The X-air is a high wing, 2 seat, side by side, conventionally controlled, microlight/ultralight aircraft, with full dual controls, toe brakes, elevator trim and two 25L fuel tanks, which are filled easily at the side of the fuselage. The X-air’s layout consists of a high mounted tractor engine set up, tricycle undercarriage, and a maximum gross weight of 992 lbs.
The Xair comes as a fast build kit, which comes complete. Only your choice of Engine/Prop & Instruments are required to finish the plane, ready for flight. You can order the Xair airframe alone, if you already have a suitable engine, or we will supply you with a complete, ready to assemble package: airframe, engine and instruments. See our pages on Engine options and Pricing.
Nearly all of the exposed tubing, comes White Epoxy painted for long life, and it looks good too. Some components come pre-assembled, e.g. Tailplanes & Elevators, and all the required nuts & bolts are in their relevant places, to speed up assembly.
The Xair is fitted with full dual controls, i.e. two sticks, two throttles, dual rudder pedals, so it doesn’t matter what seat you’re in, it feels just the same. Which makes the Xair perfect for an instructor to teach his student/new owner, how to fly. The main advantage of being in the left seat is to get the use of the superb independent toe brakes, fitted to the top of the rudder pedals.
There is plenty of shoulder room inside, so big pilots don’t have to share shoulder space. The standard seats are fitted with head rests and are of such quality that they are expensive deluxe options in other ultralight models. The cockpit floor is solid, so you don’t have to worry about where you put your feet, like you have to in other ultralights. Added comfort is gained in the colder days by fitting the optional door kit, which increases cruise speed and makes flying enjoyable seatseven on cold days.
Ground handling is excellent, due primarily to the Xair’s unique suspension. Each wheel has its own shock absorbing system, which takes out all of the bumps from the roughest of fields. Many other ultralights can not go places where the Xair is right at home! Also, while the Xair’s landing gear shocks will compress in a hard landing, they are slow to decompress. This helps prevent the Xair from bouncing back high into the air like Cessna’s and a lot of ultralights do.
In flight the Xair handles exceptionally well, with a high degree of maneuverability. The pitch control is nicely balanced, and the standard in-flight trim tab does away with all the efforts on the stick. Just set your throttle for cruise, trim for level flight, and on a calm day, and you can sit back with your arms folded and admire the view!
Introducing the Xair F
You can now order an Xair with Flaps! The Xair-F is a high performance model of the Xair with shorter, double-surface wings (30 ft. vs 32 ft), and flaps, as standard equipment. The Xair F will cruise 10 mph faster than the standard Xair, yet has comparable short take off and landing performance because of the wing flaps. The Xair F stalls at 32 mph with flaps and cruises at 90 mph.
XAIR F is an evolution of XAIR.
The main changes have been on the following points:
- Complete double surface smaller wing spans.
- Rear fuselage fairing more enveloping.
The engine options remains identical.