Saturday, August 1, 2009
AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURING & DEVELOPMENT “ALARUS”
|STANDARD DATA: Seats 2. Gross wt. 1,692. Empty wt. 1,085. Engine 116-hp Lycoming O-235-N2C. Fuel 28.
PERFORMANCE: Cruise 99 kts. Stall 48 kts. Initial Climb Rate 750 fpm. Takeoff (50') 1,640'. Landing (50') 1,820'.
With its legacy in the kit plane industry, the Zenith CH2000 received FAA certification to become the Alarus. The all-metal airframe and carbine fiber cockpit is aimed at the flight training market, though the two-seater is approved for Day/Night VFR/IFR to satisfy personal transportation needs. In 2005, Alarus was redesigned to include a larger cabin, tougher landing gear and airbags for each seat.