Glasair Aviation recently introduced the newest member of its composite piston aircraft family: The Sportsman TC, which merges the Sportsman high utility aircraft with a state-of-the-art turbo-normalized engine and advanced carbonfiber materials.
Advanced design and engineering changes, combined with the new carbon-fiber fuselage, have resulted in a 40 lbs. reduction in empty weight and a 150 lbs. increase in gross weight, according to company officials. This equates to a 200 lbs. increase in useful load, which now totals nearly 1,200 lbs.
Performance is also improved, company officials said. The Sportsman TC’s turbo-normalized engine produces sea level manifold pressure all the way to 20,000 ft and offers significantly higher cruise speeds on less fuel consumption than a normally aspirated engine operating at 75% power.
Company officials note the Sportsman TC is also quieter, smoother, and offers many other refinements, including: dual HID wingtip landing lights, LED nav/strobes, parking brake, integrated door locks, and more. The TC is available as a trike, taildragger and/or on amphibious floats.
For more information: GlasairAviation.com or 360-435-8533 x232