Jabiru J160 Amateur-Built Kitplane

The Jabiru J160 aircraft has been developed as a trainer aircraft that is bigger all round. It has a wider cockpit higher cabin and more leg room.


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  • Conventional configuration
  • Designed to JAR –VLA European Airworthiness Standard
  • High-winged, strut-braced monoplane with wing flaps, mass balanced elevator and in-flight adjustable trim.
  • Cruise Speed @ 3050 rpm      100 knots
  • Range   (nil reserve) –   1030 nautical miles
  • 4 stroke JABIRU 2200 cc engine designed specifically for the Jabiru aircraft.
  • Gentle and predictable stall characteristics, together with light and responsive controls, make JABIRU a true sport aircraft.
  • Stall speed with flaps at Gross Weight            45 KIAS
  • Fully enclosed, ergonomically designed cabin with 2 doors providing ease of entry and low noise levels.
  • Excellent visibility
  • Side-by side fixed seating with centre controls and panel mounted throttles. Ideal for training or recreation.
  • Tricycle undercarriage with steerable nosewheel and hand operated in line hydraulic disc brakes makes ground handling a breeze.
  • Excellent cross wind handling performance – 14 knots
  • All composite construction removes the corrosion problem.
  • Wing and power loadings provide high performance and handling, particularly in turbulence.
  • Comfortable seating with easily removed covers.
  • Designed for minimum maintenance. Upper and lower cowls easily removed.
  • Auxiliary electronic fuel pump for ease of starting and added security in flight.
  • All the engine management features of conventional GA light aircraft: Carburettor Air Heat, Dual Ignition, Pressure Compensating Carburettor – no mixture control !
  • Jabiru fixed pitch wooden propeller with composite cover and urethane leading edge
  • Avionics include VHF Transceiver, PM1000 Intercom, optional headsets optional Transponder Altitude Encoder optional
  •  Instrument Panels see: Instrument Panels
  • Tinted Windscreen
  • Steerable Nose Wheel
  • Electrically operated flaps
  • Cast aluminium 500 x 6 wheels and 6 ply tyres with spats
  • Optional fully upholstered cockpit
  • Optional cabin Heater
  • Optional choice of decals and registration numbers (from the standard range)
  • 135 litre fuel tanks (wing tanks & header tanks)
  • Optional adjustable foot pedals to cater for pilots who have difficulties reaching the pedals
  • Optional tool kit

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