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Antares MA-32
LEAF Antares
The MA-32 is a two-seat design that was originally developed for European microlight competition flying. The aircraft has a standard empty weight of 321 lb (146 kg). It features a cable-braced hang glider-style high-wing, weight-shift controls, an open cockpit, tricycle landing gear and a single engine in pusher configuration.
The aircraft is made from bolted-together aluminum tubing, with titanium used on the carriage structure and wing attachment. The wing is covered in Dacron sailcloth. Its 33.8 ft (10.3 m) span wing is supported by a single tube-type kingpost and uses an "A" frame control bar. A number of single or double surface purpose-designed trike wings are optional, including the Aeros Still-17, Aeros Stream-16, Aeros Stranger 2, Aeros Profi, Aerossa Sprinter-15, Aerossa Stratos and the Aerossa Stratos-13. The landing gear uses a unique curved, slab-sided, main gear leg design made from fiberglass that reduces aerodynamic drag. All wheels have suspension and the steerable nose wheel also features a drum brake. A fiberglass cockpit fairing is optional. Series engines include the Rotax 447 two-stroke powerplant of 40 hp (30 kW), Rotax 503 of 50 hp (37 kW), the liquid-cooled Rotax 582 of 64 hp (48 kW), the Rotax 912 and 912S four-stroke powerplants of 80 hp (60 kW) and 100 hp (75 kW) and the HKS 700E of 60 hp (45 kW).
The aircraft can all be quickly folded for storage or ground transportation.
Designed and produced by Antares Aircraft the MA-32 was at one time marketed by Leading Edge Air Foils as the LEAF Antares. The aircraft are supplied as kits for amateur construction.
As of 2005, 200 had been built, and still in production in 2011, the unit cost was US$37,000 for the Antares MA-33MR912 model.
Antares MA 34R 912 Ranger
Base two-seat model
Engine: Rotax 447, 40 hp (30 kW)
Propeller: 6-bladed composite
Wingspan: 10.3 m (33.8 ft)
Wing area: 15.5 m2 (167 sq ft)
Empty weight: 146 kg (321 lb)
Gross weight: 250 kg (551 lb)
Fuel capacity: 19 litres (4.2 imp gal; 5.0 US gal)
Maximum speed: 124 km/h (77 mph, 67 kn)
Cruise speed: 64 km/h (40 mph, 35 kn)
Stall speed: 45 km/h (28 mph, 24 kn)
Range: 320 km (200 mi, 170 nmi)
Service ceiling: 6,000 m (19,700 ft)
Crew: one
Capacity: one passenger
MA-32 R503
Two-seat model
Engine: Rotax 503, 50 hp (37 kW)
MA-32 R582 G
Two-seat model
Engine: Rotax 582, 64 hp (48 kW)
optional twin floats
MA-33 / MA-33M R582
Two-seat model
Engine: Rotax 582, 64 hp (48 kW)
MA-33M R912
Two-seat model
Engine: Rotax 912 80 hp (60 kW) or HKS 700E of 60 hp (45 kW)
MA-34 R912 Ranger
Two-seat model
Engine: Rotax 912, 80 hp (60 kW)
Fuel tank: 15 U.S. gallons (57 L; 12 imp gal)
MA-34R912S Beaver
Two-seat model
Engine: Rotax 912ULS, 100 hp (75 kW)
MA-34 Open Country
Two-seat model
Engine: Rotax 912ULS, 100 hp (75 kW)
tundra tires
Aeros Stratos 15.5 wing
MA-34 R582XB Crop Duster
Two-seat model
Engine: Rotax 582, 64 hp (48 kW)
spray equipment for aerial application
LEAF Antares 503
Base model marketed by Leading Edge Air Foils circa 2000
Engine: Rotax 503, 50 hp (37 kW)
Aeros Stream-16 wing
Two-seat model
LEAF Antares 582
Model marketed by Leading Edge Air Foils circa 2000
Engine: Rotax 582, 64 hp (48 kW)
Aeros Stranger-15 wing
Two-seat model
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