LSA: Personal Pan Airplanes

Welcome to the future of aviation, if flying cars don’t have their way first. Marty! Where you at? Designers of this project tell of this new class of airplane that’s taking the private world of aviation by storm, that being the LSA “Light Sport Aircraft.” This class is between existing microlight and private pilot classes, and aims to make it easier and cheaper to get your smooth flying butt in the air!

I want you to take a good long look at the first image in this gallery. It’s totally fun. Also totally absurd. Always wear a helmet when traveling in any sort of high-speed airplane automotive, especially if it looks like it’s tearing through barriers in time and space like this one is.

Now, the LSA class is small, and this “EQP2 Excusion” is one of less than 10 models anywhere near reality today. I’m sure it’s exciting for some, especially those who already rock the skies. For me, it seems TERRIFYING. I’m keeping my need for speed attached to the ground.

As it stands now, the designers of this project have built a full scale mockup of the interior as well as a 1:4 scale model of the plane for exhibitions and testing. Their goal is to have a prototype flying in 2013.

Seats: 2
Maxiumum Takeoff Weight: 690kg / 1520lbs
Useful Load: 620lbs
Baggage: 220lbs
Max Speed: 220kts
Cruise Speed: 170kts
Range: 1100nm
Altitude: up to 13500ft
Takeoff & Landing Distance: 750ft
Engine: Concept Electronic Power Source

Wingspan: 9m
Aircraft Length: 6.2m
Aircraft Height: 2.65m

Designers: Oyvind Roar Berven and Tomas Brodreskift

EQP2 EXCURSION Electric LSA Amphibian / Interior Nest Design Study by Oyvind Roar Berven and Tomas Brodreskift

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37 Comments

  • Hartigan says:

    Very interesting concept! Nice design.

  • mif991 says:

    I don’t know a thing about avionics, but it looks like you are doing your homework. Thanks for the presentation, well done and good luck.

  • Noah says:

    how about an ejection seat downwards i dont fully underatand the propeller!

  • jason says:

    propeller at the top?

    • Tomas says:

      Although of centerline thrust has it´s problems, there are many aircraft using it today.

      Getting the prop of the ground allows for water operation and is safer. One can also rund a bigger diameter prop, thus reducing the noise pattern.

      The prop area might look strange, because the aircraft is equipped with 2 engines, each running one prop. Counter Rotation of course;)

  • Stephen Russell says:

    Radical, Id fly in this anytime, way Cool

  • Mike says:

    Great concept and I would buy one. But the speed is wrong. The LSA speed limit in 120 Kts in level flight.

  • Tomas says:

    I know the speed limit;)! You´ll just have to throttle back my friend, cars do not have a locked maximum speed under the national limit, it´s up to the pilot;) The pure idea that you as an aircraft designer should try to drag your aircraft so it will go slower is insane! LSA rules in Europe i´m hoping will be more open too!

    Thanks!

  • Manticore says:

    “Concept Electronic Power Source”??

    I estimate they would need to carry over a hundred car batteries to get one hour of flight. Even using NiCad or Lithium they would still need a shitload. It’s bullshit.

  • Manticore says:

    “Concept Electronic Power Source”??
    I estimate they would need to carry over a hundred car batteries to get one hour of flight. Even using NiCad or Lithium they would still need a shitload. It’s bullshit.

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  • Rob Beach says:

    Would you like to partner with us? We are building an LSA in South Africa.

    Regards
    Rob

  • Rob Beach says:

    Would you like to partner with us? We are building an LSA in South Africa.

    Regards
    Rob

  • Bernardo says:

    How much will it cost roughly?

  • Tomas says:

    Sure. What Aircraft are you developing. Do you have a site / images?

  • Tomas says:

    The cost is difficult to determine as we´re only half way on the prototype. But we´re aiming for a 50K$ DIY KIT, and then you have to choose engine system (hybrid) or battery only version, and Equipment (Avionics etc).

    Later on as a certified version we´re hopefully looking at a 150K $, but it´s only a goal not a finished price.

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