February 2012 Issue
Renegade Falcon: Lycoming on the LSA Map
Sleek, fast and sexy, the Falcon is the first of several O-233 LSAs and the first to sport fuel injection.
If theres anything surprising about light sport airplanes, its that there isnt much surprising about light sport airplanes. Bolt a 100-HP Rotax to a 750-pound airframe and you get something that climbs about 500 FPM, cruises about 110 knots and ranges to 500 miles. Will that be high wing or low wing? Amidst this calm sea of sameness, does opportunity lurk? Renegade Aircraft, a small startup youve probably never heard of, thinks so. Renegade is marketing an upscale, sporty LSA that represents the sharp wedge of handful of LSAs powered not by Rotax, but by Lycomings new O-233 engine.
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