Sling 4

 
The idea of a Sling 4-seater emerged from TAF founders’ Mike Blyth and James Pitman’s 2009 Around-The-World (ATW) Sling flight. Although designed as a 600 kg Light Sport Aircraft, it was soon clear that even with a normally aspirated 100 hp motor, it performed well up to 970 kg. Thus the Sling 2, after passing the required standards, was certified as a 700 kg MAUW.

 

 

Work also began on the development of a 4-seat version. The chief differences between the Sling 2 and the Sling 4 are wing size, engine and the centre fuselage arrangements. Where the standard Sling customarily uses a 100 hp Rotax 912 ULS or iS engine, the Sling 4 is fitted with the 115 hp turbocharged Rotax 914 UL engine, while the Sling TSi is powered by a 142 hp Rotax 915 iS Turbo Injected Sports.

 

 

The turbocharged engine gives full power at up to 15,000 feet, at which altitude the 100 hp would only be delivering approximately 55 hp. So, on a hot day the difference in power between the 912 ULS and 914 UL engine is in the vicinity of 36%, not just 15%.

 

 

The Sling 4’s sublime and beautifully appointed interior features executive four seat comfort. Enveloped in authentic leather and lavish carpeting, the Sling 4 stands out with an elegance that adds a touch of class to aircraft interiors. Available in five color palettes: Cast Iron, Red Velvet, Indigo Sky, Namib Dune and Cloud Burst with stitching, piping and panelling in complementary colors.

 

 

Excellent instrumentation options make for a unique and state-of-the-art flying experience, at a fraction of the cost of our certified competitors.

Full integrated EFIS with autopilot, radio and transponder with 2020-compliant ADS-B is available with live weather and traffic alerts in the cockpit.

Specifications & Performance

PERFORMANCE & ENGINE

914UL

Manufacturer
Bombardier‐Rotax GmbH
Horsepower
115hp/86kW (Turbo)
Maximum Allowable Speed (Vne)
135 KIAS | 155 MPH
Cruise Speed – 9500ft AMSL
130 KTAS/150 MPH
Stall Speed – Clean
55 KIAS/63 MPH
Stall Speed – Full Flaps
46 KCAS/55 MPH
Max Demonstrated Crosswind Component
15 KTAS/17 MPH
Takeoff Ground Roll – Concrete
720ft/220m
Landing Distance – Braked
460ft/140nm
Rate of Climb – Sea Level
800ft/min
Maximum Operating Altitude
15,000ft
Endurance
8 Hours
Range @ 75% Power with 45min Reserve
700nm/1110km
Dimensions
Wingspan
32ft 58in | 9.93m
Length
23ft 38in | 7.125m
Height
8ft | 2.45m
Cabin Width
45ft 3in | 1.15m
Weights
Standard Empty Weight
470kg
Maximum Useful Load
450 kg
Maximum Takeoff Weight (VLA)
920kg

 

 

Web: slingaircraft.com

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