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Aerolight Flight Development Aerostat 340



Single-seat single-engined high-wing monoplane with conventional three-axis control. Wing has unswept leading and trailing edges, and constant chord; cruciform tail. Pitch control by elevator on tail; yaw control by fully flying rudder; roll control by one-third-span ailerons; control inputs through stick for pitch/roll and pedals for yaw. Wing braced from above by kingpost and cables, from below by cables; wing profile; single-surface. Undercarriage has three wheels in tricycle formation with additional tailskid; no suspension on nosewheel and torsion-bar suspension on main wheels. No ground steering. No brakes. Aluminium-tube framework, without pod. Engine mounted below wing driving pusher propeller. Aluminium tubing to US 6061 T6 specification.

Adjustable trim tabs and wheel spats are fitted as standard equipment.

Engine: Kawasaki TA440, 40 hp         
Engine displacement: 440cc
Max static thrust: 240 lb, 109 kg             
Reduction ratio: 2.4:1
Prop: 56 x 32                
Wingspan: 33 ft
Wing area: 165 sq.ft                
Length: 17 ft 9in
Empty weight: 243 lb                
Usable payload: 210 lb
Gross weight: 453 lb                
Wing loading: 2.74 lb/sq.ft
Glide ratio: 8:1                
Cruise speed: 55 mph
Vmax: 65 mph                
Stall speed: 23 mph
Takeoff roll: 100 ft                
Landing roll: 75 ft
Climb rate: 800 fpm, 4.1 m/s


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