The GT 500 introduced in 1990 is a high wing,
tandem seating two place, tri gear, in a pusher configuration. Control is
dual control yokes and rudder pedals. The craft uses bolt together
aluminum tube covered in dacron sailcloth.
|Empty Weight :
||155 sq. ft.
Building times are in the 250
to 350 hour range. The quality and finish of this kit is one of the best
in the industry. To date this is the first and only aircraft to meet, by
proof of compliance, our Advance ultralight standards TP 10141. It did
this by proving proof of compliance to the U.S.. Sport Aeroplane category.
A T.U.F. VIEW
The GT 500 comes standard with the 503 Rotax engine. This is a lot like
putting a 4 cylinder engine in a full size truck. The GT 500 really comes
to life and shows is able to show her stuff when you power her up with a
582 or 912. With the 582 climb at gross is a comfortable 1000 per minute,
cruise at 5800 will push the needle on your airspeed to 80 m.p.h.. Stall
using flaps a comfortable 35 m.p.h.. Visibility is good , pilot seating
excellent for the front seat a little less for the back. It can be flown
with the doors zippered on, or with the doors removed. This is a great
little aeroplane but a little over priced.
The Ultralight Flyer rates
The GT 500...............................9.0