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New AX Sport

Postby CFD » Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:39 pm

Not Exactly breaking news anymore but Donald Williamson's prototype carbon composite fully aerobatic AX Sport is going through the testing phase and can be seen regularly at Morningstar. A production version will be available in the coming year. The aircraft will be optimized for use with the new 116H.P. Lycoming 233 but will take up to 160H.P. The AX Sport will be an affordable fully aerobatic machine and has been designed in conjunction with aeronautical engineer Andrew Parsons.

It is great to have aviation pioneers like Donald at WCMC and we wish him all the best in this venture and look forward to filling out trophy cabinet in the years to come.
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The symetric aerfoil composite AX Sport waits on the ground
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Air-to-air shot of the AX Sport
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in the cockpit and ready to roll
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Donald readies the AX S for a test flight
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Re: New AX Sport

Postby RV4ker » Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:02 pm

(^^) (^^) (^^) (^^) (^^) (^^) (^^) Looks awesome...

Can't leave us hanging. Price specs etc.... :wink:
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Re: New AX Sport

Postby Oupa-G » Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:54 pm

These beautiful foto's do not show the immaculate detail, the whole process is just to be admired.

Donald you are a DUDE.

Good luck with the whole project.

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Re: New AX Sport

Postby CFD » Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:19 am

The exact details and specs of the production model are still to determined as it will differ from this prototype in many respects. The main difference will be the fuselage construction which will be a composite monocoque instead of the skinned chrome-molly version seen here on the development prototype. This and other tweaks should result in a weight saving of at least 60Kg!

Donald reports that she handles like a pussy cat on the ground and in the air has a roll rate to die for!
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Re: New AX Sport

Postby Bundy » Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:12 am

(^^) She really does look great! Good luck!

One day when I'm big, I'd love to do the necessary training and get myself into a low wing like this. The view out of the cockpit looks awesome. Barrel rolls are a bit difficult in the weightshift Im currently flying! ha ha
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Re: New AX Sport

Postby skybound® » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:06 am

Nice looking. Bears some resemblance to an Xtra crossed with a GK1.
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Re: New AX Sport

Postby RV4ker » Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:07 pm

Looks plenty like a stretched GK1....
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Re: New AX Sport

Postby bobthebuilder » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:05 pm

Take a look at this:
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Re: New AX Sport

Postby bobthebuilder » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:09 pm

LSA?
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Re: New AX Sport

Postby CFD » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:03 pm

Yep - it should fall under LSA.
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Re: New AX Sport

Postby bobthebuilder » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:44 pm

Is the nose really that log, or was the picture take with a wide angle lens?
Kind of looks like Cindy crawford - gorgous ..... but with the nose of pinochio!
Damn! what a pitty!
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Re: New AX Sport

Postby Go Vert » Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:26 pm

This is the prototype you see in the pictures, it has an streched nose and the reason for this is that they are doing the initial flight tests using a 2stroke 100hp fuel injected motor which is much lighter than the production types optional motor which is 120Hp as far as I remember. According to Donald the moulds for the production are being completed and the nose is perfectly in proportion to the rest of the airframe. I you see what this aircraft is capable of with 100hp, its going to be amazing with 120 - 140hp
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Re: New AX Sport

Postby bobthebuilder » Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:27 pm

Will a single seat version become available?
Inverted oil system?
Smoke?
VNE?
Clean stall?
+-G?
Will I Fit?
Price?
When can I have one?
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Re: New AX Sport

Postby bobthebuilder » Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:28 pm

... but ONLY if it has a cindy crawford nose!
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Re: New AX Sport

Postby RV4ker » Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:47 pm

Agree with Bob....
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