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The Light Aircraft Company creates new aerobatic biplane

PUBLISHED: 13:49 19 October 2012 | UPDATED: 12:11 08 January 2013

The Light Aircraft Company creates new aerobatic biplane

The Light Aircraft Company creates new aerobatic biplane

The Light Aircraft Company (TLAC) has created what it says is the first British series production manufactured biplane with aerobatic capabilities since the de Havilland Tiger Moth.


Image courtesy of The Light Aircraft Company.

The Light Aircraft Company (TLAC) has created what it says is the first British series production manufactured biplane with aerobatic capabilities since the de Havilland Tiger Moth.

The company has submitted the full stress analysis of its variant of the Sherwood Ranger – the XP Aero – to the LAA Engineering Department.

The XP Aero is based on the standard Group A two seat Sherwood Ranger XP, with modifications for +6/-4G loading in the aerobatic category.

Currently, the preferred engine for the XP Aero is the Jabiru 2200, which TLAC can supply to kit builders. The D Motor is also under investigation and has been flown under positive G basic aerobatic conditions overseas.

The XP Aeron is available either as a basic, or fast-build kit - which comes with wings and/or fuselage preassembled.

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