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Eurofox

Tradition since 1990

Eurofox

Overview

The Euro­fox are fac­to­ry-built two-seat air­craft man­u­fac­tured by Aero­pro in Slo­va­kia. Aero­pro has been pro­duc­ing air­craft since 1990 with now over 600 air­craft now fly­ing around the world. The Euro­fox has mod­ern designs with excel­lent per­for­mance and fea­tures — built with the finest work­man­ship and mate­ri­als result­ing in a com­plet­ed air­craft of the high­est qual­i­ty. The Euro­FOX is a real air­craft in every respect. It is joy to fly and own, extreme­ly com­fort­able with respon­sive, coor­di­nat­ed con­trols which immerse the pilot in the plea­sure of flight. With class lead­ing vis­i­bil­i­ty, the Euro­FOX pro­vides true agili­ty and tremen­dous sat­is­fac­tion for the pilot and pas­sen­ger.

Avail­able with the world’s lead­ing aero engine for all LSA air­craft, the Rotax 912 series. The air­craft is a high wing STOL air­craft with class lead­ing han­dling, spec­i­fi­ca­tion, pay­load and per­for­mance that can­not be matched by its direct com­peti­tors. Hav­ing the widest under­car­riage in class, con­struct­ed in robust GRP, the air­craft is proven over decades with almost half a mil­lion land­ings. The Euro­FOX is a real fun and engag­ing air­craft capa­ble of oper­at­ing from the short­est and rough­est strips, whilst effi­cient­ly cruis­ing at 100 knots.

86

Fuel capac­i­ty (L)

160

Eco­nom­i­cal speed Vek (km/h)

65

Min. speed (km/h)

208

Max. Speed (km/h)

Fuselage

The fuse­lage is designed to pro­vide max­i­mum strength, pilot and pas­sen­ger com­fort, and ease of con­struc­tion. The canopy frame, engine attach points is enveloped in a high-strength, 4130 Chro­moly cage — the same steel used to man­u­fac­ture rifle bar­rels — pro­vid­ing an addi­tion­al lay­er of secu­ri­ty and safe­ty.

Powerplant

The Euro­FOX is a tra­di­tion­al air­craft and our phi­los­o­phy on engine choic­es is quite sim­ple – stick with proven tried and test­ed engines, with known per­for­mance, reli­a­bil­i­ty and ser­vice his­to­ry. There­fore, the Euro­FOX has ded­i­cat­ed its engine choic­es to the mar­ket lead­ing 4 stroke “Rotax” range of air­craft engines, all with sim­ple main­te­nance sched­ules. Rotax engines have a 2000 hour TBO, with the abil­i­ty to “run on con­di­tion” there­after, with many exam­ples last­ing over 4000 hours.

Rotax 912 UL (80 HP)
The light­est and most fuel effi­cient of the range. Most pop­u­lar in the Euro­FOX micro­light ver­sions, this low com­pres­sion engine is extreme­ly robust, reli­able and easy to main­tain and is well suit­ed to the 450 kg micro­light Euro­FOX.

 

Rotax 912 ULS (100HP)
A car­bu­ret­ted 100 HP engine high­er com­pres­sion engine with reli­a­bil­i­ty and pow­er to weight at its core. Spec­i­fied in almost 90% of all world­wide light sport “group A” air­craft and a pop­u­lar choice with Euro­FOX 560 kg LAA air­craft. The 912ULS is also the engine of choice for many glid­er tow­ing Euro­FOX tugs.

 

Rotax 912iS Sport (100 HP)
All lat­est tech­nol­o­gy from Rotax, this fuel inject­ed, ECU con­trolled engine is the most advanced and devel­oped in the Rotax range. Based on the proven 912 engine but hav­ing many new fea­tures and mul­ti­ple redun­dan­cy on all sys­tems. This newest of the Rotax engine range offers a HP increase of around 10% at max con­tin­u­ous rpm over the 912ULS, but has the fuel econ­o­my sim­i­lar to the 80 HP 912 UL. This engine is prov­ing pop­u­lar with LSA Euro­FOX pilots, but also for increased pow­er deliv­ery per­for­mance in the Euro­FOX glid­er tow­ing envi­ron­ment.

 

Rotax 914 UL (115 HP)
The 914 UL has been around for over decade and is offered specif­i­cal­ly for use in the Euro­FOX with­in the glid­er tow­ing envi­ron­ment. Could be of inter­est for those clubs with the most dif­fi­cult of air­field sites or those with the high­est wing load­ing or heav­i­est glid­ers.

 

Rotax 915iS (141 HP)
This is the largest HP engine in the Rotax range. Could be of inter­est for those clubs with the most dif­fi­cult of air­field sites or those with the high­est wing load­ing or heav­i­est glid­ers.

