|STANDARD DATA: (230) Seats 4. Gross wt. 2,980. Empty wt. 1,876. Fuel capacity 66. Engine 230-hp Lycoming IO-540-C4D5.
PERFORMANCE: Cruise 175 kts. Stall 57 kts. Initial climb rate 1,140 fpm. Ceiling 20,000. Range 870 nm. Takeoff roll 853'. Landing roll 1,329'.
STANDARD DATA: (310) Seats 4. Gross wt. 3,500. Empty wt. 2,317. Fuel capacity 88. Engine 310-hp Continental IO-550N.
This composite design came from German engineer Horst Ruschmeyer. Solaris Aviation, Inc., a U.S.-based company, purchased the assets of Ruschmeyer Aircraft, GmbH in 1999. Each model of the Sigma differs purely by horsepower. The tapering wings have a 6.97 aspect ratio, a laminar-flow airfoil, leading-edge stall strips and tilted wing tips. The small ailerons have slight differential action, with deflection limited by concealed massbalances. Inboard are large, three-position, electric Fowler flaps with similarly shrouded hinges and mechanisms. All models feature retractable trailing link landing gear and gull wing doors. The airframe is designed to 9 Gs.