Pipistrel Taurus Self Launching Glider Technical Data
  • Technical Data
Below you find the technical and performance data for the Pipistrel Taurus self launching glider. Taurus is made from the highest technology composites (epoxy resin, glass fibre, carbon fibre, kevlar fibre and honeycomb structures). The airfoil used on wings is ORL 170, (F. Orlando).

 

model TAURUS 503
ENGINE ROTAX 503 UL DCDI 2V
max power(with 2 carbs.) 53 hp at 6600 rpm
PROPELLER 2 blade Pipistrel 1600 mm diam
SIZES
wing span 14.97 m
length 7.17 m
height 1.41 m
wing area 12.33 m2
rudder area 0.9 m2
horizontal tail area 1.36 m2
aspect ratio 18.6
positive flaps 5 deg, 9 deg, 18 deg
negative flaps -5 deg
center of gravity         22% - 41%
WEIGHTS
empty weight 285 kg
minimum pilot weight 60 kg
maximum total pilots weight 220 kg
max take off weight (MTOW) 450 kg / 472.5 kg
fuel tank capacity in the wing 30 l
useful fuel 27 l
PERFORMANCES
stall with flaps 62.5 km/h
stall without flaps 67 km/h
maneuvering speed 141 km/h
max speed with flaps extended 130 km/h
max speed with airbrakes extended 225 km/h
max. permitted speed 205 km/h
VNE 225 km/h
min.sink 0.74 m/sec
min.sink speed 85km/h
max. sink with air-brakes 5.5 m/sec @ 100 km/h
best glide 1: 41
best glide ratio speed 115 km/h
best glide at 140 km/h 1: 36
best glide at 180 km/h 1: 25
max towing speed 150 km/h
45°-45° roll time 3.9 sec
take off run MTOW 155 m
take off over 15 m MTOW 300 m
cruising speed with 75% power 145 km/h
best climb speed 100 km/h
max climb rate (MTOW) 3.5 m/sec
service ceiling MTOW 4,200 m
max load factor permitted (x1,8) +5.3g -2.65g
max load factor tested + 7.2g - 7.2g
fuel consumption at full power 18 lph

Note: all data are calculated and are subjected to change without notice

BASIC PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Positive and negative flaperons
  • Automatic command annexation at wing connection
  • Steerable tail wheel
  • Wing air brakes
  • Mechanical elevator trim
  • Integrated 30 liter fuel tank in the wing with filling cap on top
  • Noise reducing firewall
  • 4 point ""schroth"" seat belts
  • Cabin carpets in blue color
  • Non tinted plexy canopy
  • Comfortable seats with adjustable head rests
  • On ground forward adjustable pedals
  • Five point door fixation
  • Cabin window with air vent hole on both sides
  • Separate venting for each pilot
  • Retractable mechanical main landing gear
  • Hydraulic disk brakes on the main wheels
  • 12v cigarette lighter connector
  • Instrument panel with
  • All flight and engine instruments
  • Libelle slip indicator
  • Magnetic compass with mount
  • 2 blade fix pitch wooden propeller
  • Rrotax 503 engine, 53 hp with 2 carburetors
  • Automatic electric system to retract the engine

 

 

 

 

Where are we?

Contact

Fergus McDonnell

Fergus@PipistrelAircraft.com

00 353 (0)87 805 1400

Address: Lights Sport Aviation Ltd.
Creggaun,
Craughwell,
Co. Galway,
Ireland.