The Scout was designed with one thing in mind: to offer the pilot an ultralight trike that is affordable to own and yet still retaining many of the features that a more expensive machine might have. Using many of the latest innovations in ultralight technology, the Scout achieves this remarkable goal. However, no corners have been cut in the realms of safety, functionality, transportability, ease-of-use, comfort, and robustness while making the Scout as affordable as it is.
The Scout is also available as a kit and is quicker and easier to assemble than its older and now discontinued brother, the Safari. This is because the Scout utilizes a simpler construction with fewer complicated components. This factor, together with a more economical use of materials, is what the Scout owes its affordability to. The Scout is primarily a steel construction, which allows it to stand by the Aerotrike’s ‘Built African Tough’ slogan.
The Scout is brightly coloured and will attract attention wherever it goes. Whether flying along the beach, cruising through the bushveld or just flipping around the airfield, the Scout always flies its colours high!
- Scout Undercarriage with Full Suspension and Folding Pylon
- Rainbow Aircraft Spirit 15 New Generation Dual Surface Wing
- Rotax 503 DCDI Engine with Dual Ignition and Twin Carbs (52 HP)
- “B” Series Gearbox (reduction 2,58:1)
- 2-bladed Propellor
- 55-litre (14 US gal) Fuel Tank
- Side Luggage Bags
- Safety Cables
- Wide Wheels and Tyres for soft sand operation
- Rear Wheel Spats (Pants)
- Small Instrument Panel (no instruments)
Certification and testing:
The SkyReach Scout is certified by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to be fit and safe for general ultralight use. It has been extensively tested according to CAA regulations and has passed or exceeded all requirements.
Performance, specification and options: