Day 6 of our Aircraft profile is the XA41 better known as the XtremeAir Sbach 300, which, like many display acts this year is making its debut at the B/E Aerospace Festival of Flight.
The XtremeAir Sbach 300 is a German aerobatic aircraft, designed by Philippe Steinbach and produced by XtremeAir, of Cochstedt. The aircraft is supplied as a complete ready-to-fly-aircraft. The aircraft bears the company designation XA41, but is marketed under the name Sbach 300
The Sbach 300 is an all-composite design, predominately constructed of carbon fibre. It features a cantilever low-wing, a single-seat enclosed cockpit under a bubble canopy, fixed conventional landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration.
The aircraft’s 7.50 m (24.6 ft) span wing has an area of 11.25 m2 and mounts full-span ailerons with spades to lighten control forces, which give a roll rate of 450° per second. The standard engine employed is the 324 hp Lycoming IO-580 four-stroke powerplant.
The aircraft has an empty weight of 570 kg and a gross weight of 850 kg for aerobatics and a gross weight of 999 kg for non-aerobatic flight
The 300 was later developed into a two-seat version, the XtremeAir Sbach 342, which was introduced in 2007.
We look forward to its debut in Newcastle, and from what we have seen on youtube, the XA41 puts on a pretty crazy display! (Information and photo from Wikipedia. Photograph may not be representation of the actual XA41 used in the display on the 8th August in Newcastle)
Check back tomorrow for another profile of an aircraft that will display in Newcastle this Satuday!