AUSTRALIAN LIGHTWING KIT AIRCRAFT RANGE
Experience the joy of making your own aircraft in your own workshop.
Hughes Engineering has a number of Quick Build Kit Aircraft available for immediate sale! Enquire now to get started on your Kit Aircraft Project!
Australian LightWing manufactures a range of Kit Aircraft to suit all of your aviation needs. Our specialty, is making your aircraft unique to your needs. Our Aircraft are hand crafted and designed to the highest safety standard and designed to offer the highest level of comfort possible. Try and Australian LightWing before you try the rest.
The ALW SPORT 2000 AND GR 912 KIT AIRCRAFTAvailable as KIT or QUICK BUILD KIT
Nose wheel or Tail wheel
Optional Float Undercarriage
AUF or VH Registration
Designed and Manufactured by
ROOMY CABIN – The ALW has the widest cabin and the biggest wing area for any aircraft in it’s class. This equates to shorter take-off and landing runs, better hot day and high altitude performance and bigger lifting capacity.
RUGGED UNDERCARRIAGE – The SPORT 2000 and the ALW GR-912 aircraft fitted with big 15″ wheels have the best rough field capability in their class. The Stall Speed with full flap is well under 40 kts.
SUPER USER FRIENDLY – The central control stick, dual rudder pedals and throttle, dual brakes, roomy cockpit and super quiet upholstered interior all combine to make this the best cockpit area in the Aussie sky.
SAFETY – If you earn your living in the sky, naturally safety is the main issue, to keep you safe and sound, we provide you with by far the most stable flying platform available and 5 good reasons to choose the ALW Range:
- Our safety record speaks for itself, the best in the industry our fully welded steel pilot protection frame is designed to keep you safe no matter what!
- Big Wing Area: 2 Stage flaps combined with a wide undercarriage mean super friendly ground handling.
- Our airframe is tested to way past 6G to guarantee you rigidity and strength, particularly of the flying surfaces.
- Three degrees of washout (wing twist) guarantees minimal wing drop at stall.
- The history of our award winning aircraft range goes back to 1985, since then over 200 aircraft have been produced and are flying in all parts of the country.
Australian Approved and Guaranteed,
With Complete Australian backup service and quality.
COMPONENTS Break down for the AUSTRALIAN LIGHTWING Kit Aircraft
- FUSELAGE – etched
- Main Undercarriage
- Bungee Struts & cord
- Wheels & Bearing – (nose wheel or Tail wheel)
- Tail Wheel and Springs or nose leg
- Brake Assembly
- Tyres & Tubes (Nose wheel or Tail wheel)
- Rudder pedals & Springs
- Ply floors and control covers
- Elevator & rudder
- Horizontal Stabilizers
- Controls and Dash
- Seats, Certified Seat belts
- AN Nuts, Bolts & Rivets.
- ENGINE MOUNTS
- Fuel Taps & Fittings
- Fuel Tank and Lines
- Throttle control Cable (outer and Inner)
- Control System
- Optional Radio intercom & Headsets
- Cables and Pulleys
- Main & Jury Struts
- ‘D’ Spar & Rear Spars
- Wing ribs & associated sheet metal components
- Optional flaps and Bell cranks
- Optional wheel fairings.
- FABRICS AND TAPES
- Fabric glue and thinner
- Silver Paste for UV Protection
- Dope thinners
- Contact Glue
- Engine cowls & Bonnet
- Wing Tips
- Roof lining
- Doors & Catches Pitot & Static lines, fuel guages
- windscreen – Lexan
- Door Windows – lexan
- Interior Carpet
BUYING YOUR SPORT 2000 OR GR 912 KIT IN 4 STAGES
STAGE 1 – WING KIT
Manufactured “D” Spar, rear spars, ribs – intermediate & rear, cross bracing & rigging, aileron rigging, struts, jury struts, fibreglass wing tips, fuel tanks, wing fabric tapes, dope & thinners, rivets & bolts kit.
STAGE 2 – FUSELAGE KIT
Etch primed fully welded fuselage, fibreglass doors, roof seats & dash, firewall, oil lines, controls & trim control, battery, cable & fittings, windscreen, door and door windows, Lexan windscreen, fabric, dope & thinners and hardware kit.
STAGE 3 – UNDERCART & ACCESSORIES KIT
Undercart legs, tyres, tubes and rims, bungee strut, bungee cord & optional fairings, nose wheel or tail wheel, engine mount, cradle, bushes & bolts, radiator pipes and hoses clamp seals & brackets, engine cowl & bonnet, spinner & base, carpet, dash, horizontal & vertical stabilisers, bolt kit.
