Micro-Biplane Aviation Micro-Bipe / Tiger Cub 440
Страна: Великобритания
Год: 1981

Have you ever been to a sunny grass airstrip watching a group of enthusiastic pilots preparing their cherished aircraft for the afternoon's flying, and reflected on the reasons why you were watching and not flying on this warm idyllic day? If we could read your thoughts, our guess would be that it was the cost keeping you firmly on the ground. Now, with the advent of microlight aircraft, M.B.A. have produced a true 3 axis pilot's machine which cuts the cost of flying to shreds. The British designed and built micro-biplane is a totally new concept in microlights with 100 hours test flying now completed, and quantity production will commence during July '82.
Proof of the Micro-Bipe's strength is illustrated here. The biplane is available in kit form and the manufacturer claims that it can be assembled in 40 man-hours.
Tiger-Cub 440
The tractor installation of the two-cylinder air-cooled 440cc engine is claimed to avoid the pitching problems that can be encountered with pushers.
A 5-MINUTE BRITISH TAKE-AWAY. Three locking pins per side and the Tiger Cub is ready for light trailer transport. The specially designed MBA trailer is easy to handle and very stable on the road, even when pulled by small cars in strong cross-winds.
The Tiger Cub's recommended cruising speed is 55 m.p.h. and its rate of climb is 800ft/min. Inset, the Tiger Cub's control surfaces and control system follow conventional light aircraft practice.