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Direct Fly ArGO



The Direct Fly ArGO is a Czech ultralight and light-sport aircraft, designed and produced by Direct Fly sro of Hluk, introduced at the Blois fly-in show in France, in 2011. When it was available the aircraft was supplied complete and ready-to-fly.

Design and development

The ArGO was designed to comply with the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) microlight rules and US light-sport aircraft (LSA) rules, with different versions at different gross weights for each category. It features a strut-braced high-wing, an enclosed cabin with two-seats-in-side-by-side configuration accessed by doors, fixed tricycle landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration.

The aircraft fuselage is made from welded steel tubing covered in aluminum sheet. The flying surfaces are made from aluminum sheet. Its 9.00 m span wing has an area of 9.90 m2 and mounts Fowler flaps. Standard engines available are the 80 hp Rotax 912UL and the 100 hp Rotax 912ULS four-stroke powerplants.

As of February 2017, the design does not appear on the Federal Aviation Administration's list of approved special light-sport aircraft.

Variants

;arGO ULL :Model with a gross weight of 472.5 kg for the FAI microlight category. ;arGO LSA/ELSA :Model with a gross weight of 575 kg for the US LSA category.

Specifications (ArGO ULL)