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    Merlin Lite

    Aeromarine-LSA
    1960 Fruitridge St
    Brandon, FL 33510
    United States

    Phone: 262-408-0124

    http://aeromarine-lsa.com
    info@aeromarine-lsa.com

    CATEGORY:
    Type Fixed-wingSport-Pilot Compliant Yes
    Status Current
    Categories Motor-glider, Ultralight
    PERFORMANCE:
    Max Speed (mph) 100Service Ceiling (ft) 12000
    Cruise Speed (mph) 63Rate of Climb (fpm) 600
    Stall Speed (mph) 26Takeoff Distance (ft) 100
    Range (statute mi) 180Landing Distance (ft) 100
    POWERPLANT:
    Engine Polini 303DS
    Design Horsepower 38H.P. Low Range 25
    Fuel Capacity (US Gal.) 5H.P. High Range 40
    DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT:
    Empty Weight (lb) 274Useful Load (lb) 276
    Gross Weight (lb) 550
    Wing Area (ft2) 100Length (ft) 17
    Wingspan (ft) 32Height (ft) 6
    DESIGN:
    Wing Design HighFolding Wings No
    No. of Seats 1Tandem No
    Cockpit Width (in) 26
    Landing Gear Tricycle, Tailwheel, Floats
    Materials Metal
    KIT AND PLANS:
    Kit Available YesQuick-build Available Yes
    Plans Available NoIncludes Engine Yes
    Beginner Build Time (hrs) 80Number Built & Flown 2
    Kit Cost ($US) $22,000Plans Cost ($US) $
    Build Cost Range $25,000 - $36,000
    COMMENTS:
    The Merlin Lite is available finished with gas or electric power. The aircraft will also qualify as a motor-glider.