the Aerotrek Advantages . . .
As we hope you are already finding, our Aerotrek web site provides loads of information about our planes, including specifications and performance
and complete pricing information, along with hundreds of photos. But on this web page, we want to highlight some of the features and aspects of our aircraft
that we feel are particularly noteworthy or distinctive for our Aerotrek aircraft . . .
* only one person, only 10 minutes, to fold our wings!
* our planes are easily trailerable or can be stored in relatively small spaces
* our planes will fit into an enclosed trailer (while some planes with folding wings are too wide to fit into an enclosed trailer)
* our planes give the option of using an enclosed trailer as portable hangar
* with hangar space being unavailable or ridiculously expensive in many parts of the U.S., our truly transportable aircraft has a
great advantage over almost all other S-LSA planes
PRICE, OH-MY-GOSH PRICE
* it's not at all necessary to spend $100K+ to get a top-quality, fine-performance S-LSA aircraft!
* our planes are priced at only $88,950.00 -- well-equipped with 100-hp engine and including radio, intercom, and transponder-encoder
* a more reasonable-cost aircraft will normally have more reasonable-cost insurance
* don't buy our plane because of our good price -- buy our plane because it is the best plane for you as well as the best value!
* don't make the mistake of thinking that a better price means lower quality or a "cheaper plane" -- our planes are "priced right"
instead of way-overpriced as so many S-LSA planes are
CHOICE OF A220 TAILDRAGGER OR A240 TRICYCLE-GEAR
* our planes are available as trike or taildragger (a very rare choice among S-LSA planes)
* roomy cockpit -- wider than a Cessna 172!
* super visibility with the our clear doors, skylights, etc.
* easy entry (our planes are high wing with two gull-wing doors held open with gas-lift struts)
* extra-comfortable seats -- our seats are exceptionally comfortable so you can fly for hours without any discomfort or need to "wiggle"!
* we have easily adjustable seating positions -- for shorter or taller, bigger or smaller pilots and passengers
* access to the luggage area while flying (many planes have luggage compartments that cannot be accessed while inflight)
GREAT INSTRUMENT PANEL
* our instrument panel is a delight -- when equipped with large-screen GPS and with the Dynon EFIS and the super-functional EIS electronic
engine instrument, it makes things easy
* our instrument panel is standard with the German-mfg. Funkwerk Avionics ATR833-OLED radio and U.S.-mfg. PM1000II intercom -- for outstanding
radio and intercom function in our aircraft
* our instrument panel is standard with the Funkwerk Avionics TRT800H Mode S transponder which is high-performance (250w) and can readily be
configured for ADS-B Out
* our instrument panel is special in that it allows the use of almost any large-screen GPS (including the iPad or iPad mini!), while most
(virtually all) other S-LSA planes have instrument panels that have sort of boxed themselves in and don't have room (at least not in the best spot) for a
* our instrument panel is readily "upgradeable" -- an owner can start with our standard, well-equipped panel and then add equipment as needed
very easily and without any undue expense
* our instrument panel options are priced much more reasonably than most other S-LSA planes
* our instrument panel has a large map pocket (while most S-LSA planes don't have this very handy feature)
* we have a low-fuel-level warning light -- red warning light when fuel level is down to only 1 gallon
ADVANCED NEW FEATURE -- COCKPIT-CONTROLLABLE OIL TEMPERATURE CONTROL FLAP
* a new standard feature for our airplanes -- our planes now have a
cockpit-controllable oil temperature
control flap -- which provides for much for quicker warm-ups and to be able to keep the engine at better
operating temperatures on colder days -- this is a very rare feature on S-LSA planes and a great advantage with
OUR A220 TAILDRAGGER HAS MODERN FEATURES AND PERFORMANCE
* we have one of the very few modern-performance (120+ mph cruise) side-by-side S-LSA taildraggers available
* our A220 taildragger has excellent forward visibility while taxiing, so typical "weaving back and forth" to see ahead
is not necessary -- resulting in a better, safer taildragger
* our taildragger is considered to be a relatively "easy handling" taildragger
EASY TAKEOFFS AND LANDINGS
* extra-wide landing gear (with both trike and taildragger) for really good stability during taxiing, takeoffs and (especially) landings
GREAT COLOR CHOICES
* our planes are available in a nice variety of colors (most other S-LSA planes are only available in white, maybe with some different
colors of decals on them)
CHOICE OF TUNDRA TIRES OR STANDARD TIRES
* our plane are available with standard tires with wheel pants or with tundra tires for flying off of softer fields (few S-LSA planes
have both standard and tundra tires available)
* our A220 taildragger can quickly be switched back and forth from standard tires with wheel pants to our larger tundra tires (on the
* our planes use auto fuel which saves a lot over using avgas (though avgas can be used when necessary)
* our planes typically burn less than 4 gph of gasoline - very efficient!
