MAX PERSONS

2 PERSONS

USEFUL LOAD

330 KG

CRUISE SPEED

120 KTAS

MAX RANGE

750 NM

CLIMB RATE

500 FPM

FUEL BURN

18 LT/HR

OVERVIEW - SLING 2

The Sling 2 was built for heroic adventure. Her maiden voyage flew Sling Aircraft founders Mike Blyth and James Pitman Around-The-World (ATW). A 40-day, 45,000km journey that included 22-hour legs of the severest of weather conditions. Her aluminium airframe makes for ease and consistency of construction, while offering proven strength and a longer lifespan than most composite rivals.

Designed to be a perfectly balanced aircraft, the Sling 2 is a sexy looker that would out-perform other aircraft in its class while being highly economical and fun to fly.

Being a stressed-skin, semi-monocoque aircraft, the Sling 2 is made to precise standards from aviation grade aluminium, punched using CNC machines. Rugged aluminium lines, combined with cutting-edge tech advances, ensure that the Sling looks the way an aircraft should and flies even better.

“A dream-aircraft to fly! From the moment I took delivery of my Sling 2, I was in love. Nimble, fast, comfortable for long journeys and unbelievably forgiving. My Sling has taken me to Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Malawi, Madagascar and all over South Africa - I could not be more proud of this proudly South African aircraft.”
Marc C. Trollip (Owner)

SLING 2 EXTERIOR

Design the exterior of your Sling Aircraft to your liking

Turn your Sling into your personalised dream aircraft using our numerous standard or complex paint scheme and vinyl design options. In addition, Sling Aircraft uses LEDs for all exterior lighting. Not only do these use less energy and generate less heat, they are exceptionally bright and allow for sharply defined beams.  Effortlessly elegant, superbly appointed and finished with a forensic eye.

SLING 2 INTERIOR

A truly first-class travel experience

Sublime and beautifully appointed, the Sling 2’s interior features executive two seat comfort. Enveloped in authentic leather and lavish carpeting, the Sling 2 stands out with an elegance that adds a touch of class to aircraft interiors. Available in four colour palettes: Cast Iron, Red Velvet, Indigo Sky and Cloud Burst with stitching, piping and panelling in complementary colours.

POWERPLANT & PROPELLER

Your Sling 2 is powered by a Rotax 912 / 914 and is available as a 912 ULS, 912 iS or 914 UL.

A 100 hp Rotax 912 ULS offers a time between overhauls of 2,000 hrs and is the best power to weight ratio in its class. Alternatively,  the Rotax 912 iS offers all the well-known advantages of the Rotax 4-stroke engine series as well as additional features which will ultimately enhance the flying and ownership experience of pilots. A 115 hp turbo charged Rotax 914 UL on the other hand, offers more performance at high altitudes while delivering lower weight engines.

When powered by the Rotax 912 ULS / iS, the Sling 2 is fitted with a Warp Drive 3 Blade Ground Adjustable propeller. These propellers are more affordable and lighter in weight and when compared to a fixed pitch propeller. Ground-adjustable propellers mean that pitch changes can be made on the ground to optimise the aircraft for current payload and flying conditions. However, when powered by the Rotax 914 UL, your Sling 2 is fitted with an Airmaster 3 Blade Constant Speed propeller. Variable-pitch propellers automatically change its blade pitch in order to maintain a chosen rotational speed. As a result, this operation perfectly suits modern engines, particularly the turbo charged variety.

AVIONICS

“A very nicely integrated control panel throughout.”

- Dan Johnson (Sport Aviation Magazine)

Excellent instrumentation options make for a unique and state-of-the-art flying experience at a fraction of the cost of our certified competitors. Full integrated EFIS with autopilot, radio and transponder with 2020-compliant ADS-B is available with live weather and traffic alerts in the cockpit.

INSTRUMENTATION OPTIONS

We have standardised on Garmin instruments throughout. Most importantly, they are modern, reliable and you can get the backup you need no matter where you are in the world.

GARMIN EFIS

Designed from the ground up with a native touchscreen interface, the Garmin 10” G3X Touch flight display is the smartest, most advanced large-format flight displays Garmin has ever designed specifically for LSA and amateur-built aircraft.  As a result, the integration and versatility provided by the G3X Touch make it the ideal panel layout for your Sling Aircraft.

BACKUP INSTRUMENTS

Backup instruments as standard are 3 1/8” analogue instruments for airspeed and altitude. Falcon equivalent airspeed indicators have been one of the most chosen flight instruments by kit plane builders and sport pilots. There are many great advantages: excellent slow speed characteristics; very progressive increments; variety of ranges; light weight; short length; affordable price; and reliability. All airspeed indicators are housed in an aluminum case and all parts are made with metal.

