REMOS GXIS begins flight test programme
The REMOS GXIS made its first flight on 26 May from Pasewalk, Germany. Pilot and engineer Christian Majunke and Daniel Browne stayed aloft for about an hour during which the aircraft’s speed range from stall to high speed cruise was flown. “We will fly the aircraft throughout its entire flight envelope up to the maximum load factors, take off and landing performance, noise tests, spinning, flutter and many more,” says Majunke. “Our goal is to certify the GXIS both as CS-LSA and ultralight aircraft in Europe. We’ll also offer the aircraft in the USA as an Astm-compliant LSA.
The GXIS is the first REMOS powered by the Rotax 912 is Sport fuel injected engine. To make the start-up procedure as easy as possible, REMOS invented a system called Smartstart: “Almost all checks are done automatically now.” The REMOS GXIS also offers a state-of-the-art avionics suite.
Tony Rapson (centre) hands over the A8-26 certificate to Francis Donaldson and Steve Slater (right)