Pelican ultralight

by Ultravia
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Pelican ultralight - Photo #1

The Pelican was sold in kit form by Ultravia in 1984. It is an aircraft of traditionnal configuration with a taildragger landing gear and steerable tailwheel. The photo above shows the aircraft with the original Global engine fitted with a an aluminum cowling. The fuselage and tail unit are built with aluminum tubes covered with doped fabric. The wing structure consists of an aluminum D-cell spar on which the styrofoam ribs are mounted. The wings are also covered with doped fabric. Wings are hung to the fuselage with a single strut. All these characteristics combine to give an aerodynamically clean wing with an exceptional 12-to-1 glide ratio.

Specifications

Empty weight:
250 lbs (113 kg)
MTOW:
525 lbs (238 kg)
Stall speed:
23 kts (26 mph) (43 kph)
Cruise speed:
61 kts (70 mph) (113 kph)
VNE:
78 kts (90 mph) (144 kph)
Climb:
900 ft/min (4.6 m/s)
Glide ratio:
12
Engine:
Gobal 1039 cc / 18 hp Briggs & Stratton
Fuel consumption:
1.2 GPH (3.8 LPH)
For sale for: USD 5,500 / EUR 4,675