Savage Cub Light Sport Aircraft LSA Bush Plane

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Introduction to the Savage Aircraft

The Savage Aircraft range are single-engine, high-wing, two-seater tandem LSA aircraft of classic taildragger design. IThey are built in the Czech Republic in full compliance with normal aeronautical regulations.

The Savage cub is available as a RTF (Ready To Fly) aircraft.

The TIG welded fuselage is fabricated from aircraft grade 4130 chrome moly steel tubing.  The wings, wing struts and cross members are fabricated from  anodized,  6061 T6 aluminum.  There are 11 ribs per wing assembled on tubular spars.  Each wing houses a 34 litre (68 litres total) aluminum fuel tank (Long range 90 litre tank now an option).

The aircraft is covered with treated and painted 3.6 oz (90-120g) aircraft grade fabric. The fabric is hand stitched to the wings and horizontal tail surfaces. Flap adjustment can be set to 3 different positions with 35 degree maximum.

The Savage Aircraft feature the classic “taildragger” arrangement.  Full swivel tail-wheel enhances ground handling.  The main landing gear is fitted with a typical bungee configuration that includes safety cables to prevent over extension.  Hydraulic, toe  bakes are provided front and rear.

The 2-piece engine cowl provides easy engine access.  The large, swing-up door on the right side of the aircraft can be opened in flight for greater access and visibility and for taking pictures and sight seeing.

Wings made of anodised aluminium 6061 T6
Front spar 3"x.065", rear spar 2"x.058", lengthened by ¾
Pre-shaped aluminium ribbing
Anti-torsional diagonal tubing 1" x .065
Flaps and ailerons in aeronautical aluminium
3-position (manual) flaps
Ailerons fitted with 2/1 differential
Foldable wings
Fuel system equipped with two welded aluminium tanks
Elastic suspension on main undercarriage
Swivel tail wheel
Hydraulic disk brakes
Complete dual controls, manual trim
Shrink-wrap fabric skin,
Non-destructive tests (C.N.D.) carried out on vital parts

The Standard aircraft is delivered with the following equipment
Rotax 912 UL 80 HP, (100 HP recommended)
Wooden 2 blade propeller
Standard "Cub Yellow" colour
Airspeed indicator
Altimeter
Compass
Slip/Skid indicator
RPM gauge
Hour Meter
Water temp gauge
Oil temp gauge
Oil press gauge
Hydraulic disk brakes
Standard tyres (Tundra & Alaskan optional)
Standard upholstery
Dual controls
Foldable wings
4-point seat belts
Storage compartment behind the passenger seat.
Savage Aircraft can also be fitted with numerous options at the time of order

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Fuselage
Savage Cub Light Sport Aircraft LSA Bush Plane Zlin Aviation xair australia Consists of a reticular structure made up of TIG-welded 4130 aeronautical steel tubing. Access to the cockpit is gained via a single canopy on the right hand side of the fuselage which opens upwards. The fully adjustable seating frame, ample space for the pilots, good all-round visibility and ergonomic controls make flying comfortable and safe even over long distances. Type-approved 4-point seat belts increase the overall sensation of safety provided by the aircraft. The flame-screen section is made of stainless steel to provide optimum protection against fire. The rest of the fuselage is fully covered with a 90-120 g aeronautical skin which is treated and painted. All welds are checked with the aid of penetrative liquids and the tubes are protected against corrosion from their interior too (optional)
Windshield and windows are made of Lexan F 5006. The Savage features a complete set of dual controls except for the flaps lever. There is also a roomy storage compartment behind the passenger seat.

Wings
The wings are of the rectangular type with rounded wing tips: the profile is a modified 4412. The structure is made up of two tubular spars in aeronautical aluminium alloy (doubled on the inside where necessary) and a classically designed system of compressors and diagonals. Savage Cub Light Sport Aircraft LSA Bush Plane Zlin Aviation xair australia
The ribbing consists of 11 ribs attached to the structure and sewn to the fabric skin. Each wing root houses a welded aluminium tank containing 34 litres of fuel. The fuel level is visible to both pilot and passenger. The wing is covered with aeronautical 3.6 oz (90-120g) treated fabric skin. The flaps can be set to 3 different positions with a maximum limit of 35 degrees. There are two strong aluminium uprights and a universal joint which allows the wings to be folded back for on-road transport purposes.
The alloys used in the wing are 2024 - 6061 T6 type. All nuts and bolts are of aeronautical quality. All of the engineering documentation concerning the load tests and studies carried out by aeronautical engineers Franchini and Vizzini (who previously worked at Aeritalia and then Boeing in Seattle) with the aid of sophisticated programs such as the French Catia (aerospace) and the American Nastran are available on request.

Tail
Savage Cub Light Sport Aircraft LSA Bush Plane Zlin Aviation xair australia The tail is conventional and consists of welded tubing covered with a fabric skin.

The rudder is connected to the rear tailwheel for taxiing ease.

The horizontal tailplane is equipped with mechanical trim and can be folded upwards as required for storage. Ample surface area of the controls provides extremely positive control, especially useful when flying at low speeds (situation in which the Savage performs best), floats flying or with crosswinds.

Undercarriage
Savage Cub Light Sport Aircraft LSA Bush Plane Zlin Aviation xair australia The undercarriage has the classic rear-wheel tricycle or "taildragger" arrangement.

The front wheels are fitted with independent pedal-controlled hydraulic disk brakes. The suspension is of aeronautical-standard elastic design with a steel safety cable to prevent over-extension.

The tail wheel is equipped with a release mechanism which allows it to swivel freely when better on-ground tail control is required.

Two large tundra-type low-pressure tyres or Alaskan Bush Wheels can be fitted to allow trouble-free taxiing over rough airfields (optional).

Controls
Savage Cub Light Sport Aircraft LSA Bush Plane Zlin Aviation xair australia The Savage Cub features dual controls, with rigid rod control of the elevator and steel cable control of rudder and ailerons.

The mechanical trim is cable-controlled.

The rear control stick is also removable for safety flights with non experienced passengers.

Engine
Savage Cub Light Sport Aircraft LSA Bush Plane Zlin Aviation xair australia The standard engine is the Rotax 912 80 HP 4 stroke engine.

Optimum aircraft performance, however, is obtained with the Rotax 912 100 HP 4 stroke engine and is our recommendation for Australian conditions.

For certain types of flying (floats flying and mountain flying) the more powerful Rotax 912 100 HP 4 stroke engine is available.

It is also possible to install any other engine with a compatible weight factor whilst maintaining the aircraft CG range


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