Newsletter- February 2022
Minifox Maximum All-Up Weight Increased
As a by-product of the structural testing done for Eurofly’s latest two-seat aircraft (the Twinfox), they can now proudly claim a Maximum Take-Off Weight of 300kg for the single-seat Minifox. All future Minifox aircraft produced will use the same frame and geometry as the two-seat version (with a revised lift strut position to ease access to the rear seat).
This means that with a potential build weight of less than 115kg the payload of the Minifox (which was already the highest in it’s class) has risen to an astonishing 185kg!
The costs associated with UK certification of the Twinfox mean that we have no plans to import the two-seat model at this time. However, if there was sufficient confirmed interest it’s a possibility for the future. The Twinfox would make an ideal training aircraft and would likely retail at almost half the price of the next cheapest two-seat microlight available currently.
Increased warranty for Vittorazi engines
Vittorazi Motors Srl have announced an increased warranty of 2yrs/150hrs for their entire engine range. This is a first for any of our engine suppliers, and as a result Vittorazi are now our recommend option for all Snake aircraft. The new 300cc Vittorazi Cosmos engine also appears to be a great match for the Minifox:
The Cosmos promises 36Hp from a water-cooled twin-spark engine weighing 25kg (plus coolant). The engine features both a centrifugal clutch and a counter-balance shaft to reduce vibration. The full specification is at https://vittorazi.com/en/motori/cosmos-300/
Eurofly are currently testing one of the first batch of Cosmos engines on a Minifox. Grif Italia have already flown a Cosmos under their wings and early reports are very encouraging.
Vittorazi have also released updated user manuals for all of their engines at https://vittorazi.com/en/manual-and-documentations/. We’d advise all current Airplay aircraft owners with Vittorazi engines to read these carefully; particularly with reference to the warranty conditions.