Raj Hamsa Ultra Light Aircraft : An Export Success !

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  1. Kunal Biswas

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    Raj Hamsa X-Air "H" Hanuman

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    The X-Air Hanuman (English: Hawk) is a two-seat, fixed tricycle gear, general aviation ultralight airplane, manufactured in India by Raj Hamsa Ultralights. It is used primarily for flight training, touring, and personal flying. The aircraft is known in North America as the X-Air "H" , The aircraft is manufactured with an 85 hp (63 kW) four-cylinder four-stroke 2.2 litre Jabiru 2200 engine, which can be run on automotive fuel. The 64 hp (48 kW) Rotax 582 two-stroke, the 80 hp (60 kW) Rotax 912UL are also options. The X-Air and Hanuman are both accepted by Transport Canada as Advanced Ultra-light Aeroplanes in Canada. The Hanuman is an approved US Federal Aviation Administration Light sport aircraft as the model X-Air XA85. The ultralights manufactured by Raj Hamsa are some of the least expensive available in India and many parts of the world including Russia, North America , Europe and Australia ..

    General characteristics

    Crew: one
    Capacity: one passenger
    Length: 6.03 m (19 ft 9 in)
    Wingspan: 10.05 m (33 ft 0 in)
    Height: 2.30 m (7 ft 7 in)
    Empty weight: 268 kg (591 lb)
    Powerplant: 1 × Jabiru 2200 , 63 kW (85 hp)
    Propellers: 2-bladed ground adjustable
    Maximum speed: 170 km/h (106 mph; 92 kn)
    Cruising speed: 140 km/h (87 mph; 76 kn)
    Stall speed: 45 km/h (28 mph; 24 kn) flaps down
    Minimum control speed: 50 km/h (31 mph; 27 kn) flaps down
    Range: 800 km (497 mi; 432 nmi) with standard 80 litre tank
    Service ceiling: 3,658 m (12,000 ft)
    g limits: +6/-3
    Maximum glide ratio: 10:1
    Rate of climb: 4.5 m/s (890 ft/min)

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    About the Aircraft >>



    X-Air LSA
    Starting as an American design today's X-Air was redesigned in France with a period of influence from Britain. Major components have long been produced in India by Raj Hamsa. After parts are shipped to Oregon, X-Air assembles the aircraft (about 60% of the task) giving the LS a "U.S. Built" definition. The circle is completed with American-led industry consensus rules used to certify to Special Light-Sport Aircraft.

    Would you buy an airplane for a truly modest monthly payment? One of the most cost effective price tags in light-sport aviation puts X-Air's LS within reach of many budget-minded flyers and X-Air also can you finance the airplane for an affordable monthly expense. Put 20% down and with payments spread over 10 years, X-Air LS can be yours without biting you in the wallet. While some decry the high cost of Light-Sport Aircraft, X-Air is single-handedly brining down the sky-high figures. Plus, buyers get a design that has a track record measured in decades, albeit with steady innovation.

    Fly X-Air's LS slowly (stall below 40 mph) or cruise 90 mph in a highly predictable aircraft. Keep it simple -- an iCom radio and electronic engine management system come standard -- or load it up with Garmin 496 and more to travel the country.

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    Xair Hanuman taking off at Mittagong


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    Company Profile >>


    RAJ HAMSA was founded by Joel Koechlin in 1980, as a Unit of Aurelec Trust, AUROVILLE, Pondicherry. During the first 3 years after inception, with the moral and financial support of Mr. JRD TATA, a renowned pioneer of early Indian Aviation and Founder of Air India, FREE FLIGHT HANG GLIDERS were manufactured and the first training camps organised in the Nilgiris.

    In 1985, operations were shifted to Kalhatty, near Ooty, and the NILGIRIS HANG GLIDING CENTRE was launched: training courses and Hang Gliding competitions were held every year during the summer season for a decade.

    Throughout this pioneering period, RAJ HAMSA has been manufacturing HIGH QUALITY AERONAUTICAL EQUIPMENT, supplying Individuals, Civil Organisations and, to a large extent, DEFENCE ADVENTURE FOUNDATIONS.