Rotax 912 UL
  • 4‑cylinder
  • 4‑stroke liq­uid-/air-cooled engine with opposed cylin­ders
  • Dry sump forced lubri­ca­tion with sep­a­rate oil tank, auto­mat­ic adjust­ment by hydraulic valve tap­pet
  • 2 car­bu­re­tors
  • Mechan­i­cal fuel pump
  • Dual elec­tron­ic igni­tion
  • Elec­tric starter
  • Pro­peller speed reduc­tion gear­box

Rotax 912 ULS
  • 4‑cylinder
  • 4‑stroke liq­uid-/air-cooled engine with opposed cylin­ders
  • Dry sump forced lubri­ca­tion with sep­a­rate oil tank, auto­mat­ic adjust­ment by hydraulic valve tap­pet
  • 2 car­bu­re­tors
  • Mechan­i­cal fuel pump
  • Dual elec­tron­ic igni­tion
  • Elec­tric starter
  • Pro­peller speed reduc­tion unit
  • Air intake sys­tem

Rotax 912 iS
  • 4‑cylinder
  • 4‑stroke liq­uid-/air-cooled engine with opposed cylin­ders
  • Dry sump forced lubri­ca­tion with sep­a­rate oil tank, auto­mat­ic adjust­ment by hydraulic valve tap­pets
  • Redun­dant elec­tron­ic fuel injec­tion
  • Engine man­age­ment sys­tem
  • Elec­tric starter
  • Pro­peller speed reduc­tion unit
  • Air intake sys­tem

Rotax 914 UL
  • 4‑cylinder
  • 4‑stroke liq­uid-/air-cooled engine with opposed cylin­ders
  • With tur­bocharg­er
  • With auto­mat­ic waste gate con­trol
  • Dry sump forced lubri­ca­tion with sep­a­rate oil tank
  • Auto­mat­ic adjust­ment by hydraulic valve tap­pet
  • 2 car­bu­re­tors
  • Dual elec­tron­ic igni­tion
  • Elec­tric starter
  • Pro­peller speed reduc­tion gear­box

Rotax 915 iS
  • 4‑cylinder
  • 4‑stroke liq­uid-/air-cooled engine with opposed cylin­ders
  • Tur­bocharg­er with stain­less steel exhaust
  • Redun­dant elec­tron­ic fuel injec­tion and igni­tion
  • Dry sump forced lubri­ca­tion with sep­a­rate oil tank
  • Air intake sys­tem with inter­cool­er
  • TBO (Time between over­hauls) 1,200 hours
  • Engine man­age­ment sys­tem (EMS)

Wing

Wing of rec­tan­gu­lar plat­form with its own aero­foil sec­tion is of frame struc­ture with two spar tubes and the sys­tem of diag­o­nal struts and sys­tem of ribs. Al-alloy tubes of 63 mm die­mater are rein­forced in the hinges regions by tubes of cor­re­spond­ing diam­e­ter. A sys­tem of ribs con­sists of 14 ribs and of 13 aux. ribs sup­port­ing the fab­ric skin in the front wing area. In the hor­i­zon­tal plane the wing is braced by a sys­tem of diag­o­nal steel spar tube.

 

The 2×25,5 l fuel tanks are housed in the wing root part. Tanks are weld­ed from Al-alloy sheet. The lead­ing edge shape is guar­an­teed by a fiber­glass part bond­ed in front of the spar tube. The trail­ing edge is fit­ted with an Al-alloy shaped bat­ten.

 

The wing is cov­ered by syn­thet­ic fab­ric POLY FIBER, with applied stretch­ing lac­quer and sprayed by a first-rate exte­ri­or enam­el. flap­er­ons (Junkers flap) are attached through five hinges to the ribs under the wing trail­ing edge. The flap­per­on struc­ture con­sists of Al-alloy tube and lam­i­nate sand­wich (foam, epoxy resin, glass) formed in a neg­a­tive mould. Both wings are attached to the fuse­lage in the upper part through the main tube hinges and in the bot­toom part by the hinges of the “V” ‑shaped wing struts. The sys­tem of com­mon rear wing hinge and tilt truss axes allows the wing to tilt along the fuse­lage rear part. This saves a lot of stor­age place and allows the road trans­port.

Electric system

Elec­tric sys­tem is formed sin­gle-wire sys­tem of cabling with ground con­nec­tion neg­a­tive pole. Net­work sup­plies alter­na­tor with rec­ti­fi­er with 250W pow­er and accu­mu­la­tor 12V / 16Ah. Board net­work is switched by a switch key of switch box. Indi­vid­ual cir­cuits of appli­ances are switched by sep­a­rate switch­es and pro­tect­ed by a safe­ty lim­it switch.

