Allegro 2000 2007 Light Sport Aircraft, LSA Sport Plane, Ultralight

Allegro Glider Towing

The Allegro has been actively towing gliders for 3 years and the factory built, ready to fly aircraft is now available by special order with a certified tow hook.

Towing of gliders by Sport Aircraft is becoming more popular because of the lower operating and service costs. A two year testing program, in cooperation with the certification company Vanessa Air and the University of Brno, realised about 50 tows with several types of gliders.

The testing took place in the Czech Republic and Germany where new regulations for towing gliders with Sport Aircraft came into effect in April 2001. The PIRAT one seater glider and the ASK 13 two seater have both been successfully towed by the Allegro 2000. Testing was conducted in various temperatures and from different runway surfaces to ensure that all conditions were experienced. The overwhelming success of the Allegro 2000 during towing operations has resulted in several aircraft being sold to Czech, German, Greek and Polish aeroclubs.

Allegro 2000 2007 Light Sport Aircraft, LSA Sport Plane, Ultralight, floatplane
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Towing Equipment
Type
TOST S.No.
Maximum weight of towed glider
500 kg
Minimum length of tow rope
40 m
Maximum length of tow rope
60 m
Tow rope safety fuse
300 Kg

Performance Figures
Aircraft - Allegro 2007, motor Rotax 912 100hp, propeller 3 blade 1700 mm dia
Type
Weight
No. Persons
Speed km/h
Dist to clear 15 m
Climb rate m/s
VS 10 Vosa
350kg
1
100
300
2.7
L13 Blanik
420kg
1
100
370
2.5
L13 Blanik
520kg
2
110-120
450
2.2
Pirat
350kg
1
100
320
2.5
ASK 13
480kg
2
120
400
2.3
GeBe
500kg
2
130
450
2.0


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