    In 1993, responding to the acute shortage of LIGHT AIRCRAFT in the Country, RAJ HAMSA launched an entirely new line of products in the form of 3-AXIS CONVENTIONAL CONTROLS MICROLIGHT AIRCRAFT. This exercise was to a large extent co-ordinated by Mr. S. Karivaradhan, the late Managing Director of LAKSHMI MILLS (a leading group of Industries based at Coimbatore), and also a dedicated car racing and flying enthusiast. This was the beginning for the X-AIR, which was to become one of the Microlights manufactured in the largest numbers world-wide: today, more than 1300 X-AIRs ARE FLYING ALL OVER THE WORLD! This fact alone attests to the popularity and reliability of the aircraft. Out of these, approximately 60 X-AIRs are flying in India and each of these aircraft after induction has been giving excellent, trouble-free performance, thus upholding our reputation.

    At present, we have a regular EXPORT market on a permanent contract basis. We also have regular outlets in the DOMESTIC market for the Defense (Navy, Army, Air Force, NCC), Coast Guards, Police as well as for private Individuals, Holiday Resorts etc..)

    Since 1993, RAJ HAMSA is an Indian Private Limited Company, with its Registered Office and Factory located at BANGALORE, Karnataka, the City of Aviation "par excellence" in India, an ideal place to meet our production commitments: we have a reliable team of dedicated and quality conscious TECHNICIANS, well able to meet the challenging task of production and, thanks to them, we have always been able to meet our production targets.

    Now, strong of a BRITISH Section "S" CERTIFICATION for all models, as well as an LSA CERTIFICATION for the "H" (Hanuman), we are taking steps to further increase our production capacity and cater for the increasing demand, particularly from EUROPE (Distribution Societe RANDKAR), the NORTH AMERICAN CONTINENT (Distribution X-AIR LLC, USA & SPEEDWING, Canada) and AUSTRALIA (Distribution M.COATES) : our aircraft are regularly participating with success in the most prestigious

    AIR-SHOWS in the USA i.e. SUN & FUN and SEBRING in Florida as well as OSHKOSH, Wisconsin.

    In 2013, concluding 33 years of uninterrupted leadership, Joel Koechlin passed on the Company to AGNI AEROSPORTS ADVENTURE ACADEMY (AASAA) based at Jakkur Aerodrome, Bangalore. He has no doubt that RAJ HAMSA will thrive under the new Management and wishes to the Company, the brightest future and a renewed expension, in the best spirit of Ultralight Aviation.

    Site : Raj Hamsa Ultralight Pvt. Ltd.
     
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    Jabiru Engines

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    Just to inform you that the owner of Raj Hamsa Ultralights,Joel Koechlin is Kalki Koechlin's father
     
  5. Kunal Biswas

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    MICROLIGHT AIRCRAFTS IN INDIA

    Presently the Microlights have not yet come up in big way but now people are interested who can spend money on luxeries. It seems to be very costly but actually its not that costly. The cost of the aircrafts vary from 13.5 lakh to about 45 lakh.2.

    The cost of various brands are approx as under: -

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    3. As per safety, ease of flying and cost of maintainance these can be graded as follows: -
    (a) I - X-Air / X-Air 'F' (Rotax 582cc).
    (b) II - X-Air 'F'(Jabiru 2200cc).
    (c) III - X-Air 'Hanuman' (Rotax 912cc).
    (d) IV - Zen Air STOL 701 (Rotax 912cc).
    (e) V - Zen Air STOL 801 (Rotax 912cc).
    (f) VI - Zen Air STOL 601.

    Choice is yours to buy a luxary Sedan or an aircraft.

    HAPPY LANDINGS!!! :)
     
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    Hanuman 912S

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    Jacques is a new owner of this Hanuman, Rotax 912 ULS powered. This is the first X-AIR motorized with the austrian 100 HP. His new ultralight please him so much that he decided to personalised it. The multiaxis has exciting performances.

    Engine : Rotax 912 ULS 100 HP.
    Weight : 284 kg.
    Mylar cloth.
    Speed : 160 kmh

    The whole machine is a success : performances, reliability and solidity, at a convenient price.

    Source : Randkar - Newsletter 14
     
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    Not sure, But looks like a successor to X-Air 'F' by Rajhamsa Pvt Ltd ..
     
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