Friday, May 21, 2010



Pulsar 150
STANDARD DATA: Seats 2. Gross wt. 1,200. Empty wt. 680. Fuel capacity 20. Engine 80-hp Limbach L 2000.
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 150. Cruise mph 135. Initial climb rate 1,000. Ceiling 14,000. Range 600. Takeoff distance (50') 1,000. Landing distance (50') 1,100.

The KIS (keep it simple) series of aircraft became a vision of designer Rich Trickel when he was commissioned by Lance Neibauer (Lancair) to design and develop the molds and structural techniques used in the building of the Lancair series of aircraft. Trickel designed the KIS as a high-performance entry- or training- level aircraft that could reap the benefits of the composite technology that he had accomplished with the Lancair. Using epoxy preimpregnated glass cloth (prepreg), combined with high-density foam core and honeycomb Nomex, the vacuum-formed components for the KIS could become reality. The extreme light weight and high strength from this type of composite construction allows for the use of smaller engines to get superior performance for an aircraft. The KIS series is available with a number of options for configuration and powerplants. The KIS TD is a taildragger; the KIS Super and TR-1 are higher horsepower versions of the KIS with 120 hp and 125 hp respectively. All four of the kits are sold less engine, upholstery, avionics, and paint.


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