GARMIN RADIOS

Specifically designed for light sport aircraft, the GTR 200 combines powerful Comm capabilities with advanced workload-reducing features formerly only found in high-end certified systems. Its slim 1.35” tall design allows you to make the most of limited space in your panel while 10 W of transmit power helps ensure solid communications between you and ATC or other aircraft in your vicinity. Information displays on the large, sunlight-readable display. Brightness levels can adjust automatically to the natural light level in the cockpit, or can be adjusted manually by the pilot.

GARMIN TRANSPONDERS

For nearly 20 years, Garmin has led the development and deployment of various ADS-B projects, and they have optimized their ADS-B solutions for light sport aircraft. Their GTX 35R ADS-B transponder integrates with Garmin G3X and G3XTM Touch to provide you quick, cost-effective and powerful ADS-B “Out” capabilities you can control through your flight display. Although this item does not come standard, it is available as an optional extra.

GARMIN AUTO PILOTS

The Garmin GMC 507 control panel offers a dedicated interface for the GFC 500 autopilot in certified aircraft as well as G3X autopilots in experimental and light sport aircraft. GMC 507 allows pilots to control the advanced features offered by Garmin digital autopilot systems, including advanced autopilot modes such as indicated airspeed hold, independent flight director and third-axis yaw damper (when installed with appropriate servos). Plus, the control wheel integrated into the GMC 507 makes for easier pitch, vertical speed and airspeed adjustments, while separate knobs allow twist-control of heading/track and altitude.

ELT'S

For distress alerts, your Sling Aircraft is fitted with the standard frequency of the 406-MHz E-04 ACK ELT. This internationally-regulated mobile radiocommunication service aids in search and rescue operations to detect and locate aircraft. The ELT model, which includes 250 knot whip antenna does not come standard, however it is available as an optional extra.

Specifications & Performance

PERFORMANCE & ENGINE

912ULS

912iS

914UL

Manufacturer
Bombardier‐Rotax GmbH Bombardier‐Rotax GmbH Bombardier‐Rotax GmbH
Horsepower
100 hp/75 kW 100 hp/75 kW 115 hp/86 kW (Turbo)
Maximum Allowable Speed (Vne)
135 KIAS | 155 MPH 135 KIAS | 155 MPH 135 KIAS | 155 MPH
Cruise Speed - 9500ft AMSL
120 KTAS/138 MPH 120 KTAS/138 MPH 130 KTAS/150 MPH
Stall Speed - Clean
46 KIAS/53 MPH 46 KIAS/53 MPH 46 KIAS/53 MPH
Stall Speed - Full Flaps
40 KCAS/46 MPH 40 KCAS/46 MPH 40 KCAS/46 MPH
Max Demonstrated Crosswind Component
15 KTAS/17 MPH 15 KTAS/17 MPH 15 KTAS/17 MPH
Takeoff Ground Roll - Concrete
560 ft/170 m 560 ft/170 m 460 ft/140 m
Landing Distance - Braked
295 ft/90 m 295 ft/90 m 295 ft/90 m
Rate of Climb - Sea Level
600 ft/min 500 ft/min 900 ft/min
Maximum Operating Altitude
13,000 ft 13,000 ft 16,000 ft
EnDurance
8 Hours 10 Hours 7 Hours
Range @ 75% Power with 45min Reserve
750 nm/1,400 km 850 nm/1,600 km 700 nm/1,110 km
Dimensions
Wingspan
30 ft/9.165 m
Length
21.9 ft/6.675 m
Height
8 ft/2.45 m
Cabin Width
43.8 in/1.11 m
Weights (912ULS | 912iS | 914UL)
Standard Empty Weight
370 kg/382 kg/384 kg
Maximum Useful Load
330 kg/318 kg/316 kg
Maximum Takeoff Weight
700 kg

STANDARD & OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT

The Sling 2 includes a host of handy standard features. Interior is all leather upholstered and there are cabin heaters on both sides. Seats are adjustable, as are the pedals.

Controls are full-dual – stick, pedals, throttle and brakes. Comfort on the inside is complemented by robust, safety-first design on the outside. Slings are made using CNC punched aircraft grade aluminium, main spars are anodised and all aluminium parts alodined against corrosion. Front gear, engine mount and pedals are 4130 steel, while ailerons and elevators have pushrod controls with bearings; indeed all control surface hinges use ball bearings.

MAINTENANCE

Sling Aircraft are inexpensive to buy and run. The graph below will give an approximate breakdown of how the costs per hour are realized.

COSTS PER HOUR

  • Fuel $26
  • MPI $10

RUNNING COSTS

  • Sling 2 & LSA Running Costs/Hour

    $31
    This is an estimated running cost per hour for these aircraft based on maintenance and fuel burn costs.
  • Sling TSi Running Costs/Hour

    $54
    This is an estimated running cost per hour for a Sling TSi Aircraft based on maintenance and fuel burn costs.
  • Sling High Wing Running Costs/Hour

    $54
    This is an estimated running cost per hour for a Sling High Wing Aircraft based on maintenance and fuel burn costs.

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SLING 2 ALSO AVAILABLE AS A TAILDRAGGER

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