Rapid KP 2U

The all-metal Rapid KP 2U is a two-seat, low-wing microlight/VLA from aerospace components manufacturer Jihlavan, based in the Czech town of Jihlava, halfway between Prague and Brno. The design has been around since 1994, and has a spindly-looking retractable gear. Itís available with either a 80 or 100 hp Rotax 912, and is claimed to cruise at 22Okph(137kt), takeoff in 90m, land in l4Om and climb at 1,476 Ijm.

specifications
 
  retractable fixed
powerplant
propeller
length
height
wing span
wing area
seats
empty weight
useful load
gross weight
fuel capacity
range
Rotax 912 S (100 HP)
x
7,2 m
2,6 m
9,9 m
x
x
282 kg
x

450 (475) kg
x2 x 32 l (+ 2 x 15 l)
880 km
Rotax 912UL
x
23 ft 7,3 in
7 ft 26 in
32 ft 5,5 in
x
x
705 lb
x
2000 lb
2 x 8,45 US gal
960 km

performance

takeoff distance, ground roll
rate of climb
max speed
cruise speed
landing distance, ground roll
service ceiling
90 m
7,5 m/s
260 km/h
220 km/h
140 m
x
100 m
6,5 m/s
240 km/h
200 km/h
140 m
x

limiting and recommended speeds

design manoeuvring speed (Va)
never exceed speed (Vne)
stall, power off (Vsl)
landing approach speed
x
x
65 km/h
x
x
x
65 km/h
x

All specifications are based on manufacturer's calculations