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Classic IV

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2-person VLA 2-person VLA - Classic IV
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Characteristics

  • Number of places:

    2-person

  • Number of engines:

    single-engine

  • Engine type:

    piston engine

  • Other characteristics:

    kit

Description

Spécial Order Only - European Market
With thousands sold ail over ttie world the Classic 4 bas evolved over the last 30 years to beconie the kon of the Kitfox. 4130 chromoly tubing structure, folding wings, multiple
engine, cowling, and landing gear choices. The Classic 4 is the most copied kit built aircraft on the market today.
The Classic IV continued to offer the European market the opportunity to own and fly the Kitfox and still does. However, with the European market adapting to the higher gross
weights the S7 Super Sport is becoming the Kitfox of choke.
When the Light Sport Aircraft rules were introduced, the maximum gross weight allowance was 1232 Ibs. At 1200 max gross, The Classk IV fit into this limit very nicely and quickly
becanie the Poster Child for the Light Sport Aircraft and Sport Pilot rules.
The 1232 Ibs max limit was based on the European rules and proposed changes. When the actual rule was published, the maximum gross weight was increase to 1320 Ibs for gear
equipped aircraft and 1430 Ibs for those on floats. This allowed the Sériés 7 Super Sport Aircraft to fit into the Light Sport Aircraft rule and have a lot of niargin for safety built in. The
Sériés 7 Super Sport was originally designed and tested to maximum gross weight capabilities of 1550 Ibs max gross at +5.7 G’s and -3.8 G's ultimate loads. Because of the Kitfox's
light empty weight it allows the Super Sport to be operated at the lower 1320 Ibs or 1430 Ibs and still carry up to 150 Ibs of baggage and 2 adults.
The Classk IV is still available by spécial order only. Primarily for the European market that has not upgraded yet to the 600 kg (1320).