MZAS Savage (Zlin)
The Savage is a single-engine,
high-wing, two-seater tandem microlight aircraft of classic
design. It is built in the Czech Republic in full compliance with
the aeronautical regulations in force in that country.
of a reticular structure made up of TIG-welded 4130 aeronautical
steel tubing. Access to the cockpit is gained via a single canopy on
the right hand side of the fuselage which opens upwards. The fully
adjustable seating frame, ample space for the pilots, good all-round
visibility and ergonomic controls make flying comfortable and safe
even over long distances. Type-approved 4-point seat belts increase
the overall sensation of safety provided by the aircraft. The
flame-screen section is made of stainless steel to provide optimum
protection against fire. The rest of the fuselage is fully covered
with a 90-120 g aeronautical skin which is treated and painted. All
welds are checked with the aid of penetrative liquids and the tubes
are protected against corrosion from their interior too (optional).
Windshield and windows are made of Lexan F 5006. The Savage features
a complete set of dual controls
except for the flaps lever. There is also a roomy storage
compartment behind the passenger seat.
wings are of the rectangular type with rounded extremities: the
profile is a modified 4412. The structure is made up of two tubular
spars in aeronautical aluminium alloy (doubled on the inside where
necessary) and a classically designed system of compressors and
diagonals. The ribbing consists of 11 ribs attached to the structure
and sewn to the fabric skin. Each wing root houses a welded
aluminium tank containing 34 litres of fuel; in-tank fuel level is
visible to both pilots. The wing is covered with aeronautical 90 g
treated fabric skin. The flaps can be set to 3 different positions
with a maximum excursion of 35 degrees. There are two strong
aluminium uprights and a universal joint which allows the wings to
be folded back for on-road transport purposes.
The employed alloys are of the 2024-6061/t6 type. All nuts and bolts
are of aeronautical quality. All the engineering documentation
concerning the load tests and studies carried out by aeronautical
engineers Franchini and Vizzini (who previously worked at Aeritalia
and then Boeing in Seattle) with the aid of sophisticated programs
such as the French Catia (aerospace) and the American Nastran is
available on request.
tail is cruciform and consists of welded tubing covered with a
fabric skin. The rudder is connected to the rear swivel wheel for
taxiing manoeuvres. The horizontal tailplane is equipped with
mechanical trim and can be folded upwards. Ample surface area of the
controls provides extremely sure control, especially useful when
flying at low speeds (situation in which the Savage performs best),
floats fliyng or with crosswinds.
undercarriage has the classic rear-wheel tricycle or "taildragger"
arrangement. The front wheels are fitted with independent
pedal-controlled hydraulic brakes. The suspension is of
aeronautical-standard elastic design with a steel safety cable to
prevent over-extension. The tail wheel is equipped with a release
mechanism which allows it to swivel freely when better on-ground
tail control is required. Two large tundra-type low-pressure tyres
can be fitted to allow problem-free taxiing over rough airfields
already stated, this aircraft features dual controls, with rigid rod
control of the elevator and steel cable control of rudder and
ailerons. The mechanical trim is also cable-controlled. The rear
stick is also demountable, for safety flights with passengers.
standard engine is a two-stroke Rotax 582 dcdi. Optimum aircraft
performance, however, is obtained with a 4-stroke 80HP Rotax 912 UL.
For certain types of flying (floats fliyng and mountain flying) the
more powerful 100 HP Rotax 912 can be installed. It is also possible
to install any other engine with a compatible weight factor (see
The standard aircraft is with the following: Rotax 912 ul, wooden
twin-blade propeller, standard yellow colour, anemometer, altimeter,
compass, slip indicator, RPM counter, hour counter, head temp.
gauge, oil temp. gauge, oil press. gauge, hydraulic brakes, standard
tyres, standard upholstery, dual controls, foldable wings, 4-point
seat belts, storage compartment.
The aircraft can also be fitted with numerous optionals to be
decided on at the time of order
Rotax 912S, 100 hp
six foot (1 .82 in), fixed-pitch, two-blade, wood.
6 ft 8 in
30 ft 6 in
152.8 sq ft
15 imp gal
rate of climb
landing distance, ground roll
limiting and recommended speeds
design manoeuvring speed (Va)
never exceed speed (Vne)
stall, power off (Vsl)
landing approach speed
All specifications are based on manufacturer's
Manufacturer: Pasquale Russo, Societą MZas,
Morava Zlin Aero Service sro, Verona, Italy.