Sling 4

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Cluemeister
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Sling 4

Postby Cluemeister » Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:17 pm

What's the status of this aircraft? Wasn't this essentially a grown up LSA converted to 4 seats with a Rotax 914?

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Re: Sling 4

Postby cogito » Thu May 26, 2016 8:08 pm

Cluemeister wrote:What's the status of this aircraft? Wasn't this essentially a grown up LSA converted to 4 seats with a Rotax 914?


I haven't been on this site for a long time. I've flown the Sling 4 a few times and you're right. It also has a constant speed prop, another reason it doesn't fit the LSA category. Nice plane, faster, and got off the grass field at SNF faster than my Sling 2.

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Re: Sling 4

Postby Cluemeister » Fri May 27, 2016 5:36 am

I wonder why this plane hasn't been more popular. Seems to have a lot of positives going for it!

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Re: Sling 4

Postby c162pilot » Fri May 27, 2016 6:16 pm

The Sling 4 is only offered only as an EAB kit. It flies at 130 knots, weighs over 1,600 lbs, has 4 seats and a constant speed prop so it in no way qualifies as a LSA.

I suspect a certified Sling 4 factory built under $200,000 would be very desirable.

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Re: Sling 4

Postby jetcat3 » Sun May 29, 2016 9:48 pm

This really looks like an amazing aircraft for sure! I remember watching a video recently on it and was super impressed. They had 3 guys in that puppy and it looked like it was no big deal taking off. Amazing performance and efficiency with the Rotax 914 turbo and a constant speed propeller.

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Re: Sling 4

Postby MackAttack » Mon May 30, 2016 8:27 am

It's unfortunate that we can't have constant speed propellers in LSAs ... Would be nice! The story about the round-the-world trip in a Sling 4 is pretty interesting ...

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Re: Sling 4

Postby FastEddieB » Mon May 30, 2016 10:00 am

MackAttack wrote:It's unfortunate that we can't have constant speed propellers in LSAs ...


Sadly, not even in E-LSA's.

If I could legally install one in my Sky Arrow, the check would be in the mail tomorrow!
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