Corvus Launches Fusion LSA
The Corvus Fusion prototype was introduced on January 27.
February 2, 2012 – European aircraft manufacturer Corvus-Hungary introduced its new aircraft for the European ultralight and U.S. LSA markets, the Corvus Fusion, at its assembly hangar in Pordenone, Italy, last Friday, January 27. First announced in August 2011, the privately owned company developed the prototype over the past six months and aims to begin test flights in March.
The company claims to have created a "totally different" airplane with unique features, design, engine, gear and wing options, and capabilities.
Engine options will be UL Power's 96-hp 260iSA - for aerobatic flying as an experimental aircraft; Rotax 912 ULS - for cross country; Jabiru 2200- for budget flying; and possibly Lycoming 233 for the U.S. market.
Calling the Fusion "the smaller brother of the Corvus Racer 540," the company offers two wing options: the same symmetrical Eppler profile used in the 540, and a Wortmann profile long and short wing for cross country. Ninety percent of the airplane is made of carbon fiber.
Available gear options include a tricycle (can be changed to tail wheel), RG, tail wheel, and tailwheel RG. Also featured are two side steps, heating, fully digital panel, adjustable pedals, and BRS parachute for about 103,000 Euros, or just under $135,000. Corvus claims 17 orders on the books, with dealers already located in Austria, Spain, France, Slovakia, Germany, Italy, Romania, and Brazil.
Click here for the Corvus website.