The TeST TST-9 Junior is a Czech shoulder-wing, single-seat motor glider that was designed and produced by TeST of Brno. When it was available the aircraft was supplied as plans, in kit form for amateur construction or as a complete ready-to-fly aircraft. Production is now complete and the aircraft is no longer available new.
TeST TST-9 Junior Wikipedia
The TST-9 Junior was a development of the TST-7 Junior touring motor glider, incorporating a T-tail and other design refinements. The 12.4 m (40.7 ft) span, shoulder-mounted wing is slightly forward-swept. The wing has less span than the TST-7 Junior and consequently the aircraft has a lower glide ratio. The landing gear is of tricycle configuration, making taxiing the aircraft much easier than the monowheel gear used on the TST-1 model. The aircraft was later further refined into the TST-13 Junior.
The price for a completed ready-to-fly aircraft in 2004 was €22,240.
Data from World Directory of Leisure Aviation
General characteristicsCrew: one
Wingspan: 12.4 m (40 ft 8 in)
Wing area: 10 m2 (110 sq ft)
Empty weight: 175 kg (386 lb)
Propellers: 2-bladed feathering
PerformanceStall speed: 63 km/h (39 mph; 34 kn)
Never exceed speed: 180 km/h (112 mph; 97 kn)
Maximum glide ratio: 20:1 at 90 km/h (56 mph)
Rate of climb: 4.6 m/s (900 ft/min)
Rate of sink: 1.5 m/s (300 ft/min)