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I have been reading about the Ikarus C42 aircraft as a potential personal recreation aircraft. It compares very favorably with the Cessna 152, most notably in weight, stall speed, and fuel economy.

Does anyone have info on the negative and positive G loading limits for this aircraft? Can it be dis-assembled for transportation and storage? Thanks.

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  • $\begingroup$ Yes, I am interested in this "Volks Flugzeug". Need to know how strong it is. Not that I am planning aerobatics, like its lower landing speed. Also curious about a bipe version. Thanks!. $\endgroup$ – Robert DiGiovanni Oct 27 '18 at 8:14
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My club has a C42B that is used both as a trainer and a recreational aircraft, so I stopped by and looked in the Pilot's Operating Handbook for that one.

Now, before I say anything else: obviously, if the exact values matter, then always consult the POH for the specific airframe in question!

With the above preliminaries thus out of the way:

  • The structural limits are stated as maximum positive wing loading +4 G, and maximum negative wing loading -2 G.
  • The wings can be removed, and the POH lays out the procedure for this (as well as, obviously, that for reattaching them).

At least while quickly glancing through the text, I didn't spot anything obvious which would indicate that this differs between variants in the C42 series.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, appreciate the info. $\endgroup$ – Robert DiGiovanni Oct 27 '18 at 19:03
  • $\begingroup$ @RobertDiGiovanni I notice you haven't upvoted or accepted. Are you looking for more in an answer? $\endgroup$ – a CVn Nov 12 '18 at 20:20
  • $\begingroup$ No, looks very strong. Thanks. $\endgroup$ – Robert DiGiovanni Nov 12 '18 at 22:22

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