The Aeropup - Safe, Rugged, Fun, Reliable and Low-Cost

The Aeropup is a fully customizable experimental-amateur built kit perfectly suited for first time and experienced aircraft builders.  The Aeropup is a high performing high wing STOL aircraft with exceptional, performance, comfort, and payload not matched by today's LSA.   The Aeropup is an incredibly robust flying machine with a fuselage made of tough well-engineered y CNC-precision formed chromium-alloy steel tube that surrounds the pilot and passenger in a rugged safety cage.  In addition to the strong steel cage fuselage, the Aeropup wing is comprised of three wing spars for extra strength. The main spar is a webbed structure providing more a higher strength to weight ratio compared to heavier and more traditional hollow spars. This design feature is unique to Aeropup (Click to Download latest Info Flyer).

 

An extremely popular feature of the Aeropup is its simple folding wing design.  Only ten minutes required to fold the wings for easy trailering and 10 minutes to extend wings for flight ready.  

Specifications

The Aeropup has large control surfaces for agile, responsive direct and precise control...Perfect for training and easy relaxing flying. Can operate with many different engines including Rotax, Jabiru, VW, D-Motors and more...

 

Length………………………………….19.9 ft
Height ………………………………….5.75 ft
Cockpit Height…………………………..37 in
Cockpit Width…………………………...46 in
Number of Seats…………………………2
Number of Doors………………………...2

 

Empty Weight* ………………………..540 lbs
Gross Weight (non-LSA)……………1650 Ibs
Gross Weight (LSA)…………………1300 Ibs

 

Wing Span……………………………….27 ft
Wing Chord……………………………..4.0 ft
Wing Area……………………………...108 sq ft
Wing Loading…………………………..6.1 Ibs/sq ft
Dihedral…………………………………2.0 Deg
Aspect Ratio…………………………….6.75:1

 

Max Speed (Vne)..……………………...130 Kts
Cruise Speed……………………………100 Kts
Stall Speed (with Full Flaps)……………36 Kts
Rate of Climb*…………………...600 - 1200 ft/min

 

Take-off Distance……………………….320 ft
Landing Distance……………………….450 ft

 

Fuel Capacity…………………………….24 gal
Fuel Burn*………………………………3 - 5 gal/hr
Endurance*……………………………..5 - 8 hrs
Range*…………………………………..570 miles

 

Load…………………………………..+4 g - 3 g
 

Total Width with Wings Folded…………7.75 ft
Ailerons Area……………………………10 sq ft

  * Actual specs vary with options and engine type

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Distinguishing Features

The Aeropup has many innovative features that enhance flying qualities, comfort, safety, ease of flying while easy on the budget.  Key features include:

• Folding Wings

• Conventional or Tricycle Gear

• Two Place Side-by-Side Seating

• Rugged Steel Frame “Safety Cage” Fuselage

• Three-Spar Wing with Webbed Main Spar

• Can be Equipped with Floats

• Easy to Build  - only 500 hours to build

• Easy to Maintain with Maintenance Friendly Features

• Total cost to build:  $40,000 - $45,000 (est)

• Total Estimated Hourly Costs to Fly:  $25/Hr (est)

 

The Aeropup has flown with a variety of Power Plants.  The more popular engines:

• UL Power - UL350  (This engine on Aeropup USA)
• Rotax (582, 912)
• Jabiru
• VW 2276
• D-Motor (LF-26)

Desired Horsepower range is 65 - 130 HP

Engine Options
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Rugged Construction

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Webbed Spar for Incredible Strength to Weight 

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Good Looking!

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Folding Wing

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Three Spar Wing - Super Strong

Three Spar Rugged Wing