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ClippeR


DESCRIPTION OF THE AIRCRAFT
Introduction: The Clipper is a fabric covered high wing monoplane with conventional tail plane and a fixed undercarriage. The seating is two-place, side by side and the controls are 3 axis.

Flying Controls: The cockpit is equipped with controls to fly the aircraft form either the left or right seat. The central control stick is accessible form either seat, both foot wells are fitted with rudder pedals and there are two throttle lever from the instrument panel. The rudder peddles are mechanically linked to the nose wheel for ground steering.
Electrically actuate flaps are controlled from a centrally located switch with an indicator to report position. Pitch trim is also electrically actuated and controlled by a toggle switch with an adjacent indicator for displacement.
A finger operated brake lever is fitted on the control stick for the main wheel parking brakes.

Engine Controls: The throttle, choke and magneto switches are mounted on the instrument panel. The throttle control sense is conventional opening with a forward rotation and the magneto switches are up for on.
The choke is unconventional for an aircraft as it requires to be pulled for “on”, cannot be locked “on” and will retract when let go to ensure the mixture returns to normal.

Other Equipment. Conventional four point harness restraint for each occupant. The lap strap provides the lateral and fore/aft restraint whilst the shoulder straps provide torso slump and vertical security. It is recommended that lap strap tension be adjusted first, followed by the tensioning of the shoulder webs. The shoulder straps are worn at all times for maximum security. A central buckle secures the harness and a lifting action releases the harness in the event of an emergency or standard egress.

LIMITATIONS
The aircraft has been cleared for General Handling up to 60º angle of bank and slow speed flight including stalling. The aircraft is not cleared for spinning or aerobatic manoeuvres and is subject to the following limitations:
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Day VMC conditions, within sight of the surface.
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Certified to a "permit to fly" standard.

Use for aerial work, other than flight instruction, prohibited.
Certified to a UK only standard; permission may be required from other host countries for over flight etc.
May not be flown above 10,000ft standard pressure altitude.

Maximum of 2 occupants
Weight and balance as per section 7
Flight load factors:
+4g at Va
+4 / -1.5g at Vne
Never exceed speed (Vne) 146mph IAS
Design manoeuvring speed (Va) 104mph IAS
Flap limiting speed (Vf) 82mph IAS
Stall speed, flaps deployed 42mph IAS
Stall speed clean 44mph IAS
Aileron, elevator and rudder limitations:


Landings:
Cross wind limit 20mph
All directions 30mph

Flight in rain: Avoid if possible to prevent propeller damage.

Rotax Engine RPM
912 UL & S: 5800 rpm for five minutes Max Continuous power 5500 rpm
Cylinder Head Temperature
912UL : 150 degrees C
912S : 135 degrees C
Water Temperature
912UL & S: 115 degrees C
Exhaust Gas Temperature
912UL & S: 880 degrees C take off otherwise 850
Oil Pressure
912UL & S: Max 7-bar normal 2-5 bar Minimum 1.5 bar
Oil Temperature
912UL: 140 degrees C Minimum 50 degrees C
3 Clipper Manual 120613 ISSUE 2
912S: 130 degrees C Minimum 50 degrees C
Fuel pressure
912UL & S: 0.15 – 0.4 bar

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