Hungarian manufacturer Corvu has introduced its new U.S. LSA, European VLA design it is calling the Corvus Fusion. First announced in August 2011, the prototype should begin test fliying in March from the company’s assembly hangar in Pordenone, Italy.
Engine options will be UL Power's 96-hp 260iSA - for aerobatic flying; Rotax 912 ULS - for cross country; Jabiru 2200- for budget flying; and possibly the Lycoming 233 for the U.S. market.
The company describes the Fusion as "the smaller brother of the Corvus Racer 540" and offers two wing options: the same symmetrical Eppler profile used in the 540, and a Wortmann profile for cross country. Ninety per cent of the aircraft is made of carbon fibre.
Undercarriage options include a tricycle or tail wheel, fixed or retractable. Priced at 103,000 Euros the aircraft comes with a fully digital panel, adjustable pedals, and BRS parachute. Corvus claims 17 orders on the books.