Pipistrel Alpha Trainer (With Electric Variant)

Hello IFC,

Today Im bringing you a features request for the Pipistrel Alpha Trainer which would add a nice medium between the XCUB and the C172!

INFO ABOUT THE PLANE

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Length: 6.5 m (21 ft 4 in)
  • Wingspan: 10.5 m (34 ft 5 in)
  • Height: 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in)
  • Wing area: 9.51 m2 (102.4 sq ft)
  • Empty weight: 279 kg (615 lb)
  • Gross weight: 550 kg (1,213 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 50 litres (11 imp gal; 13 US gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 912 UL four cylinder, horizontally opposed, four stroke aircraft engine, 60 kW (80 hp)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed Pipistrel custom wood and composite

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 220 km/h (140 mph, 120 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 200 km/h (124 mph, 108 kn)
  • Stall speed: 80 km/h (49 mph, 43 kn) without flaps
  • Never exceed speed: 250 km/h (155 mph, 135 kn)
  • Range: 600 km (373 mi, 324 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 5,500 m (18,000 ft)
  • g limits: +4, -2
  • Rate of climb: 6.2 m/s (1,220 ft/min)

Avionics


https://www.pipistrel-aircraft.com/aircraft/flight-training/alpha/

not my photo C:

Thank You,
Blake | Founder of USA ATC Service and Host of The Touchdown Zone Podcast

it would be super cool to see this and maybe with the electric variant!
it is like a glider as-well so it can be flown just like a glider which would be awesome on IF

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I’ve had the oppotunity to fly this machine in real life. It is a nice machine to fly, very responsive and maniable. Although the Alpha Trainer has the characteristic to glide a long time, it’s far from being a glider. Both are totally different.

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it would be cool to have that feeling though in IF

In my opinion, in IF it would get boring. In simulator we do not have enough features like wind lift to get a good experience.

Try it in real life, that’s worth it!

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