SportCruiser

The SportCruiser is certified in the USA LSA category and can be operated in countries recognising this LSA category e.g. the USA, South Africa, Australia and some parts of South America.

5 things to know

The SportCruiser is the market leader in the Light Sport Aircraft segment of the General Aviation market. In addition to its benchmark flight characteristics, performance and equipment, the SportCruiser offers unique features that make the aircraft the most attractive proposition for basic and advanced flight training, air clubs, basic military training, recreational use and air tourism. Here are just 5 things that you should know about the SportCruiser.

Lowest operational costs in light sport aircraft category

Through-life costs are a major consideration in the decision-making process for the acquisition of a new aircraft. The SportCruiser represents the lowest operational costs in the Light Sport Aircraft category. Together with the most competetive acquisition price in its class, this makes the SportCruiser a very attractive proposition for all user groups.

Maintenance-friendly aircraft

Due to the intelligent construction of the aircraft coupled with certain elements of design and applied technologies, the SportCruiser is a very maintenance-friendly aircraft. The associated simplified procedures makes the SportCruiser an ideal solution for flight schools and operators of large fleets.

Most spacious & ergonomic cockpit in Light Sport Aircraft category

Boasting the most spacious and ergonomic cockpit in the Light Sport Aircraft category and a level of comfort that is second to none, together with ease of control and endurance, the SportCruiser is widely appreciated as the perfect platform for both flight training and recreational use.

Flexibility of luggage space guaranteed

Due to uniquie baggage lockers in both wing sections of the aircraft as well as a spacious baggage compartment located in the rear part of the cockpit, the SportCruiser will always guarantee great flexibility for that weekend away. Each individual wing locker is able to accommodate up to 10 kg of luggage, providing the possibility to transport up to total of 38 kg of luggage depending on available useful load.

Robust construction

Czech Sport Aircraft is dedicated to innovation and technological excellence in its production processes. Due to the choice of materials and processes involved in the production of the SportCruiser, the aircraft boasts a very robust construction. This feature is perfectly suited to the training of entry-levels students and makes the SportCruiser the ideal platform for flight schools.

The new benchmark for flight training

The SportCruiser is used extensively for flight training around the world. Current statistics show that around 50% of aircraft delivered by Czech Sport Aircraft are used by flight schools in a basic and advanced training role as well as for time building.

The excellent flight characteristics of the aircraft and robust construction of the airframe are perfectly suited to entry-level students and this makes the SportCruiser the ideal platform for training purposes. Due to the highest standards of safety, superior performance, ease of maintenance and low through-life operating costs the SportCruiser has quickly established itself as the new benchmark for flight training.

The facts on the market today clearly confirm the leadership of the SportCruiser within the flight training segment of the Light Sport Aircraft market. As of December 2012, the SportCruiser was being used by almost 20 flight schools in the USA alone.

Technical overview

Basic Design

The PS-28 Cruiser is a double-seat aircraft of full metal construction. The aircraft is arranged as a low wing mono-plane with cantilevered wings and a conventional empennage.

Wing

The wing is a cantilever wing designed in two pieces. Each wing is attached by 6 shear bolts to the wing centre section. A fuel tank is located in each wing with a capacity of 57 litres. A unique storage compartment is also located in each wing with a capacity of 10kg per compartment. The wing tip is constructed from carbon-glass laminate. The wing is equipped with slotted flaps and ailerons. The right aileron is fitted with electrical trim.

Tailplane

The tailplane is formed by a stabilizer and elevator. The elevator is full balanced by horn balance and is equipped with a trim tab controlled by electrical servo.

Fuselage

The fuselage is designed as a conventional metal semi-monocoque structure. The cockpit frame and cover frame are made from a carbon glass fibre construction. The undercarriage is attached directly to the channel on the fuselage base.

Cockpit

The PS-28 Cruiser boasts the most spacious and ergonomic cockpit in the Light Sport Aircraft category. The cockpit has front-up-opened cover and two side sliding windows. All windows are made from Plexiglass. Located to the rear of the pilot seats is a spacious baggage compartment. The cockpit is equipped with an instrument panel holding all instruments in 3 separate panels. Individual control sticks and pedals provide the flight controls for both seats. The throttle is positioned on the centre console and the wheel brakes are located on the pedals.

Power Supply

The aircraft is powered by 12V electrical power.

Technical specification

Engine:Rotax 912 ULS2
Power:73.5 kW, 100 HP at 5800 RPM
Fuel:Mogas RON 95, Avgas 100 LL, EN 228
Propeller:Woodcomp Klassic 170/3/R
Sensenich Fixed 3-blade (*)
Wingspan:8.6 m (28.22 ft)
Length:6.62 m (21.72 ft)
Height:2.315 m (7.60 ft)
Wing surface area:12.3 m² (132.4 sq ft)
Cockpit width:1.17 m (3.85 ft)
MTOW:600 kg (1,320 lbs)
Empty weight (Classic with standard configuration):388 kg (855.4 lbs)
Max. baggage weight in cockpit compartment:18 kg (40 lbs)
Max. baggage weight in each wing locker:10 kg (22 lbs)
Cruise speed at 3,000 ft and 75% power: 93 KIAS (172 km/h)93 KIAS (172 km/h)
Max. horizontal speed:119 KIAS (220 km/h)
VNE :138 KIAS (255 km/h)
Stall speed VS0:31 KIAS (55 km/h)
Climb rate:825 ft/min (4.2 m/s)
Take-off distance to 50 ft (15 m):
 Concrete:1,270 ft (387 m)
 Grass:1,499 ft (457 m)
Braking distance:
 Concrete:479 ft (146 m)
 Grass:364 ft (111 m)
Range (30 min. reserve): 516 NM (953 km)516 NM (953 km)
Endurance:5 hours 25 min
Fuel capacity:114 l (30 US gal.)
Average fuel consumption:17.5 l/h (4.6 US gal./1 hour)

Standard instruments

SportCruiser SVAP Light

  • 1x SkyView SV-D1000T MFD touch screen with back-up battery SV-BAT- 320
  • Primary Air Data, Attitude, Heading Reference
  • System SV-ADAHRS- 200
  • Engine Monitoring Module SV-EMS- 220
  • Outside Air Temperature Probe
  • Dynon SkyView Autopilot
  • VHF + NAV/COM
  • Transponder (Mode S, Class 2)
  • SkyView GPS-2020 Reciever
  • Intercom
  • ELT
  • Stall Warning
  • ADS-B receiver SV-ADSB- 470
  • Ballistic Recovery System (*)
  • GPS Garmin 696 (*)
  • GPS Garmin 796 (*)

(*) Optional Equipment

SportCruiser SVAP+

  • 2x SkyView SV-D1000T MFD touch screens, both with back-up battery SV-BAT- 320
  • Primary Air Data, Attitude, Heading Reference
  • System SV-ADAHRS- 200
  • Back-Up Air Data, Attitude, Heading Reference
  • System SV-ADAHRS- 201
  • Engine Monitoring Module SV-EMS- 220
  • Outside Air Temperature Probe
  • Dynon SkyView Autopilot
  • VHF + NAV/COM
  • Transponder (Mode S, Class 2)
  • GPS Garmin 696
  • SkyView GPS-2020 Reciever
  • Intercom
  • ELT
  • Stall Warning
  • ADS-B receiver SV-ADSB- 470
  • Ballistic Recovery System (*)
  • GPS Garmin 796 (*)

(*) Optional Equipment