Cockpit

Euro­fox has roomy cock­pit 112cm — wider than a Cess­na 172!  Our instru­ment pan­el is spe­cial in that it allows the use of almost any large-screen GPS (includ­ing the iPad or iPad mini!), while most (vir­tu­al­ly all) oth­er S‑LSA planes have instru­ment pan­els that have sort of boxed them­selves in and don’t have room (at least not in the best spot) for a large-screen GPS and pan­el has a large map pock­et. You can access to the lug­gage area while fly­ing (many planes have lug­gage com­part­ments that can­not be accessed while inflight).

 

The air­craft has two uphol­stered side-by-side. Each is equipped with four-point seat­belt. Lug­gage com­part­ment with dimen­sion 500 x 300 x 400 mm is sit­u­at­ed behind the seats. Is designed for max­i­mum 10 kg. Euro­fox has clear poly­car­bon­ate gull-wing doors equipped with gas-lift struts and with doors quick-remov­able (for fly­ing with­out doors!)

Fuel system

Fuel sys­tem has a total capac­i­ty of 86 l. It con­sists of two wing tanks (40 l each) and of an 5 l equal­iz­ing tank in the fuse­lage, con­nect­ed through the pipes with the fuel cock and fil­ter. Fuel lev­el indi­ca­tors are part of each tank, the min­im­im fuel warn­ing light is mount­ed as stan­dard.

Control of the aeroplane

The aero­plane is equipped by dual stick con­trol. Ele­va­tor and ailerons are con­trolled by a sys­tem of rods where­as the rud­der is cable con­trolled. The wing flaps are con­trolled by the lever and rod and through the coun­ter­shaft is thread­ed into aileron-flap­per­on cir­cuit. Trim con­trol is mount­ed as a stan­dard. All engine con­trols are placed on the instru­ment board. Rud­der con­trol – ped­als of foot con­trol are sit­u­at­ed on the floor in front part of cock­pit. Mov­ing of ped­als is trans­mit­ted on the rud­der through steel cable. Wing flaps – han­dle of wing flaps is sit­u­at­ed in mid­dle part of cock­pit.

Specifications

Technical data

 

 

Wingspan9,125 m
Length 5,605 m
Height2,25 m
Cock­pit Width 1,12 m
Wing area with flap39,47 kgm‑2
Chord length with­out flap 1,12 m
Chord length with flap1,3 m
Wingload­ing39,47 kgm‑2
Aspect ratio7.3
Min. speed 65 km/h
Oper­at­ing speed 110–160 km/h
Opti­mal speed Vopt 140 km/h
Eco­nom­i­cal speed Vek160 km/h
Max. Flap Exten­sion Speed 150 km/h
Max.speed 208 km/h

Operating Weights and Loading

 

 

All up Emp­ty Weight (Aver­age A/C)289 kg
Max. Take-off Weight-LSA cat­e­go­ry560 kg
Bag­gage hold20kgs as stan­dard
Cross wind lim­it27.8 km/h
Glide Ratio9:1
Range997 km (6Hrs)
Take-off Ground Roll at MAUW139 m
Land­ing Ground Roll at MAUW130 m

Dimensions with Wings Folded

 

 

Max Width2,4 m
Max Height1,77 m
Length6,4 m
Main Gear Width2,3 m

Types of undercarriage

Eurofox 2K Version

Euro­fox 2K tail­drag­ger fea­tures a com­pos­ite main land­ing gear and has wide-spaced main wheels to aid with cross-wind land­ings and take­offs, as well as result­ing in supe­ri­or ground han­dling. As tail­drag­gers go, the for­ward vis­i­bil­i­ty is very good and with the Euro­fox 2K hav­ing clear poly­car­bon­ate doors the vis­i­bil­i­ty out the side of the air­craft is excep­tion­al.

 

Euro­FOX 2K is a tail­drag­ger type with con­trolled tail wheel and are equipped by the pre­mi­um Beringer dual toe brake sys­tem oper­at­ed from the left and right seat and is avail­able with sev­er­al tire options.

 

stan­dard-size rib tires (15x6x6) with wheel pants
Carlisle tun­dra tires (18x8x6)
Aero Clas­sic tun­dra tires (21×8.00×6)
Airstreak 26″ tun­dra tires (26x12x6)

EuroFOX 3K Version

Euro­FOX 3K a fixed tri­cy­cle under­car­riage with a con­trol­lable nose wheel.This wheel is equipped by the tire with dimen­sion 4.00–4 with tube. Main under­car­riage car­ry low-presure tires with the dimen­sions 15×6.00–6 with tube (or 14×4 /4.00–6/) and are equipped by the hydraulic disk brakes oper­at­ed from the left and right seat. A park­ing brake is option­al.

