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U-Xc (Transport) Characteristics

General Description

Single-engine piston, low-wing monoplane;
Primary and secondary structure constructed entirely of carbon fiber, cured in autoclave;
Retractable landing gear (tricycle);
Cabin equipped with a front compartment for two occupants arranged side by side;
Rear compartment for the transportation of two more occupants;
Luggage compartment accessible through the cabin and through independent external door.

Employment

The U-Xc is intended to pilots, companies or individuals interested in transportation and recreation;
With limited aerobatic maneuvers, can be used for transportation by air-taxi companies or to carry small loads;
Another possible use of the U-Xc version is to train pilots in flying clubs and aviation schools;
It features lower structural weight and high payload capacity, which allows it to fly with higher payload and higher amount of fuel, increasing the range and profitability of the operation.

Certification

The U-Xc was designed to meet the certification requirements established by international aviation authorities (ANAC, FAA and EASA), according to RBAC Regulation Part 23 (FAR-23 equivalent to the FAA);
In the transport version the aircraft will be certified in the category: "Normal";
Other specific requirements and/or needs of customization may be used to meet special demands.

Landing Gear

Tricycle type, telescopic, with hydro-pneumatic shock absorbers incorporated;
Retractable with gathering and extension potentiated by hydraulic actuators;
Equipped with a set of tubeless tire and wheel;
Designed for operation on unpaved runways;
Positive locking in both positions (up and down), equipped with signaling and safety systems according to regulations;
Emergency extension (free-fall), and alerts for "power lever in aft position" and flap down to avoid forgetting.

Flight Controls

Primary controls: Driven by rods for elevator and ailerons, and by cables for the rudder, with pedals and joystick being duplicated;
Flaps actuated by electromechanical actuator connected to a central torque tube, preventing asymmetry;
Flaps drive the ailerons to extend half their course through a bypass mechanism that will assist the flaps;
At maximum deflection of 45 degrees, the ailerons are deflected by approximately 22 degrees, increasing support and improving performance takeoff and landing;
Compensation commands ("trim") only on the elevator and rudder, acting through electromechanical devices associated with springs, not having the need for aerodynamics compensation;
Even when in extreme positions of compensation, the pilots will be able to override in the occurrence of "trim runaway".

Powertrain

It consists of a Lycoming acrobatic engine, 6-cylinder naturally aspirated, its accessories, and a 3 blade propeller with "spinner", located ahead of the aircraft. The set will be certified for operation in acrobatic flights and the cabin is isolated by a firewall.

Along with these characteristics, there are other competitive advantages that can leverage the attractiveness of the U-Xc, in its version for general aviation, for civilian market:

Retractable Landing Gear, not common in most 4 seats competitors, offering greater cruise speed and access to unpaved runways;

Acrobatic maneuvers allowed when the MTOW is limited to 1,140 kg;

High payload, allowing transportation of all (4) passengers and luggage with full fuel capacity, which means, total payload with maximum range;

Innovative system of lateral control, acting in conjunction with ailerons to flaps, resulting in reduced stall speeds and therefore lower takeoff and landing distances.

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