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Back in the early 80's an very futuristic looking craft was introduced to the ultralight aviation community. The Sadler Vampire single place ultralight aircraft was an all metal, twin tail, enclosed cockpit pusher with folding wings.

While the aircraft had limited sales success in the U.S. it developed a following in other parts of the world and Bill Sadler went on to develop a number of variations of the Vampire.

These included the SV-1 powered by the Rotax 44 40 HP, the Vampire A22 a Chevrolet V6 powered 330 HP craft and the Sadler Piranha for the Turkish Aerospace Industry, which was a Chevy V8 powered plane putting out over 450 HP.

At Airventure 2007 Bill Sadler the original designer of the single place Vampire was on hand to introduce his latest creation the Vampire II.

The Vampire II was developed from the Sadler Piranha, but with a longer wing, and wider cord. It has been designed and is being built to fit into the new Lightsport aircraft rules.

The plane features all aluminum airframe and wings. Side by side seating in a 50 inch wide cabin. The Vampire II has folding wings for trailerability and storage. It uses a fixed tri-cycle gear landing system with trailing link suspension, and a steerable nose wheel.

Power is currently being supplied by the Rotax 912 S, 100 HP aircraft engine, but other engines are also being considered. With the Rotax 912 S top speed is 120 Knots, cruise speed 100 Knots, with a climb rate pf 1,000 feet per minute.

Controls are standard stick and rudder with dual rudder pedals, dual throttles and a center mounted stick, and manually operated flaps that can be extended to 40 degrees.

Bill indicates that the plane is still in the R&D stage, and expects to be through the LSA program and into production sometime in 2008.

For more information contact:

Sadler Aircraft
1993 NW Rocky Drive
Roseburg OR

Sadler Vampire II by Sadler Aircraft
Sadler Vampire lightsport aircraft.


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