GEPAS Compact
Страна: Франция
Год: 1978
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GEPAS Compact

  Designed and built by B. de Lagarde of GEPAS - Groupe d'Etudes Pour I'Aviation Sportive - the Compact is a homebuilt single-seater of conventional modern appearance and glassfibre construction, and the prototype was due to make its first flight in May 1978. Few details have been released so far, but this cantilever mid wing monoplane is built of glassfibre and epoxy resin, with a non-retractable monowheel and flaps that also act as air brakes. The tailplane is low-set and the pilot sits under a one-piece flush fitting cockpit canopy.

Span: 42 ft 0 in
Length: 19 ft 8 1/4 in
Wing area: 102.3 sqft
Aspect ratio: 17.2
Max weight :586 lb
Best glide ratio: 31:1