REMOS GXIS be­gins flight test pro­gramme

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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)

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