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    Ascender 3A

    DFE Ultralights, Inc.
    174 Grimplin Rd.
    Vanderbilt, PA 15486
    United States

    Phone: 724-529-0450


    davef@tsoft-inc.com

    CATEGORY:
    Type Fixed-wingSport-Pilot Compliant Yes
    Status Current
    Categories Ultralight
    PERFORMANCE:
    Max Speed (mph) 55Service Ceiling (ft) 18000
    Cruise Speed (mph) 40Rate of Climb (fpm) 600
    Stall Speed (mph) 25Takeoff Distance (ft) 200
    Range (statute mi) 150Landing Distance (ft) 300
    POWERPLANT:
    Engine Rotax
    Design Horsepower 25H.P. Low Range
    Fuel Capacity (US Gal.) 5H.P. High Range
    DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT:
    Empty Weight (lb) 185Useful Load (lb) 270
    Gross Weight (lb) 455
    Wing Area (ft2) 164Length (ft) 12.3
    Wingspan (ft) 33Height (ft) 9
    DESIGN:
    Wing Design Flying WingFolding Wings Yes
    No. of Seats 1Tandem No
    Cockpit Width (in) 15
    Landing Gear Tricycle
    Materials Fabric, Tube
    KIT AND PLANS:
    Kit Available YesQuick-build Available No
    Plans Available NoIncludes Engine No
    Beginner Build Time (hrs) 100Number Built & Flown 401
    Kit Cost ($US) $5,900Plans Cost ($US) $
    Build Cost Range $7,000 - $8,000
    COMMENTS:
    LSA Legal