|John Kemmeries was at Sun N Fun with the latest
a.r.v - (air recreational vehicle) from Air Creation. The TANARG has
been under design and development for over 4 years.
It is aimed at those pilots wanting cross country travel with all
the comforts. The craft is the next generation of trike, using
the latest in CAD design technology, composite materials, Rotax
aircraft engines, and is built on a modular wire mesh structure.
John has been involved in the trike section of
ultralight aviation since the late 70's, and currently operates an
FBO flight school in Arizona. In the mid 90's he went out and
purchased a number of different trikes, and put them through their
paces to decided what unit he wanted to use in his school.
The Air Creation trikes came out rated number 1.
Currently they produce 2 versions of their single seat trikes plus 6
version of their two seat craft. The latest model being the Tanarg.
The Tanarg has a welded stainless steel chassis, similar to that of
a modern motorcycle. Attached to the chassis are the swing arms for
the suspension system, and fuselage etc.
In the Tanarg your feet are no longer on the forks
like on a conventional trike. Instead they are on a rack pin
steering system. Which can be adjusted for pilots from 5' 2" to over
The Tanarg can be powered by the ROTAX 582, 2
stroke 65 HP engine equipped with an E gear box using a 4:1
ratio and a four-bladed High Tech ARPLAST propeller.
It can also be equipped with the ROTAX 912 series
of engines which are equipped with a 2.43:1 reduction ratio
and a three-bladed ARPLAST propeller. These engine and prop
combinations are very efficient and quiet.
A variety of wings are available depending on how
the pilot wants to fly. With cruise trim speeds ranging from 45 to
72 mph. Floats are also available for those wanting to fly on water.
Training bars are available for the Tanarg, and
rear seat controls for steering, throttle, and ignition switch are
The craft comes from the factory built ready to