iKarus C42 Owner's Manual

iKarus C42 Owner's Manual

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Owner's Manual
OHB/C42/001
Issue 16
C42 Owner's Manual (Microlight)
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  • Page 1 Owner’s Manual OHB/C42/001 Issue 16 C42 Owner’s Manual (Microlight) Page 1...
  • Page 2 X-XXXX This Manual belongs to aircraft reg: Type: IKARUS C42 xxxx-xxxx Serial No: Series Build Aircraft IKARUS C42 A & Bravo FB80, C42 FB100 Microlight Aircraft Types: Type Approval Data Sheet (TADS) No. BM 68 Manufacturer: Aviation Hangar 6 Wolverhampton Halfpenny Green Airport...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    SECTION 10 - DESCRIPTION OF SYSTEMS........................27 SECTION 11 - INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE ......................33 SECTION 12 - WING RIGGING AND DE-RIGGING, FLYING WITH DOORS REMOVED.......... 36 SECTION 13 - SETTING (RIGGING) AND MISCELLANEOUS DATA ................40 C42 Owner’s Manual (Microlight) Page 3...
  • Page 4: Issue Amendments

    Company name change. Galaxy GRS information added. 18/03/11 Kiev Prop for Rotax 912UL 80hp added. 07/04/11 Red Aviation company details added. 07/02/15 CHT and Coolant temprature changed in line with 30/05/16 Rotax service bulletin SB-912-066 C42 Owner’s Manual (Microlight) Page 4...
  • Page 5: Preamble

    A record of all amendments is to be found in the front of this manual. The C42 aircraft is a Microlight, conforming to the definition within BCAR Section S, 1999. To operate the aircraft the pilot must hold at least a minimum of a Microlight PPL. The aircraft is not to be flown unless it is registered, carries registration markings in accordance with the CAA requirements, and has a valid Permit to Fly.
  • Page 6: Section 1 - Airframe And Engine Limitations

    72 mph, 63 kt NE & A limitations are affected when flying with doors removed Aerosport MOD C42/019 VNE (Velocity Never Exceed): 103 mph, 90 kt. VA (Maximum Speed for Full Deflection of Controls / Rough Air): 80 mph, 70 kt.
  • Page 7 Pitch 24º @ 485mm radius Full throttle ground static RPM 4850 rpm (prop = 1996 rpm) * Please note the Neuform Variable pitch propeller has specific maintenance schedules detailed in Neuform Variable Pitch Propeller Operating Manual NOM/C42/001. C42 Owner’s Manual (Microlight) Page 7...
  • Page 8 The BMAA has not approved the system itself or considered the circumstances, if any, in which it might be deployed. The effectiveness of the system for the safe recovery of the aeroplane has not been demonstrated. C42 Owner’s Manual (Microlight) Page 8...
  • Page 9: Section 2 - Operational Limitations

    80 hp 912 268 kg With 472.5kg MTOW Performance Aviation MOD C42PAUK/001 and Ballistic Recovery System Performance Aviation MOD C42PAUK/003 or C42PAUK/006: Maximum permitted dry empty weight: 100 hp 912S 288 kg 80hp 912 290.5 kg C42 Owner’s Manual (Microlight) Page 9...
  • Page 10: Section 3 - Operation Of The Powerplant

    300 rpm with a maximum difference of 120 rpm. Failure to let the oil temperature reach 50°C can result in carburettor ice forming during takeoff. It is imperative that this procedure is followed otherwise serious injury or death may result. C42 Owner’s Manual (Microlight) Page 10...
  • Page 11: Section 4 - Flight

