This is accomplished by using
the Savannah ADV tapered wing incorporating electrically
operated slats and electrically operated double-slotted
flaps with separate ailerons, which are extended for landing
and retracted at cruise.
The Rampage is manufactured
in Italy but by late fall of 2008 it is expected that the
planes final assembly will be done at a facility under
construction in Tennessee.
The Rampage is powered by
the Rotax 100 HP 912 ULS aircraft engine. This gives it a
climb rate at gross of over 1,000 feet per minute, a cruise
of 125 mph and stall of 35 mph. At cruise coming down from
Canada the Rampage has a fuel burn of just over 4 gallons
21 gallons of fuel is located in two wing tanks and a header
tank located behind the seats. The wing tanks feature sight
gauges on the root of the wings, and a safety light on the
dash comes on when you are low and fuel and flying on only
the header tank.
The 46 inch wide cockpit
will fit even the largest of pilots. The seats are
adjustable via cushions and the pedals can be adjusted
forward and back. The Rampage features a three point harness
for pilot restraint. The storage area behind the seat is 32
inches deep and 46 inches wide and 20 inches high.
Steering is via a steerable
nosewheel. The Rampage also comes equipped with individual
hydraulic toe brakes. Flight controls feature dual stick and
rudder controls, with electric trim on the sticks. The
throttle system can be customized, the standard system
features a center mounted friction lock system, but a dual
throttle system is also available.
The flaps and leading edge
slats are controlled electronically and are activated via a
switch on the dash.
The instrument panel on
Rampage stretches the full width of the cabin. The craft of
display had two glass panels one on either side of the
cockpit with radio and intercom system located between them.
Skykits offers an
amphibious fiberglass float system for the Rampage, that is
operated via a small electrical air compressor.
The Rampage at the U.S.
Sport Aviation Expo was the second unit of the assembly
line. Currently the Rampage is only available as a ready to
fly aircraft under the lightsport aircraft category, but
will be available in kit form by the end of 2008.