Performance
OPERATION COSTS
COMPLIMENTS

    Rotax 912 ULS

    The Rotax 912ULS engine represents the classic reliability of the Bombardier Recreational Powertrain group with authorized service centers around the world. It is the quintessential engine for flying long distances with low energy consumption, using either MOGAS or AVGAS fuel. The TBO of 2,000 h makes it one of the most reliable products in the segment.
    • 4-cylinder
    • 4-stroke liquid/air-cooled engine with opposed cylinders
    • dry sump forced lubrication with separate oil tank
    • 2 carburetors
    • mechanical fuel pump
    • dual-electronic ignition
    • electric starter
    • propeller speed reduction unit
    • air intake system

    Rotax 912 ISC

    Recently introduced, the first fuel-injected engine house combines the high reliability of the Rotax 912 with the latest technology of fuel injection systems, offering an innovative product in aeronautics.
    • 4-cylinder
    • 4-stroke liquid/air-cooled engine with opposed cylinders
    • Dry sump forced lubrication with separate oil tank, automatic adjusted by hydraulic valve tappet
    • Redundant electric fuel injection
    • Engine management system
    • Electric starter
    • Propeller speed reduction unit
    • Air intake system

    Rotax 914

    Built on the 912, the turbocharged version offers more power, better balance of performance and more uniform performance at different altitudes.
    • 4-cylinder
    • 4-stroke liquid/air-cooled engine with opposed cylinders
    • with turbo charger
    • with automatic waste gate control dry
    • sump forced lubrication with separate oil tank
    • automatic adjustment by hydraulic valve tappet
    • 2 carburetors
    • dual electronic ignition
    • electric starter propeller
    • speed reduction unit
    • engine mount assembly

    Woodcomp Propeller

    The constant-speed SR3000 propeller, built of wood and composite material, comes from a long tradition of WOODCOMP excellence in construction. The profile section and variable pitch, combined with the electronic management of the RPM offer high performance during both take off and cruise speed.

    Double Exhaust and
    Cooling Systems


    A twin exhaust system developed for the Prime keeps the engine temperatures lower while increasing performance and efficiency while cruising.
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      4 point EASA certified safety belts
      Certified belts keep the pilots safe and able to maintain a safe range of motion while in the aircraft.
      Internal ballistic parachute
      An internal ballistic parachute provides an extra level of safety for the pilot and passenger in the event of an in air emergency.
      Anti-crash and anti-explosion bladder fuel tanks
      The anti blast tanks guarantee the utmost safety in the unlikely event of a crash and decrease the possibility of fuel releasing even with damaged wings and offers the advantage of avoiding flush between side tanks during normal cruise.
      Capacity Fuel Sensor
      The fuel sensors provide pilots with a constant, precise indication of fuel levels, even during maneuvers. Exceptional reliability for long range cruise flights.
      Electronic Command System
      All of the electronic controls (landing gear and flaps) are controlled via a safety critical system, specifically created to eliminate the possibility of failure. The landing gear, in the event of emergency, can be lowered by gravity through a release mechanism.
      Mill certified wiring
      Mill certified wiring systems offer the utmost in reliability and safety for all electronic systems and installations on board, while maintaining maintenance costs thanks to the ease of inspection of each installed component. The 24 breaker panel further reduces the possibility of failure.
        Aircraft
        3D AERODYNAMICS

        Blackshape uses CFD models together with modern cloud parallel computing techniques to optimize every aspect of the aircraft's aerodynamics. Currently Blackshape is implementing an innovative multi objective optimization technique integrating CFD methods with FEM structural analysis and provisional simulation.

        Models are tested and validated with experimental flights and provide distributed aerodynamic loads on each single aerodynamic component.
        CFD models are also implemented by our experimental department to study new solutions, in combination with Finite Element Analysis to foresee structure deformation and stress.

