ATEC 321 FAETA

This advanced, aerodynamically controlled, two-seat cantilever low-wing aircraft with tricycle fixed gear construction is based on the shape and design of our legendary ATEC 122 ZEPHYR. Faeta retains its elegant aerodynamic design taking advantage of using the best carbon materials and carbon composites production methods applied on its structure.

Although its design, performance and spacious cabine give the feeling of higher weight category aircraft, in fact it joins the ultralight category thanks to high quality carbon technology, which guarantees excellent strength characteristics. Retaining high safety factors, this plane complies even with the most strict weight limits and regulations.

The main difference between Zephyr and Faeta is completely different wing structure. Carbon structure on Faeta´s wings helps to reach higher performance and different flight characteristics. New wing plan form and profile enable high cruising speed on low fuel consumption and easy manoeuvrability. High effective flaps on Faeta provide safety flight on extremely low speed, so the pilot can enjoy landing. Higher amount of carbon composites and sandwich structures using Nomex honeycomb helps to keep the low weight of the Faeta.

Fuel tanks in wings are the latest up-grade. This modification provides higher safety and comfort to the crew. When maximum amount of 100l of fuel is filled up, the aircraft can reach amazing flight range of 1600km. Extremely fast and manoeuvrable aircraft provides high comfort of spacious heated cabin, which gives safety feeling to the crew seating side by side.

Small windows situated over the luggage compartment on both sides of the fuselage provide better view and give the feeling of open space. Lightweight, but rigid structure allows the plane to be equipped with a modern rescue ballistic system.

We pay attention to user´s comfort and satisfaction, so we offer a large range of interior and exterior custom design modifications, optional equipment and custom layout of instruments on the dashboard as it corresponds to user´s wishes, needs and habits. Our intention is to let the client express his creative ideas applied on his own original design and configuration of his new machine. The cabin is posible to adapt to pilot´s figure with adjustable seats and pedals.

Because of significant advantage of low fuel consumption, our aircraft can be effectively used not only for comfortable travelling or business trips, but also for towing gliders. It is popular aircraft in pilot schools due to its easy conrol, manoeuvrability, manipulation and low-cost operation.

Basic characteristics

Specification

Wing span 9,6 m
Length 6,2 m
Height 2,0 m
Wing area 10,1 m2
Tail span 2,4 m
Wheel spacing 2,0 m
Empty weight 278 kg
Max.take-off weight 450 / 472,5 kg
Fuel capacity 70L or 2 x max.50 L

Flight characteritics (ROTAX 912 iS Sport, 450 kg, CAS speed)

Payload 172 kg
G limits +5/-2
Stall speed 51 km/h / 27,5 kt
Min. speed (flaps retracted) 64 km/h / 34,5 kt
Cruising speed 230km/h / 125 kt
Max. level speed 249km/h / 135 kt
Never exceed speed 275km/h / 148 kt
Rate of climb 7,5 m/s / 1476 ft/min
Fuel consumption (160/200 km/h) 8/12 L/h
Flight range 2000 km / 1080 n.m.

Technical details

The wing

is a reinforced shell of a carbon-fibre sandwich. It is tapered backswept wing of an angle of 5,5° with SM 701 airfoil along all the span. The wing spar is made of laminated hard beech saturated with synthetic resin. The high efficient slotted flaps have been developed using latest methods of computer design engineering. Flaps control can be mechanical or electrical. All wing design details e.g. flap hinges, slots, Pitot tube attachment and wing tips have been designed with respect to minimum airdrag.

The fuselage Precise hand-made processing and treatment

The fuselage is a carbon-fibre shell braced with composite sandwich bulkheads of carbon, NOMEX honeycomb and hardened foam. The engine in the front part of the fuselage is separated from the cabin by firewall, to which the engine bed and steerable nosewheel are attached. The cross-section is elliptic with pure wing fillets and a spacious cabin.

The tail unit No flutter up to 600 km/h

The tail unit is all composite T-shaped construction which consists of tapered horizontal tailplane with fix stabilizer and elevator. Elevator trim can be mechanical or electrical. The tapered fin is a monolithic part of the fuselage shell. The rudder suspended to the last fuselage bulkhead is completely made of composites.

The landing gear High flexibility

The landing gear is a fixed tricycle construction with a steerable nose wheel. The main gear is composed of a pair of composite leaf springs, designed for loading of 550kg. The front leg is made of composites with rubber spring. The main wheels are equipped with hydraulic disc brakes. The electronic main wheels size is 350x120 mm, front wheel size is 300x100 mm. Aerodynamic fairings are installed on all wheels.

The control Easy and manoeuvrable

The steering of all controls is dual. Ailerons, flaps and elevator are controlled by rods and levers, the rudder is controlled by steel wire ropes. All control attachments are situated so that not interfere with the airframe. Important checking points in wings are equipped with inspection holes with a perspex covering.

The power unit Incredible performance and consumption

We standardly offer ROTAX 912iS SPORT 100HP, ROTAX 912 ULS 100 HP or ROTAX 912 UL 80 HP engines in configuration with three or two blade FITI propeller, which can be fix, ground adjustable or adjustable in flight with manual or electric control. Constant speed system available. The engine compartment is separated from the cabin by firewall. The engine mount is welded of the first-rate-quality CrMo thin-walled steel tubes. All fuel system is made of ethylen resistant materials.

The fuel system Exceptional safety solution

The fuel system consists of two fuel tanks inbuilt in wings with an optional maximum fuel capacity up to 100 litres (2 x 50l). All fuel system is installed out of the cabin space. The piping connection is equipped with a sediment bowl and a drain plug. The fuel supply is secured by two independent circuits and pumps. The fuel pressure is monitored by the pressure gauge. Aircraft with only one central fuel tank of 70 litres integrated in the fuselage is still available as option.

Instruments Listem the music and watch the movie during the flight

Instruments enables a wide range of alternative custom solutions. We offer basic analog instruments same as sophisticated glasscockpit electronic systems for flight and engine monitoring and navigation (EFIS, EMS) with up to 9 inch screen, USB connector, MP3 and movie player. The plane can also be equipped with position recorder, 3-axis autopilot, various types of GPS, radios, transponders, ELT transmitters etc... The static and dynamic pressure is taken from the Pitot tube installed on the bottom part of the left wing.

Cabin Luxury comfort

Cabin is whole upholstered by high-tech nanofiber fabrics in various optional colours. Ergonomic seats are easily adjustable up/down and forward/backward. Upholstered armrests, side net pockets and spacious luggage compartment provide you high comfort on your flight trips. Cabin is equipped with effective air-ventilation and heating. Pedals are adjustable in 3 positions according to pilot´s height.

Canopy Enjoy a beautiful view all over the landscape

made from perspex containing UV filters can be colourless or tinted in different colours. Demisting fans help to keep a good visibility. Small sliding windows increase your comfort when taking pictures. The canopy is openning up and backwards. Electric blocking system disables to start the engine in case the canopy is not tightly closed. Mechanic blocking system prevents from self-opening during the flight. Aerodynamic canopy attachment prevents the fuselage paint from scratching.

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