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Australian Lightwing SP 6000

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Manufacturer  Howard Hughes Engineering
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The Australian Lightwing SP-6000 (or SP6000) is an Australian kit aircraft under development by Australian Lightwing of Ballina, New South Wales. The aircraft is intended to be supplied as a kit for amateur construction.


Design and development

The aircraft was designed to comply with the Australian rules for amateur-built aircraft. It features a cantilever low-wing or optionally strut-braced high-wing, a six-seat enclosed cabin, fixed tricycle landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration.

The SP-6000's fuselage will be made from fibreglass with the wing constructed of 6061-T6 aluminium, with S-glass control surfaces. It will be powered by a Corvette LS3 automotive engine conversion, a 180 to 200 hp (134 to 149 kW) Lycoming IO-360 four-stroke aircraft engine or a turboprop powerplant. The cabin will include an optional toilet and galley.

The initial design offered will be unpressurized, but the company is considering a follow-on pressurized version. The high wing version will have a cruise speed of 145 kn (269 km/h), while the low-wing version will cruise at 250 kn (463 km/h).

Specifications (SP-6000 Low wing)

Data from Company

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: five passengers
  • Empty weight: 750 kg (1,653 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming IO-360 four cylinder, air-cooled, four stroke aircraft engine, 150 kW (200 hp)
  • Performance

  • Cruise speed: 463 km/h; 288 mph (250 kn)
  • Range: 1,852 km; 1,151 mi (1,000 nmi)
  • Avionics

  • Glass cockpit
  • Trutrac autopilot
  • References

    Australian Lightwing SP-6000 Wikipedia

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