        CARBON BODY
        Blackshape carefully and precisely selects the material for the composite structure. The aircraft's body is entirely made with pre-impregnated carbon fibre using hot melt technology. This material and technology dramatically increases the uniformity of mechanical properties of the structure and reduces the variability of material anisotropy.
        The lamination of each part is made in a controlled environment complying to the ISO9100 norms. This results in an unprecedented structural strength and stiffness which is the basis of the aircraft's performance, giving less mechanical deformation and utilizing all power available to cruise.
        Recently Blackshape has implemented the traceability of all material lots and items in order to identify exactly each working phase and storage of all production information.
        Technical Info
        Take off and landing distance
        150 m
        Cruise speed (@70% power with Rotax 912 ULS)
        275 km/h CAS
        Range (with extended fuel tanks)
        1,375 km (with 30' fuel reserve)
        Rate of climb, sea level
        1,100 ft/min
        Service ceiling
        12,000 ft
        Fuel
        AVGAS 100LL and MOGAS
          Quality
          COMPONENTS

            Dynon Avionics

            Dynon Skyview. A leader in avionics packages, Dynon has been providing ultralight pilots innovative avionics packages that are in line with those found in airliners and business jets. Dynon Skyview represents the state-of-the-art for light sport planes providing PFD and MFD capabilities in a compact 10' display. It integrates transponder module and it is available with backseat display.

            Garmin Avionics

            The suite includes a Garmin G3X PFD and MFD, both 7'', a radio SL40, C or S transponder and audio panel mode (optional). The G3X product represents the most advanced aviation UL and LSA combined with the Garmin reliability. The Digital Terrain Model, the synthetic vision and Jeppesen cartography (optional) are just some of the characteristics of the system. Optionally you can have the SL30 radio functionality VOR and ILS.

            Beringer wheels

            Beringer wheels with aeronautical tyres: Available in red anodized alluminum with disk brakes. The unmistakable style and realiability of this solution enriches the landing gear and increases safety when landing both on grass airstrips and asphalt runways.

            Executive pearl color

            The pearl coloration, produced by Lechler exclusively for Blackshape transforms the already unique bodystyle into a chromatic experience without precedents.

            Executive leather interiors

            The leather interiors (available in two colors) create an elegant and refined ambience, increasing the comfort and the "class"of the cockpit. Both solutions (cloth and leather) are created exclusively for Blackshape by Sartoria di Francesco Albanese (tailoring and leather goods since 1951).

            Backseat baggage
            compartment


            The baggage compartment, capable of holding up to 25Kg, gives you and your passenger the freedom to carry your bags with you on those extended trips. Despite the sporty calling of the aircraft, you don't have to travel out of comfort and leave your bags behind. A set of Blackshape branded baggage, designed and created by Sartoria di Francesco Albanese available upon request.

            Double controls

            Double commands (stick, flap, trim and landing gear controls, emergency parachute, brakes, throttle) make the back seat a perfect substitute for the pilots position. With double controls, each space offers the maximum safety and pleasure when flying.

            Adjustable pedals

            Adjustable pedals guarantee the maximum comfort while seated, and the utmost.
            MATERIALS & PROCESSES

              Steel

              Blackshape uses the highest quality steel and aluminum in its products. Steel: Chomoly (CRMO ) 4130 steel, praised for its strength to weight ratio, and is typically used in structural tubing.

              Aluminium

              Blackshape uses the highest quality steel and aluminum in its products. Aluminum: Anodized aluminum 7075 used for its high strength to density ratio, ensuring high strength without additional weight.

              Moulding

              Moulding is done within a clean room with controlled temperature, humidity and air quality.

              Lamination materials

              Blackshape uses only pre-preg aeronautical composite materials stored at controlled temperature.

              Assembly

              Assembly of the main frame is done exclusively with aeronautical structural adhesive on a laser referenced assembly jig with tolerance of 0.1mm to guarantee perfect symmetry and increased aerodynamic efficiency.

              Autoclave

              Following in the footsteps of large aircraft manufacturing technology, Blackshape's autoclave curing process combines the effects of pressure and temperature to increase the structural continuity of main and secondary structures.
              QUALITY CONTROLS

                Penetrating liquids test

                Blackshape ensures structural integrity by performing nondestructive tests with penetrating liquids to ensure that there are no cracks that could potentially cause problems later on.

                Ultrasonic tests

                Nondestructive ultrasonic tests are employed by Blackshape to safeguard against defects that are invisible to the human eye or that are potentially located internally in the structure.

                Traction tests

                Blackshape mechanically tests all bonded materials and bonding process to check conformity with design specification. Ensuring that the aircraft does not vary from the original design, the traction tests help to ensure the structural stability and integrity of the aircraft.

                Load tests

                Each aircraft has to pass a load acceptance test up to limit load. The load test simulates heavy environmental and manoeuvring conditions, even those stronger than those our pilots would encounter during actual flight.