The K-10 Swift offers an unbeatable combination of features. It incorporates a wide range of the most desirable qualities of light sport aircraft, from high maximum speed to an extremely comfortable cockpit. Its reliability and safety are the result of thorough research and careful construction carried out by highly-skilled professionals. More information about some of its best characteristics is given below.
The aircraft is available in two models: Swift LSA and Swift ULM. The two versions differ in their maximum take-off weight, as well as certain other specifications.
Flight safety has always been of the highest importance throughout the development and construction of the K-10 Swift. With a fast-acting ballistic recovery system (К-500 or K-600 COBRA) and a host of other safety features, our aircraft guarantees the safety of pilot and passenger. The K-10 Swift has been subjected to numerous static and complete flight tests as part of certification procedures: it has obtained both Ukrainian certification and a Ministry of Transport Certificate in France. We are now carrying out certification procedures in the USA and the EU.
The K-10 Swift uses the Rotax 912 ULS engine (100 hp), the most popular choice for two-seat aircraft in its class. It can run on automobile fuel and, combined with the K-10 Swift’s aerodynamic design, provides high fuel efficiency: on average the aircraft consumes just 12 or 14 litres per hour (depending on model), reducing fuel costs and allowing for carefree flying. This blend of power and sleek design also results in an impressive maximum speed of 225km/h (140mph), with a cruising speed of 165-180km/h (100-112 mph).
The aircraft has a dual control system ideally suited to use for flight training. With classic joysticks and pedals which can be adjusted to suit the pilot’s height, the controls provide a comfortable and enjoyable flying experience. What’s more, the pedal control can be converted to manual control for disabled pilots, catering to individual needs.
The wing provides a high level of stability and unique take-off and landing characteristics. The K-10 Swift will land in just 90m (under 300 feet) or less, even on unpaved runways. The wing is a metallic monospar with slot lip flaps and ailerons as lifting devices. In addition, it can be easily folded or detached (depending on the model) by two people in ten minutes due to a special fastening device on the wing panel. This is very convenient for transportation and storage, making shipment simple and removing the need for a large hangar to store the aircraft.
Furthermore, the cockpit is designed specifically with comfort in mind. Thanks to a cabin width of 1.2 metres, one of the widest in its class, and individual air-conditioning and heating systems for both pilot and passenger (now included in the basic arrangement), the K-10 Swift offers a thoroughly pleasant flying experience in any season. In addition, the windscreen, composed of aviation Plexiglas, gives superb visibility and allows pilot and passenger to enjoy breathtaking scenery to the full.
The fuselage of the K-10 Swift has a strong, rugged design, which makes the aircraft highly reliable and ideal for pilot training. The semi-monocoque structure, built with aeronautical grade carbon fibre components, surrounds a central frame of high quality steel.
The landing gear has an extremely robust structure which will allow the pilot to land even on unprepared ground, taking the worry out of emergency landings. The nose wheel has shock-proof mounting and the main wheels are equipped with hydraulic disk brakes, providing ease of operation in the air and on the ground.
A full range of different instrument panels can be installed in the aircraft to cater for a variety of technical and pricing preferences. The location of every instrument on the dash-board is inspected comprehensively to ensure the pilot can receive all the information he/she needs with minimal distraction.
The aircraft’s large baggage area, with a total volume of 300l or 360l (depending on the model), can hold up to 40kg (88lbs). The seats in both versions of the aircraft can be folded back for free access to the baggage area and a basket keeps the goods from moving around in flight. This makes it ideal for camping trips or for carrying specialized equipment.
The K-10 Swift is designed to fulfil a range of different functions.
|Wing Area||11,8 sq.m.|
|Overall Length||6,235 m|
|Cockpit Width||1,20 m|
|Empty Weight||285 kg|
|Maximum Take Off Weight||575 kg|
|Loading||+ 4.7/-2.3 G|
|Baggage area||360 lt|
|Total Fuel Capacity||80 lt|
|Engine||ROTAX 912 ULS|
|Maximum speed in level flight (with engine 4800 rpm)||225 km/h|
|Cruising speed||180 km/h|
|Speed at lift off||70 km/h|
|Stalling speed||58 km/h|
|Rate of climb||4.5 m/sec|
|Maximum altitude||3000 m|
|Take off Roll Distance||100 m|
|Landing Distance||75 m|
|Fuel Consumption||14 lt/h|
|Max range ability||700 km|