After a long winter and spring dodging the Utah weather, SkyCraft’s SD-1 Minisport has completed flight testing, meeting all the performance requirements needed for S-LSA certification, according to company officials.
The plane was found to have good longitudinal and latitudinal stability and exhibited no issues with flutter, vibrations, or dangerous stall/spin tendencies, company officials noted.
In addition to ensuring the aircraft’s compliance with ASTM standards, SkyCraft’s Flight Test Program focused on the pilot experience of flying the SD-1 Minisport.
Based on flight testing reports, SkyCraft will be updating the interior layout of the aircraft prior to delivery to customers. The most significant change will be the elimination of the MGL gauges for a more fully integrated Dynon setup. This cleaner instrument panel will make the SD-1 more user-friendly and will also allow the aircraft to take advantage of more of the Dynon glass cockpit capabilities, company officials said.
Completion of flight testing is a milestone in SkyCraft’s goal of certifying the SD-1 Minisport as an S-LSA aircraft, company officials said.
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