* a new, high-quality light aircraft should have many years and many hundreds of hours of use with relatively low maintenance costs
* with our aircraft having folding wings and being trailerable, this can avoid expensive hangar fees
* all-aluminum wing structure with composite leading edge and wingtips and composite flaperons
* our wings have no internal moving parts making all inspections very easy and reliable
* our wings are covered with U.S.-mfg. Polyfiber aircraft fabric, for durability with light weight
* we have true STOL performance -- very short takeoff and landing even when fully loaded
* full-span "flaperons" -- with our free-airfoil flaperons even when the wing itself is stalling we still have good aileron authority
* ailerons and flaps actuated through pushrods, instead of cables
VERY GOOD ENDURANCE AND RANGE
* fly more than 6 hours at an easy cruise speed (100 mph) for a range well over 600 miles
* or fly at a brisk 120 mph cruise for over 4.5 hours and with a range of over 540 miles
AIRCRAFT FROM A SOLID, RELIABLE COMPANY
* our aircraft have been manufactured since 1990 -- a lot longer than almost any other company offering S-LSA planes -- with no
changes in company ownership or disruptions in production
* see our "Aeropro 20th Anniversary" web page at... Aeropro 20th Anniversary
* true "quality" and "attention to detail" -- easy to see for yourself with a good look at our planes, or just ask any of our aircraft owners!
* over 370 factory-built aircraft manufactured since 1990 with zero structural failures
* our planes have had over 20 years of steady development and refinement by a manufacturer completely dedicated to this aircraft design
STRENGTH AND DURABILITY
* our planes are "bush plane tough"!
* our aircraft have a welded chromoly steel fuselage offering great strength and safety, covered with very durable
U.S.-mfg. aircraft fabric for light weight and ease of repair (there are some good reasons why so many bush planes are built this way!)
* our aircraft have very sturdy composite main landing gear (both tricycle gear and taildraggers) that do a
great job of absorbing bumps and hard landings
* on both our A220 and A240, our main gear legs are an advanced composite design with no bearings, bungees, or draggy struts
* our A240 has a very rugged nosewheel suspension with no exposed bearing surfaces to wear and corrode
CAN FLY WITH DOORS OPEN OR OFF
* one or both doors can be opened during flight (at lower airspeeds) to take photos or for a better view or just for some fresh air!
* or our doors can readily be removed for flying without doors for more of an "open cockpit" experience!
VERY GOOD LOAD-CARRYING CAPACITY
* 580 pounds useful load
* roomy luggage compartment
ADDITIONAL NICE DETAILS AND FEATURES
* very efficient "RAM-AIR" engine air intake for better performance and economy
* oil tank quick drain valve for quicker and easier servicing
* Vernier-control throttle for easy and precise power control
* Whelen LED strobe and LED wingtip position lights for safety, reliability and low power
consumption -- a standard feature on all of our aircraft
* many features are standard on our planes -- including features that may be extra-cost options on other aircraft