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MD3 Rider Print E-mail

ImageFirst flight 2004. Allmetal 2-seat strutted higwing with Rotax 912 engine and three wheel undercarriage. Composite cockpit shell with forward opened large doors. Cruise speed 200-220 km/hod, VNE 275.

Production: GRYF Aircraft, spol s r.o. Hluk was stopped in 2006 and moved to company Flyitalia srl, Dovera - Italy -actually in liquidation.

 

Classical all-metal high-wing with side-by-side seats designed to be ideal for training, CROSS-COUNTRY flying and flying for fun.Image
First flight 02/25/2004

TECHNOLOGY: All-metal semi-monocoque airframe, primary glued and riveted from aluminum alloy sheets by blind rivets.

FUSELAGE COCKPIT CAGE is welded from steel tubes. Its basic structure has firewall, engine mounting hinges and front wheel bracket in the front, doors and main gear hinges on its sides and instrument panel frame and seats brackets in the middle.

REAR FUSELAGE PART is riveted from aluminum alloy sheets with integral fin and tail hinges in the rear.

SIDE CANOPY DOORS hinged on the front enables great view and easy access.

COMPOSITE ENGINE COWLINGS and rear part of the canopy fairing create natural aerodynamic shape without usual square corners.

ALL METAL WINGS with simple aerodynamically shaped strut and efficient MS(1)-0313 airfoil with OMEGA-beam pressed ribs and integral fuel tanks 72 liters. Ailerons and large flaps with 15o, 30o and 42o deflection are hinged on rear help-beam. Large aerodynamically shaped wingtips increase wing efficiency.

Classic-type all-metal TAIL has symmetrical NACA 12% profile. Elevator has electrically controlled trim-tab as a standard.

FULL DUAL CONTROL with classic joysticks and pedals for both pilots.

Flap lever, trim lever and throttle are placed on the central column. Elevator and Ailerons are controlled by rods, Rudder is controlled by wires in plastic tubes. Flaps are controlled by electric actuator placed in the cockpit ceiling.

Wings can be (optional) quickly folded to the tail and horizontal tail surfaces can be dismounted for transportation or storage.

TRICYCLE LANDING GEAR with steerable 16x4" nose wheel, composite legs of main undercarriage and front wheel leg and fork welded from steel tubes. 16x4” main wheels have hydraulic disc brakes, controlled by lever on the central column.

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Instrument panel with central engine instruments and drivers panel, full cockpit upholstery with adjustable seats.

 

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DIMENSIONS

 

  • Wing span 9.0 m
  • Length 5.9 m
  • Height 2.3 m
  • Wing area 9.9 m2
  • Forward swept wing - 3°

 

WEIGHTs

 

  • Empty weight 297 kg
  • Maximal Take-off Weight 480 kg

 

 

  • WEIGHTs UL
  • Empty weight 275 kg
  • Maximal Take-off Weight 450 kg

 

POWERPLANT

Engine ROTAX 912 S 100HP @ 2380 rpm on propeller with anticorro exhaustor with integral heating (engine 80 HP Rotax 912 option for UL version).

PROPELLER standard: WOODCOMP SR 200 B - woodená 3-blade on the ground adjustable 1.68 m with 35mm plug.

PERFORMANCE (ROTAX 912 S)

 

  • Max. permissible speed VNE 275 km/hr
  • Max. horizontal cruising speed VHmax 220 km/hod
  • Stall speed 75 km/hod
  • Stall speed with flaps 63 km/hod
  • Max. climb rate 5 m/s
  • Fuel consumption 11 l/hour
  • Maximum load factor +4/-2

 

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PRODUCTION:

MD3 Rider prototype and first ten airplanes were produced for order by Czech producer Aerospool CZ s.r.o. Hluk

next planes till production No. 033 were delivered by new established company Gryf Aircraft s.r.o. Hluk - company with majority owner Flyitalia s.r.o. and minority owner ing. Marián Mečiar - in beginning factory executive.

July 2006, Flyitalia as GRYF Aircraft majority owner changed factory executive and moved aircraft production to one Slovakian company in American ownership, located in Gelnica. Because this company does not have any experiences with aircraft production, followed planes were not finished correctly . Maybe next three planes can be not so bad, because there were only not finalized planes from Hluk production, but if You meet planes from that production - be carefull, and check all You are able to check ( including aircraft leveling, weighing, checking of engine, fuel and control system etc) , these planes were produced with really not believable mistakes...

From this year (2008), Flyitalia introduces first planes from their own production in Italy - and informs from this September will start true massive serial production again. We hope to believe, quality of that planes production will be again acceptable for customers.

More photos in GRYF magazine gallery Link