The new TOPAZ xls model light sport aircraft is now in Australia. The new model features a more powerful Rotax 912ULS engine and a new optional 'glass' cockpit. The new EFIS and EMS instrument option includes a multi page display with the home page an electronic '6 pack' including a real-time GPS moving map display. It's an easy to use touch screen with the flight instruments displayed in an analogue manner making the TOPAZ glass panel easier to read in flight - no more micro sized 'spinning numbers' so common with other digital displays. The EFIS and EMS screens also display all engine instruments in a normal dial manner, easy to read and monitor. Above - a cockpit photo of AirSports new TOPAZ Light Sport Aircraft.
The upgraded TOPAZ XLS is performing so well, the factory test flight reports, that are always very conservative, are reporting 120kts cruise speed, 3000ft at 5400rpm, truly amazing for any light sport aircraft. The Topaz is a super clean design with a very efficient wing, no struts, 3 blade composite propeller, ballistic parachute option, comfortable leather seats, two big baggage compartments accessible from behind the seats or through two fuselage access doors, with up to 40kg of cargo possible you have airline capable storage (unlike most sport aircraft). Contact us at 0422-446622 for further information.
Pretty as a picture, the Topaz aircraft as seen in the Recreational Aviation Australia calendar. Note the curved up wingtips designed to reduce drag. A nice touch is the built in streamlined wingtip lights.
Just to keep you interested, our first TOPAZ advertisement. The photo was taken in France where AirSports first flew the Topaz, The photo shows the leather seats, and the doors open, notice NO STRUTS - it is easy to get into and out of the TOPAZ. The new upgraded Topaz now features, a new engine cowl (no intakes on the top of the engine), a new oil thermostat option has been introduced as well as a new tyre option. The panel layout has also been improved with electronic or analogue options, and the pitot is positioned in a more practical location.
GREAT NEWS! Our first two Topaz aircraft arrived safely, they look superb! Leather seats, wood panel type dash, lightly tinted windows, striking paintwork, carbon fibre 3 blade propeller and the reliable Rotax 4 stroke 912 engine. Best of all - no struts, faster, cleaner and getting in/out is so much easier! It will take us about 4 weeks to go through the “first of type” paperwork so no flying yet however you are welcome to visit and have a “quick look” at our Flying School.