550 miles.
Engines (approx. 20kg to 50kg ): -
Aixro XF40 (4 stroke) - our preferred standard engine, as fitted to the prototype..
Other possibles; Hirth F23, Briggs 4 stroke variants and various others.
We are looking at potential electric engines. The narrow nose would suit future electric powered versions. We continue to wait on product development.