3Xtrim 450UL
3Xtrim Basics
Source: 3Xtrim - Zaklady Lotnicze

The 3Xtrim is a single-engine, two-seater monoplane with braced high-wing, conventional controls and fixed three-wheel landing gear. The front-mounted engine is coupled to a two-blade, adjustable pulling propeller. A spacious, heated and ventilated cockpit with seats in one row and a large baggage compartment.is comfortable, silent and well furbished. Access is easy through doors on each side opening upwards and supported in this position by gas springs.

Fixed three-wheel landing gear with castoring front wheel, composite main spring and hydraulic disc brakes, ensures safe take-off and landing on all types of airport surfaces, grass airfields included.

A fifth-generation Ballistic Rescue System (BRS5) provides protection for the passengers and aircraft at speeds up to 235 kmph (145 mph).

The aircraft structure is fully fabricated from composites based on an epoxy resin with glass and carbon fibre. This type of structure reduces the necessary maintenance work to pre-flight inspection and cleaning.

The aircraft fully complies with the JAR-VLA requirements and has a Type Certificate of Very Light Airplane. Excellent flight characteristics make this aircraft a perfect choice for primary schooling, training, travelling, and recreation. and patrolling flights. the aircraft is just as suitable for patrol flights and air photography. Steering is precise, easy and pleasant.

Thanks to the incorporated technical solutions, components and materials adopted, the operational costs are very low and comparable with operational costs of a passenger car.
A three-years manufacturer's warranty is standard.

3Xtrim 450 - UL

This version is a perfect choice for flying schools in countries where ultra-light categories (ULA, UL, ULM) are already in the skies. This category limits the take-off weight to 450 kg and empty weight (without BRS) usually to 280 kg (600 lbs). 3Xtrim 450-UL is similar in concept and construction to 3Xtrim 550-VLA, with the exception that weight has been reduced by extensive use of carbon fibre reinforced composites and omission of some equipment and furnishing. Reduced weight makes it possible to propel the airplane with a Rotax 912A engine providing continuous power of 79 HP (5 min. peak power 81 HP). A two-blade propeller, 3Xtrim 170 type, with a diameter of 1.7 m, is adjustable on the ground

Main advantages of this version include an attractive price and very low maintenance and operating costs. This airplane ideally fits into the idea of "cheap and unlimited" flying.

The plane is also available with the Rotax 912S engine providing 95 HP (5 min. peak power 100 HP) and offering outstanding performance.

3Xtrim Basics
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Text by Norm Goyer
Photos by Bill Fedorko

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