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Laron Aviation Tundra experimental lightsport, amateur built aircraft.

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No longer in business/No longer in production.

Laron Aviation Technologies - Tundra

The Tundra is a Canadian design. It is a high-wing, trike geared pusher with a strut-braced wing, tandem seating, and a fairly unenclosed cockpit.

The open-air feeling attained from an overgrown two-place like the Tundra is a joy, and aircraft like this are increasingly popular as pilots seek something that offers a wholly different feel from the garden variety Cessna or Piper.

The Tundra stands 6.5' high, has a wingspan of 32', and is 21' long. The mammoth wing has 170 sq ft of wing area and is stressed to +6 and -3 G (pretty stout).

Powered by a 52-hp Rotax 503, or Rotax 582 the Tundra has a top speed of 120 mph, a cruise of 65 mph, and the ability to leap off short runways in just about 100'... no kidding. Landings also require about 100'. It has a stall speed of 35 mph and a climb rate of 1200 fpm. No slouch, this one.

The standard fuel capacity of 10 gal, which can keep you in the air for 3 to 4 hours, depending on how hard you lean on the throttle. With a gross weight of 900 lbs, an empty weight of 400 lbs, and a total useful load of 500 lbs, the Tundra can carry a load. Cockpit dimensions are 26" wide (with plenty of elbowroom),40" of headroom, and 39" of legroom.

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The Tundra is a steel-tube, metal, and composite construct with fabric covering.

The kits took about 250 hours to build. Notable kit options included a full enclosure, instrument packages. nav lights, quick-build wings, and full assembly.

More than 300 aircraft were reported delivered to customers.

Originally designed and built in Canada by Back Forty Developments the Tundra was also produced for some time by Laron Aviation and then Joplin Light Aircraft of Joplin, Missouri. Joplin also produced kits for the Joplin ? Tun single seat ultralight.

Laron Aviation Tundra aircraft  
Engine Rotax 582 65 HP - Rotax 503 50 HP
Empty Weight 400 lbs.
Gross Weight 900 lbs.
Wing Span 32 ft.
Length 21 ft.
Cruise Speed 65 mph
Climb Rate 900 fpm
Range 200 miles
First flown in 1989 300 kits were reported delivered.

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