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FLAP AND AILERON hinges (opposite page, top left) are covered with rain-protection fairings. A unique air vent

(top center) spins to open and close using a knob under the pilot's left knee. Seats are not adjustable (below),
so cushions (not shown) have been made to increase passenger height if needed. The 100-horsepower Rotax
912 ULS engine can cruise the Sirius at 117 knots at a high power setting, or a turbocharged Rotax can be
substituted that's especially useful for high-elevation airports.

SPEC SHEET

TL Ultralight TL-3000 Sirius
BASE PRICE: $133,585
PRICE AS TESTED: $159,555

SPECIFICATIONS

Powerplant | 100 hp Rotax 912 ULS
Recommended TBO | 2,000 hr
Propeller | Fixed pitch, ground

@ 75% power, best economy |
103 kt/5.6 hr (30.6 pph/
5.1 gph)
@ 50% power, best economy |

adjustable, carbon three-blade

76 kt/8.4 hr (20.4 pph/

DUC Hélices Swirl

3.4 gph)

Length | 22 ft 10 in

Max operating altitude | 10,000 ft

Height | 7 ft 6 in

Service ceiling | 16,500 ft

Wingspan | 30 ft 10 in

Landing distance over 50-ft

Wing area | 121 sq ft
Wing loading | 10.9 lb/sq ft

obstacle | 1,050 ft
Landing distance, ground roll | 490 ft

Power loading | 13.2 lb/hp
Seats | 2

LIMITING AND RECOMMENDED

Cabin width | 3 ft 9 in

AIRSPEEDS

Cabin height | 3 ft 2 in
(seat bottom to cabin ceiling)

VX (best angle of climb) | 50 KIAS
VY (best rate of climb) | 55 KIAS

Empty weight | 760 lb

VA (design maneuvering) | 86 KIAS

Empty weight, as tested | 824 lb

VFE (max flap extended) | 55 KIAS

Max ramp weight | 1,326 lb

VNO (max structural cruising) |

Max gross weight | 1,320 lb

115 KIAS

Useful load | 560 lb

VNE (never exceed) | 138 KIAS

Useful load, as tested | 496 lb

VR (rotation) | 40 KIAS

Payload w/full fuel | 367 lb

VS1 (stall, clean) | 43 KIAS

Payload w/full fuel, as tested | 303 lb

VSO (stall, in landing configuration)

Max takeoff weight | 1,320 lb

| 34 KIAS

Max landing weight | 1,320 lb
Fuel capacity, std | 34.2 gal

FOR MORE INFORMATION

(32.2 gal usable)

Contact SportairUSA, North Little

205 lb (193 lb usable)

Rock Municipal Airport, 8222

Baggage capacity | 75 lb

Remount Road, North Little Rock,

Galaxy GRS ballistic parachute

Arkansas 72118; 501-228-7777 or

rescue system

888-359-7572; or visit the website
(www.sting.aero).

PERFORMANCE

All specifications are based on

Takeoff distance, ground roll |

manufacturer's calculations. All

370 ft

performance figures are based on

Takeoff distance over 50-ft obstacle

standard day, standard atmosphere,

| 1,400 ft

sea level, gross weight conditions

Max demonstrated crosswind

unless otherwise noted.

component | 17 kt
Rate of climb, sea level | 910 fpm
Cruise speed/endurance w/45-min
rsv, std fuel (fuel consumption)
5,000 ft

EXTRA

The capability of the Sirius to
handle high crosswinds makes it a
good choice for flight schools.

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