    Push the left pedal to turn left. Taxiing is simple; the turning radius of the C42 is small, and the aircraft handles cross winds during taxiing very well. When taxiing with a strong tail wind, hold the control stick firmly in the neutral position.
  • Page 12 VS2 first notch of flaps (15°) 42 mph, (36 kts) VS0 full flaps ( 40°) 37 mph, (32 kts) The above specified stall speeds will vary slightly depending on the all up weight. Spinning C42 Owner’s Manual (Microlight) Page 12...
  • Page 13 Allow the nose wheel to settle on to the ground earlier than normal to transfer steering authority. Avoid “fully holding off” before touchdown as drift angle increases and airspeed decays, the control authority also reduces. C42 Owner’s Manual (Microlight) Page 13...
  • Page 14 All emergency landings should be made into wind with full flap to minimise landing speed. Remember - KEEP FLYING THE AIRCRAFT AT ALL TIMES. C42 Owner’s Manual (Microlight) Page 14...
  • Page 15 If time available, retighten seat belts Protect face and body with your arms Press into seat by extending your legs Refer to Operators Manual supplied with system and appended to this Owner’s Handbook for details. C42 Owner’s Manual (Microlight) Page 15...
  • Page 16: Section 5 - Minimum Required Equipment

    Four point harness. Airspeed indicator 0-150 mph (0 - 130kt) Altimeter. Data placard and weight and balance document. Pre flight check list. Tachometer Cylinder head temp. or coolant temperature gauge. Oil pressure gauge Oil temperature gauge C42 Owner’s Manual (Microlight) Page 16...
  • Page 17: Section 6 - Weight And Balance

    Ensure that this cg location lies within the limits 350 to 560 aft of datum. For operation at weights over 450kg, the forward limit is 366mm aft of datum. This is a limitation to remain within tested nose wheel loads. C42 Owner’s Manual (Microlight) Page 17...
  • Page 18 All normal installed equipment fitted. Oil and coolant levels normal. No usable fuel. Note: Remaining within the maximum Take-off Weight (MTOW) of 450 kg (or 472.5kg with appropriate modifications fitted) is the pilot’s responsibility. C42 Owner’s Manual (Microlight) Page 18...
  • Page 19: Section 7 - Data Placards

    Flying Without Doors Aerosport MOD C42/019 103 mph (90 kt) 80 mph (70 kt) Neuform Variable Pitch Prop: Aerosport MOD C42/007 Propeller Pitch Control Aerosport MOD C42/007 Lever Forward – Fine Lever Aft - Coarse C42 Owner’s Manual (Microlight) Page 19...
  • Page 20 Fuel Tap- next to the fuel tap: FUEL STARTER Starter - next to the starter button (switch) Choke - next to the choke: CHOKE Carburettor Heat - next to the carburettor heat knob (B model only): CARBURETTOR HEAT C42 Owner’s Manual (Microlight) Page 20...
  • Page 21 Max. weight 450 kg Max cockpit load 172 kg Min. cockpit load 55 kg Max weight per seat 120 kg Max. permitted fuel at max. cockpit load Max. permitted cockpit load with max. fuel C42 Owner’s Manual (Microlight) Page 21...
  • Page 22 * Check for leaks and deterioration of pipes, fittings, valves. * Verify take-off power prior to committing to take- off. * Tank fuel temperature not above 20°C. * Fly below 6000 ft. CARB ICING AND VAPOUR LOCK MORE LIKELY C42 Owner’s Manual (Microlight) Page 22...
  • Page 23 Close to deployment handle: WARNING – EMERGENCY PARACHUTE Pull Handle Firmly to Deploy Unapproved Equipment - see Pilot’s Handbook On exterior of aircraft, close to parachute breakthrough panel: DANGER and: Ballistic Recovery System Inside C42 Owner’s Manual (Microlight) Page 23...
  • Page 24: Section 8 - Checklists

    Continued Daily Inspection / Pre-flight Inspection • Starboard main gear assembly, tyre pressure, condition Daily Inspection: Remove engine cowling and thoroughly and creep. inspect engine installation. • Starboard wing assembly, structure and covering. • Starboard aileron, control linkage and hinges secure. Cockpit •...
  • Page 25 ON ROUTE START CHECKS Location and heading Brakes ON facing safe direction, area all clear Instruments both flight and engine good Flaps neutral Fuel sufficient Main fuel tap ON Elapsed time and time remaining All switches OFF, radio, transponder OFF *Carb heat ON for 15 secs and turn OFF *Carb heat OFF Master switch ON...
  • Page 26: Section 9 - Flight Performance

    205 metres Fuel consumption See Rotax data. Best glide angle 11:1 C42 FB 100 (Rotax 912S, 100 hp) Take off distance, to clear 15m fence 205metres Max. climb rate at max. AUW 1000 fpm max level speed at max. AUW...
  • Page 27: Section 10 - Description Of Systems

