|The Sirocco Microlight|
The Sirocco was one of the earliest microlights to use composites (glass-fibre and epoxy) in its construction. It was first produced by the French company Aviasud » in 1983, and then in 1989 transferred to Aériane » in Belgium. This 1980s design used a stretched-fabric swept-back wing, with spoilers for roll control. The fuselage and tail were primarily composite.
In 2007, the design and tooling were acquired by Aero Consult Light Aircraft » in the Netherlands, which is re-launching the design as the Sirocco NG. This has a fully-composite tailplane and a new composite wing (with ailerons), and there is also a carbon-fibre-based version expected to meet the 115 kg empty weight requirements of the UK SSDR » and the USA FAR 103 » categories.
Here are some of the more notable events in the history of the Sirocco.
SourcesSee web links on the Introduction page, and flight tests and other details on the Articles page. Please let me know of any other events that could be in this list!
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