TOW version

The Euro­FOX is a non EASA “annex II” per­mit “group A” air­craft cleared to aero­tow glid­ers up to 800 kgs. The air­craft is very eco­nom­i­cal to own and run, with proven capa­bil­i­ty and reli­a­bil­i­ty, fru­gal annu­al main­te­nance costs with excel­lent tug per­for­mance. Euro­FOX is a strong per­former, able to tow glid­ers up to 800 kgs and also per­for­mance glid­ers with a wing load­ing over 50 kg/m2. From a Nim­bus 3DT to a JS1, all club two seaters and vin­tage in between…..

 

The Euro­FOX has been aero­tow­ing in world for a decade, most sites being dif­fi­cult grass airstrips. The Euro­FOX can be spec­i­fied as a tail drag­ger or nose wheel, and with the major­i­ty of EU glid­ing sites being unpaven grass strips, often bog­gy, some­times short in length, only the Euro­FOX tail drag­ger with tun­dra tyres will do.

In the last 2 years G‑MOYR has flown 830 hours to date, done 4200 aerotows, and 4300 landings. The aircraft is in remarkably good order, flies superbly, and the retract winch has performed faultlessly.

It is a fact of life that oth­ers will try to fol­low a suc­cess­ful, inno­v­a­tive and mar­ket lead­ing prod­uct. How­ev­er, glid­ing clubs choose future tugs based on per­for­mance, suit­abil­i­ty, val­ue, usabil­i­ty, dura­bil­i­ty and pilot safe­ty: in all these aspects and more, the Euro­FOX is unri­valled as a ded­i­cat­ed liq­uid cooled Rotax 912 or 915 tug.

Folding wings

The Euro­FOX “wing­fold” is just that, wing fold…… one per­son can open or fold the wings, sin­gle hand­ed­ly in less than 10 min­utes, no tricks, no heavy lift­ing or any extra hands need­ed. The Euro­FOX wing­fold was designed from the out­set and an inte­gral part of the air­craft, not an after­thought as so many oth­er “wing­fold” claims are.

 

The Euro­FOX wing­fold is a stan­dard and cen­tral fea­ture of the air­craft, there is no wear and tear, it is designed to have the wings fold­ed on a dai­ly basis if that is required. All the Euro­FOX avi­a­tion air­craft are always kept with wings fold­ed, and they have been so for many years, no prob­lems at all after many hun­dreds of dai­ly “fold and unfolds”.

fox render folded

only one per­son, only 10 min­utes, to fold our wings!
our planes are eas­i­ly trail­er­a­ble or can be stored in rel­a­tive­ly small spaces
our planes will fit into an enclosed trail­er (while some planes with fold­ing wings are too wide to fit into an enclosed trail­er)
our planes give the option of using an enclosed trail­er as portable hangar
with hangar space being unavail­able or ridicu­lous­ly expen­sive in many parts of the world, our tru­ly trans­portable air­craft has a great advan­tage over almost all oth­er planes

Paint Schemes

Classic paint schemes

note : Clas­sic paint schemes includes one sprayed body col­or and two col­ors for stick­ers. Body and stick­ers col­or are option­al.

Special paint schemes

note : spe­cial paint schemes includes two or more sprayed body col­ors. Body col­ors are option­al.

Samplers

We are using Imron Fleet Line for body col­or. Imron Fleet Line is advanced prod­uct sys­tem for com­mer­cial vehi­cles, trucks, bus­es and trail­ers. It con­sists of a wide range of prod­ucts, from under­coats to top­coats.

Imron Fleet Line sys­tems pro­vide a full colour offer­ing includ­ing RAL and cor­po­rate shades. A com­pre­hen­sive under­coat pack­age enables you to apply Imron Fleet Line to a vari­ety of sub­strates. A choice of thin­ners and acti­va­tors allows you to tai­lor the per­for­mance of Imron Fleet Line to your spe­cif­ic needs.

RAL sam­pler

We are using high per­for­mance ImagePer­fect™ 5700 foils for stick­ers. ImagePer­fect™ films in the 5700 Pre­mi­um range are suit­able for indoor and out­door appli­ca­tions. The vinyls are spe­cial­ly-for­mu­lat­ed, flex­i­ble, cal­en­dered PVC to enable them to cut bet­ter and weed eas­i­er and faster. These films are coat­ed with a pres­sure-sen­si­tive, acrylic adhe­sive suit­able for use on a wide vari­ety of clean, dry sur­faces. The exclu­sive lin­er is a sealed, kraft paper which gives con­stant layflat and trou­ble-free con­ver­sion on all cad/cam equip­ment from the fastest drum and flatbed plot­ters to screen press­es.

ImagePer­fect™ 5700 sam­pler

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