The tri-cycle landing gear features a steerable shock
absorber equipped nose gear with 5.00 x 5 tires. The main gear is
equipped with Matco hydraulic disc brakes.
heated and ventilated cabin is 42 inches wide, and features an upward
lifting canopy, with structural roll over protection. The Festival comes
with adjustable seats, and a three point seat belt system.
Controls are standard dual stick and rudder control, with
toe brakes and manual flaps. The rudder and elevator are dynamically
balanced with mechanical elevator trim standard with an electric trim
available. All control systems are push pull tube activated except the
rudders which are cable operated.
Power is supplied by the Rotax 912 ULS. 100 HP aircraft
engine, using a three blade composite ground adjustable propeller.
According to Rick Pellicciotti of Light Sport Flying the plane is "aimed at
flight schools, there is a big shortage of planes for Sport Pilot training,
and the Festival has a very rugged landing gear and is built for that
The Festival cruises at 110 mph, burns just over four
gallons of fuel per hour and has a 21 gallon fuel capacity. Stall is 41 mph
with flaps extended. Climb rate at gross on a warm day is 700 feet per
Everything that might be considered a "wearable" item is
sourced in the U.S. Thus all your tires, brakes, wheels, instruments,
avionics are available from U.S. manufacturers.
The plane has been flying in Europe for over five years,
with 20 aircraft currently flying in Europe, and two flying in the U.S.
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