New Flight Design low wing announced KLA-100

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New Flight Design low wing announced KLA-100

Postby ct4me » Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:37 pm

It's too late for April Fools, so this must be legit... on their Facebook page and at Aero show in German, Flight Design USA has announced a new aircraft, the KLA-100. Not much info is known yet. Just who will produce and sell the aircraft is unclear, as there are three different Flight Design entities, FD Germany, FD USA, and the new AeroJones Americas.
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Re: New Flight Design low wing announced KLA-100

Postby MrMorden » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:15 pm

The wings look very long, almost motor glider long.

Will be interested to see weight & performance data. Also curious if a BRS is going to be included.
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Re: New Flight Design low wing announced KLA-100

Postby ct4me » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:18 pm

In a translated article from a Korean business publication, it stated there would be a parachute. It looks like maybe the "post" in the center, behind the seats could be the chute's home. ***edit**** a "Stratos" parachute...
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Re: New Flight Design low wing announced KLA-100

Postby MrMorden » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:31 pm

ct4me wrote:In a translated article from a Korean business publication, it stated there would be a parachute.


Excellent! Having flown with one for a few years, I think that is becoming a "must have" feature for me.
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Re: New Flight Design low wing announced KLA-100

Postby Merlinspop » Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:58 pm

I'm not sure I'd like that sloped footwell.
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Postby Wm.Ince » Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:12 am

What's with the cable and turnbuckle strung against the port sidewall?
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Re: New Flight Design low wing announced KLA-100

Postby FastEddieB » Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:44 am

Merlinspop wrote:I'm not sure I'd like that sloped footwell.


I'll bet that's a rudder cable and there's a matching one on the other side.

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Postby MrMorden » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:49 am

Merlinspop wrote:I'm not sure I'd like that sloped footwell.


The CT series has a slope to the footwell too. It kind of sucks, it's hard to keep your feet off the pedals when you are just cruising along straight and level. There is nowhere for your feet OTHER than on the pedals. It's the most fatiguing part of flying my airplane long distances.
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Re: New Flight Design low wing announced KLA-100

Postby snaproll » Tue May 02, 2017 5:34 pm

Nice... curious about performance with the high aspect ratio wing. Impressive.

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Re: New Flight Design low wing announced KLA-100

Postby ct4me » Fri May 26, 2017 12:02 pm

More info is becoming available... this aircraft could become a big deal, with all that is behind it. The S.Korean government, along with Konkuk University and 10 other institutions have spent around $25 million developing this aircraft. It appears that there is development and manufacturing happening in both S.Korea and in Germany/Ukraine. I'm guessing the Asian market will be serviced by the Korean arm, while the US and Europe will be handled by Flight Design. Korean news reports say that it will go on sale in Oct, and they expect 50 to be sold by next year (Asian market). Not much is known about FD's plans, except that they are working on flight tests and certifications.
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Re: New Flight Design low wing announced KLA-100

Postby ct4me » Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:23 pm

Official announcement of KLA-100 in Korea, and celebration of "first flight"
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http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20170720000725

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