    SECTION 10 - DESCRIPTION OF SYSTEMS The C42 is a simple aircraft whose structures and systems are readily inspected and maintained. However, since some of its systems differ from those found on conventional aircraft; this section should be studied before dismantling, repair or inspection.
  • Page 28 Fuel Capacity The C42 has either a 50 litre or 65 litre fuel tank as standard. Both fuel tanks are inter-connectable so fitting an additional tank doubles the capacity to 100 litres or 130 litres. This capacity is placarded next to the filler cap.
  • Page 29 A panel-mounted meter indicates trim position. If the trim runs away to one extreme or fails in one position, no undue stick force is required to maintain control. C42 Owner’s Manual (Microlight) Page 29...
  • Page 30 • As the brakes slowly wear and the adjustment plunger is screwed down to its lowest point it becomes necessary to top up the brake fluid level. C42 Owner’s Manual (Microlight) Page 30...
  • Page 31 It is also important to note that disconnection of the ignition switch wires, by accident or during maintenance, renders the engine live. Great care must be exercised in this case to ensure that the engine cannot be started accidentally. Normally remove the spark plugs’ caps. C42 Owner’s Manual (Microlight) Page 31...
  • Page 32 Deployment is activated by pulling a handle located above the cockpit area between the pilots. When on the ground the handle is secured against accidental activation by a small padlock, the key for which should be attached to the aircraft master key. C42 Owner’s Manual (Microlight) Page 32...
  • Page 33: Section 11 - Inspection And Maintenance

    When in doubt, seek expert advice. • Neuform propellers must be returned to Neuform in Germany for an inspection every 500 hours or 2 years whichever comes first. Please refer to your propeller operating manual. C42 Owner’s Manual (Microlight) Page 33...
  • Page 34 Lubricate the nose leg bearings with a grease gun at the upper and lower grease nipples. Check rudder cable tension, 25 to 35 kgf. Check aileron cable tension, 18 to 24 kgf Change the fuel filter. Check stub axles for cracks. Check seat support tube cannot rotate. C42 Owner’s Manual (Microlight) Page 34...
  • Page 35 15 mm larger than the damage all round. Alternatively apply a small patch of self-adhesive material. For larger areas of damage, consult the importers, Red Aviation . In the event of technical problems, contact Red-Air . C42 Owner’s Manual (Microlight) Page 35...
  • Page 36: Section 12 - Wing Rigging And De-Rigging, Flying With Doors Removed

    Step 5. Attach the stop cable on the leading edge to the quick link on the slide tube. Step 6. Attach the stop ring to the end of the slide tube. If both wings are in the folded back position the C42 can be easily moved by one person into a small hangar space.
  • Page 37 Step 6. Set the flap control in its fully up position. Step 7. Disconnect the landing flaps by first spreading and rotating the aluminium split sleeve on the flap drive fitting. Then push in the spring loaded pins by squeezing the split sleeve. C42 Owner’s Manual (Microlight) Page 37...
  • Page 38 Step 25.Fold in the main struts to lie flat against the lower wing surface. Secure the strut bottom with the bungee attached to the wing root. Step 26.Fold back the right wing according to steps 1 to 25. C42 Owner’s Manual (Microlight) Page 38...
  • Page 39 12.4 Flying Without Doors – Aerosport MOD C42/019 Both doors must be removed. It is not permissible to remove just one door. Ensure when flying with the doors removed that there are no loose items, take special care to check under the seats.
  • Page 40: Section 13 - Setting (Rigging) And Miscellaneous Data

    1.5 - 1.8 bar 22 to 26 psi. Shock absorbers 29 - 33 bar 425 to 486 psi A special pressure pump, available from Red Aviation, is used for setting the shock absorber pressures. C42 Owner’s Manual (Microlight) Page 40...
  • Page 41 Circuit Diagram – Standard Installation. C42 Owner’s Manual (Microlight) Page 41...
  • Page 42 Circuit Diagram – Trim Tab C42 Owner’s Manual (Microlight) Page 42...
  • Page 43 Circuit Diagram – MIP installation. C42 Owner’s Manual (Microlight) Page 43...

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