MAX PERSONS

2 PERSONS

USEFUL LOAD

230 KG

CRUISE SPEED

120 KTAS

MAX RANGE

750 NM

CLIMB RATE

600 FPM

FUEL BURN

18 LT/HR

OVERVIEW - SLING LSA

Pioneering South African aviator and TAF co-founder Mike Blyth dedicated himself to designing the world’s best handling LSA - The Sling LSA – a stick and rudder experience to delight and inspire. The Sling LSA's flying characteristics make for a perfectly coordinated, highly responsive control setup that gives her the distinct qualities of a fighter jet, while not being overly sensitive.

The Sling LSA is the perfect trainer aircraft – easy to fly, easy to maintain, economical and with its robust landing gear and superb handling, it is most importantly safe. Reviewers comment on its manoeuvrability and responsive feel, areas where it leads its competitors, and which make it ideal for teaching aspirant pilots.

The Sling LSA is a stressed-skin, semi-monocoque aircraft, made to precise standards from aviation grade aluminium, punched using CNC machines. Rugged aluminium lines, combined with cutting-edge tech advances, ensure that the Sling looks the way an aircraft should and flies even better.

“The real magic of the Sling comes from flying it. Easily the Sling’s most impressive quality is its manoeuvrability and handling. The controls are an extension of your mind, with only the slightest finger pressure necessary to execute the manoeuvre in your head.”
Marc C. Lee (Plane and Pilot Magazine)

SLING LSA EXTERIOR

Design the exterior of your Sling Aircraft to your liking

You can turn your Sling into your personalised dream aircraft using our numerous standard or complex paint scheme and vinyl design options. Effortlessly elegant, superbly appointed and finished with a forensic eye.

SLING LSA INTERIOR

A truly first-class travel experience

The Sling LSA’s sublime and beautifully appointed interior features executive two seat comfort. Enveloped in authentic leather and lavish carpeting, the Sling LSA stands out with an elegance that adds a touch of class to aircraft interiors. Available in five color palettes: Cast Iron, Red Velvet, Indigo Sky, Namib Dune and Cloud Burst with stitching, piping and panelling in complementary colors.

POWERPLANT & PROPELLER

Your Sling LSA is powered by a Rotax 912 engine and is available as a 912 ULS or 912 iS.

While the 100 hp Rotax 912 ULS offers a time between overhauls of 2,000 hrs and is the best power to weight ratio in its class, the Rotax 912 iS offers all the well-known advantages of the Rotax 4-stroke engine series as well as electronic fuel injection and an engine management system contributing significantly lower fuel consumption, features which will ultimately enhance the flying and ownership experience of pilots.

Your Sling LSA as standard comes fitted with a Warp Drive 3 Blade ground adjustable propeller.  Warp Drive builds solid carbon fiber propellers for a wide variety of applications. These propellers are affordable and light-weight and come standard with nickle leading edge protection to protect from stone chips and damage caused by extended IFR flight in rain and hail.

AVIONICS

Excellent instrumentation options make for a unique and state-of-the-art flying experience at a fraction of the cost of our certified competitors.

Full integrated EFIS with autopilot, radio and transponder with 2020-compliant ADS-B is available with live weather and traffic alerts in the cockpit.

“Handling on the newest LSA is clearly the product of careful engineering and a patient development schedule. In particular, control harmony was up with the best I’ve flown. I was able to execute roll-reversing Dutch rolls to 45 or 50 degrees each way within the first few swings of the joystick.”
Dan Johnson (Sport Aviation Magazine)

INSTRUMENTATION OPTIONS

We have standardised on Garmin instruments throughout. They are modern, reliable and you can get the backup you need no matter where you are in the world.

Instrumentation - Garmin G3X Touch - TAF

GARMIN EFIS

Designed from the ground up with a native touchscreen interface, the Garmin 10” G3X Touch flight display is the smartest, most advanced large-format flight displays Garmin has ever designed specifically for LSA and amateur-built aircraft.  The integration and versatility provided by the G3X Touch make it the ideal panel layout for your Sling Aircraft.

Falcon Backup Instruments

BACKUP INSTRUMENTS

Backup instruments as standard are 3 1/8” analogue instruments for airspeed and altitude. Falcon equivalent airspeed indicators have been one of the most chosen flight instruments by kit plane builders and sport pilots. There are many great advantages: excellent slow speed characteristics; very progressive increments; variety of ranges; light weight; short length; affordable price; and reliability. All airspeed indicators are housed in an aluminum case and all parts are made with metal.

