HOWARD LEVY reports on another of the more unusual shapes to be seen at Oshkosh '86, the Ligeti Stratos microlight

HOWARD LEVY reports on another of the more unusual shapes to be seen at Oshkosh '86, the Ligeti Stratos microlight

Posted 08.28.2009 in News by Christopher

Designer Charles K. Ligeti calls his joined-wing aircraft "Stratos", and refers to it as an ultra-compact, ultra-performance, ultralight aeroplane. It is tiny enough to be transported, fully assembled, sideways on a trailer behind a car and then hangared in an average family garage. The prototype's 24 h.p. engine and the craft's aerodynamic design provide a 112 m.p.h. maximum cruise speed, and the 166lb empty/392lb gross weight permits Stratos to meet the FAA's ultralight (American equivalent of microlight) category requirements.

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