The STARFOX V6 Super has finally arrived. (Nov)
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STARFOX (formerly Starflight), is one of the largest aviation companies in Brazil, a position achieved thanks to its pioneering and commitment to offering its buyers the experience of sports flight with safety, technology and style. With over 30 years of experience in the development of projects of light aircraft, manufacture, sales and post-sales, STARFOX has surpassed the mark of over 2,300 units, presently operating in all of the Brazilian States, as well as in almost every country in South America. The company's objective is to give aircraft buyers the experience of flying a safe, technologically advanced aircraft, with operational low-cost, and exceptional flight performance and safety.
Compared to other sports aircraft in it's class, the Starfox range is very cost effective.
It is time for this part of the world to experience the Starfox range of ultralight and sports aircraft.
THE STARFOX RANGE
The Starfox V6 Super demo aircraft has finally arrived in Australia after some unforseen shipping delays. We made a brief appearance with the Super V6 aircraft body at Ozkosh at Narromine, after picking it up from the docks the day before the airshow.
We are currently assembling and shaking down the aircraft in Newcastle and sorting out the LSA requirements, and getting it ready to get in the air soon (if the weather cooperates).
We feel that the V6 Super will fill a void in the Ultralight and Sportscraft industry in Australia, as a safe and easy to fly contender in the Ultralight Aircraft market.
CLICK ON THE YOUTUBE LINKS BELOW TO CHECK OUT THE FIRST AUSTRALIAN AIRCRAFT BEING FLIGHT TESTED IN BRAZIL
UPDATED 12th August
STARFOX Update - December
The Starfox V6 Super demo aircraft has gone through a complete stripdown to ensure that we know that everything is up to the expected standard of the Starfox range. The V6 Super is currently undergoing the Weight & Balance checks to make sure that all is correct as per the aircraft specs, so that future Starfox flyers will know what the limits of passenger and luggage will be. The weather has not been the best for flying in the Hunter Valley for the past couple of weeks, with limited ground tests and hops, so we are waiting for a break from the high summer winds to get the aircraft in the air for serious flight testing. If all goes to plan we will have all the flight tests done early January (we were delayed when we bumped into Christmas).
I have decided to re-configure the instrument panel to be more more universal for flying from either seat, and also positioning the iPad in the centre console.
THE STARFOX V6 DEMO has arrived in Australia, Check out pics and story below
STARFOX Update - March
We have been through the exercise of doing all the weight and balance calculations for the Starfox V6 Super, and are happy with the knowledge of moving forward with the flight tests knowing what ballast we do and don't need for the various situations of flight.
For the flight tests, we need a good couple of days of calm weather to conduct the tests properly. For the past month we have been dogged by ridiculous weather which has either been 42 degrees, humid, windy or raining, and so the aircraft sits anxiously waiting for its turn to get in the air.
All tests and checks have been completed, so it is just a waiting game waiting for some decent weather. The flight tests should all be completed by the third week in March, unless the weather decides to continue to be a pain in the butt.
I will be posting videos as soon as as we get them done.
STARFOX Update - August
Sorry for the delay in updates, I just realised I have not updated for a while.
We now have a thorough understanding of the working of the V6 Super and its weight & balance, and are satisfied with the outcome. I have been away with my other business for a time, so we have only been doing limited flight testing in between some very ordinary waether conditions. We will be ramping up the flight testing over the next few weeks. The aircraft has been successfully flight tested in Brazil for around 10 hours so we know it flys well.
We plan on taking the V6 Super to the Ozkosh Narromine Airshow in October, so lets hope the weather is kind to us to get aircraft there.