Instrumentation - Garmin Radios - TAF

GARMIN RADIOS

Designed specifically for light sport aircraft, the GTR 200 combines powerful Comm capabilities with advanced workload-reducing features formerly only found in high-end certified systems. Its slim 1.35” tall design allows you to make the most of limited space in your panel while 10 W of transmit power helps ensure solid communications between you and ATC or other aircraft in your vicinity. Information displays on the large, sunlight-readable display with brightness levels that can adjust automatically to the natural light level in the cockpit, or can be adjusted manually by the pilot.

Instrumentation - Garmin Transponder - TAF

GARMIN TRANSPONDERS

For nearly 20 years, Garmin has led the development and deployment of various ADS-B projects, and they have optimized their ADS-B solutions for light sport aircraft. The GTX 35R ADS-B transponder integrates with Garmin G3X and G3XTM Touch to provide you quick, cost-effective and powerful ADS-B “Out” capabilities you can control through your flight display. Although this item does not come standard, it is available as an optional extra.

Garmin Autopilot - TAF

GARMIN AUTO PILOTS

The GMC 307 control panel offers a dedicated interface for G3X autopilots light sport aircraft. When installed with G3X flight displays, GMC 307 offers features normally reserved for high-end aircraft that use the GFC 700 digital autopilot system, including advanced autopilot modes, such as indicated airspeed hold, independent flight director and third-axis yaw damper. Although this item does not come standard, it is available as an optional extra.

ELT - 406-MHz E-04 ACK ELT

ELT'S

For distress alerts, your Sling Aircraft is fitted with the standard frequency of the 406-MHz E-04 ACK ELT. This internationally-regulated mobile radiocommunication service aids in search and rescue operations to detect and locate aircraft. This model, which includes 250 knot whip antenna does not come standard, however it is available as an optional extra.

STANDARD & OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT

The Sling LSA include a host of handy standard features. Interior is all leather upholstered, the carpets are sound proofed and there are cabin heaters on both sides. Seats are adjustable, both base and back, as are the pedals. Controls are full-dual – stick, pedals, throttle and brakes. Comfort on the inside is complemented by robust, safety-first design on the outside.

Slings are made using CNC punched aircraft grade aluminium, main spars are anodised and all aluminium parts alodined against corrosion. Front gear, engine mount and pedals are 4130 steel, while ailerons and elevators have pushrod controls with bearings; indeed all control surface hinges use ball bearings.

Specifications & Performance

PERFORMANCE & ENGINE

912ULS

912iS

Manufacturer
Bombardier‐Rotax GmbHBombardier‐Rotax GmbH
Horsepower
100hp/75kW100hp/75kW
Maximum Allowable Speed (Vne)
135 KIAS | 155 MPH135 KIAS | 155 MPH
Cruise Speed - 9500ft AMSL
120 KTAS/138 MPH120 KTAS/138 MPH
Stall Speed - Clean
45 KIAS/51 MPH45 KIAS/51 MPH
Stall Speed - Full Flaps
38 KCAS/44 MPH38 KCAS/44 MPH
Max Demonstrated Crosswind Component
15 KTAS/17 MPH15 KTAS/17 MPH
Takeoff Ground Roll - Concrete
460ft/140m460ft/140m
Landing Distance - Braked
262ft/80m262ft/80m
Rate of Climb - Sea Level
600ft/min500ft/min
Maximum Operating Altitude
13,000ft13,000ft
Endurance
8 Hours10 Hours
Range @ 75% Power with 45min Reserve
750nm/1400km *850nm/1600km *
Dimensions
Wingspan
30ft 1in | 9.165m
Length
21.9ft 10in | 6.675m
Height
8ft | 2.45m
Cabin Width
43.8in | 1.11m
Weights (912ULS | 912iS)
Standard Empty Weight
370kg | 382kg
Maximum Useful Load
230kg | 218kg
Maximum Takeoff Weight (VLA)
700kg
Maximum Takeoff Weight (LSA)
600kg

MAINTENANCE

Sling aircraft are inexpensive to buy and run. The graph below will give an approximate breakdown of how the costs per hour are realized.

COSTS PER HOUR

  • Fuel $12
  • MPI $8

RUNNING COSTS

  • Sling 4
    Sling 4

    Sling 4 Running Costs/Hour

    $46
    This is an estimated running cost per hour for a Sling 4 aircraft based on maintenance and fuel burn costs.
  • Sling TSi
    Sling TSi

    Sling TSi Running Costs/Hour

    $54
    This is an estimated running cost per hour for a Sling TSi aircraft based on maintenance and fuel burn costs.

WARRANTY

A great warranty means great peace of mind in the sky.

Sling Aircraft Warranty options will prolong your Sling’s life and future adventures giving you peace of mind high in the sky. Contact us regarding warranty options that will protect your Sling. This will keep your Sling flying like new; the only thing we can’t keep new is that new aircraft smell.

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SLING LSA ALSO AVAILABLE AS A TAILDRAGGER

Ask our sales team about the TAILDRAGGER option for this model

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