If you build in stages please allow an additional $300 for packing. And for a quick build kit, allow an additional $400 for packing the fully framed wings.
STAGE 4 – ENGINE & INSTRUMENT KIT FOR THE ROTAX 912 AND 912S
This is the final kit required by the builder and is usually left till last. It contains the engine, prop, spinner and adapter spacer plate, instruments, final coat of paint, carby-heat, welded exhaust, oil lines and radiator hoses.
The price of this kit is not included in the prices, so allow $1500 for instruments (depending on brand); $1000 for paint (depending on colour – Metallic finish etc, and who paints it) and $2500 for the other items listed.
You will also need a radio, headsets and intercom so allow approx $1,500 for a basic VHS setup.
The “Quick Build” Kit Option
The “D” Spar is usually provided fully built however our optional “Quick Build” Kit comes with the wings framed up and also the flaps and ailerons partly riveted. Hours to complete the quick build kit are about 200 total.
In the Standard kit, the fuselage is provided abrasive blasted and etch primed, however – the airframe can also be provided in the “quick Build” option with the floor, roof and forward body cowl and firewall fitted. In this state – the fuselage is ready to be covered.
We currently have TWO “QUICK BUILD KITs
For the SP 2000 and SP 4000 aircraft available for immediate sale!
Fabric covering is simply explained in our video which takes the builder through step by step procedures. Fabric covering is a very rewarding part of the building process. Even if you have no previous experience, the methods used are easy and safe.
The Australian LightWIng airframe uses the 6061T6 high tensile alloy for all wing frame spars etc. All components are supplied unpainted. The builder may prime them prior to assembly but no cutting is required except for some gussets. The wing shape is easily set using basic tools.
Tools needed to assemble the wing frame include a pop-riveter and an electric drill, some adjustable clamps, and straight lengths of wood will also come in handy during the building process.
Step by Step, fully illustrated instructions guide the builder through the entire process.
AUSTRALIAN LIGHTWING KIT AIRCRAFT SPECIFICATIONS
|Aircraft:||SPORT 2000 & GR 912|
|UNDERCARRIAGE||NOSE WHEEL OR TAIL WHEEL|
|POWER PLANT||ROTAX 912 OR 912s|
|WING CONFIGURATION||HIGH Wing|
|WING SPAN||9.5 Metres / 31.1 ft|
|COCKPIT WIDTH & HEIGHT||1.06 m Wide 1.3 High|
|Aircraft:||SPORT 2000 – GR 912|
|WING SPAN||9.5 Metres|
|WING CORD||1.5 Metres (5 ft)|
|WING AREA||11.6 Metres Sq.|
|AIRCRAFT LENGTH||5.68 Metres|
|CABIN WIDTH||1.06 Metres|
|CABIN HEIGHT||1.30 metres|
|CABIN HEIGHT||1.30 metres|
CURRENT PRICES (MARCH 2018)
|Aircraft:||SPORT 2000 – GR 912|
|GR 912 TAIL WHEEL||KIT $45,000.00|
|GR 912 WITH FLAPS||KIT $47,000.00|
|SPORT 2000 (INCL. FLAPS)||KIT $ 47,000.00|
|INCLUDIONS TO NOTE:||(APPROX)|
|BASIC VHS SETUP||$1,300.00|
|POSTAGE & HANDLING OF KIT STAGES||TBC|
|Aircraft:||SPRT 2000 & GR 912|
|TAKEOFF 50′ OBJECT (TAKE OFF ROLL TO CLEAR 50 FT @ISA CONDITIONS)||300m at ISA Conditions – 80 hp
250 m at ISA Conditions – 100 hp
|RATE OF CLIMB ISA SEA LEVEL||100 hp – 850 ft/pm|
|STALL SPEED (POWER OFF)||40 knots ZERO FLAP
35 FULL FLAP
|CRUISE||100 hp 85 kts|
|ENDURANCE RANGE (10% RESERVE)||3.2 Hours|
|FUEL CAPACITY||60 Litres – 59 useable|
|FUEL CONSUMPTION||14-20 Litres per hour|
|GLIDE RATIO||8.5 : 1|
|ASPECT RATION (WING)||6.3 : 1|
|STRESS RATING||+6 G’S / -4 G’S|
|Aircraft||SPORT 2000 & GR 912|
|TAKE OFF WEIGHT||544 KGS (620 FLOATS)|
|USABLE FUEL CAPACITY||59 LITRES|
|FULL FUEL||60 LITRES|
|ENGINE OVERHAUL||1500 HOURS|
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Phone: (02) 66868658
176 Southern Cross Dr
P.O. Box 89
Ballina, N.S.W, Australia
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