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Pipistrel Sinus

Sinus UL

Max Range

831 nm

Maximum Cruise Speed

108 kts

Useful Load

567 lb

Horsepower

82 hp

Four aircraft in one

Is it a Glider, fast efficient cross country cruiser, versatile trainer or flexible aircraft solution? Sinus is the ultimate in flexibility available to transform from a motor glider into a fast cross country aircraft in minutes.

The Sinus combines the true sense of a glider with unprecedented efficiency during powered flight. Takeoff and land on short runways, fly cross country and enjoy excellent gliding capability. All in the same aircraft.

Fuel efficient and outstanding range

Pipistrel’s Sinus range of aircraft are record breaking aircraft thanks to its aerodynamic efficiencies while operating at less than 10 liters of fuel per hour. With long range fuel tanks you can go further.

Interior

Excellent gliding performance

Powered by imagination and innovation the 15 meter wings and up to 27:1 Glide ratio when the propeller is feathered allows you to enjoy countless hours flying in the thermals without burning a drop of fuel. Of course when needed you can always turn the engine on to extend the range.

Why Sinus

Safety as a Standard

Safety cockpit designed with energy absorbing structures made from Kevlar fibre, matched with the optional ballistic parachute recovery system, safety really does come as standard.

Luxurious and Reliable

With over 30 years of experience manufacturing aircraft and with a worldwide fleet of more than 2,500 aircraft worldwide, Sinus Max has been designed and tested to ensure the aircraft performs to its best, always. Low operating costs and excellent reliability provides endless flight possibilities.

As for comfort and luxury, the wide spacious cabin available with an optional leather interior will make you feel right at home. The Sinus Max can be customised to meet with your own personal flying desires.

Specifications

Technical data on Pipistrel Sinus

Description

SINUS 912 & SINUS FLEX:

Sinus motorglider combines a true sense of a glider with unprecedented efficiency during powered and long-range cruise flight. With the Sinus you can take-off and land on very short runways, fly long distance cross-country and have fun gliding with a 27:1 gliding ratio… all in the same aircraft!

Download Brochure

With the standard Sinus model, you literally purchase three aircraft for the price of one. You get a glider, a long range super-economic cruiser and the most versatile training aircraft on the market. Thanks to its dual flight controls and a choice of either tailwheel or nosewheel undercarriage the Sinus can be used as your primary gliding and powered-aircraft trainer! The excellent performance was confirmed with a World Champion title in 2001 and a record-breaking solo flight around the world in 2004.

Three aircraft in one not enough? You can further enhance the Sinus with a very small addition – the Flex. Sinus Flex model is identical to the standard Sinus, with the added bonus of interchangeable wing-tips. The outer 5-foot portions of each wing can be easily taken away and replaced with short winglets of a Virus model. You could not decide if you wanted a Pipistrel Sinus or a Pipistrel Virus? Now you can have both, transforming a thermal-soaring Sinus motorglider into a small and fast Virus cruiser, which can fit into any hangar. The change is is easy and only takes five minutes.

Sinus has proven its key outstanding characteristics time and time again:

Best fuel efficiency and best range

Sinus is simply the most efficient and economical light aircraft on the market. Given its super-low fuel consumption of less than 10 liters-per-hour (2.6 gph) at a high cruise speed of 200 km/h (110 kts), you can easily fly over 1000 kilometers (540 NM) already with the standard 60 liter (16 gal.) fuel tanks. With optional long-range (100 liters; 26 gal) fuel tanks your range with reserve goes beyond 1650 km (890 NM). Sinus is a World Champion, flew around the world and has accomplished many other extreme flights.

Having already proven itself in the gliding arena with several eye-catching achievements, including a FAI 500 km triangle, the Sinus hold a multitude of World Records and aviation milestones. Sinus was the absolute winner of the World Championship WAG 2001 in Spain and came runner-up in 2005. In 2004 Sinus was the first light aircraft to fly around the World. Since then, our owners have performed remarkable long-range flights including a non-stop flight from Pisa to Lisbon, Athens – Nordkapp flight and the first ever light aircraft Australia – New Zealand crossing! Sinus also won the legendary race Paris – Madrid Green Air Challenge 2011.

 

Excellent gliding performance

Sinus is a glider by soul. Sporting 15-meter wings and a glide ratio of 27:1 when the propeller is feathered, you can enjoy countless hours in thermals without burning a single drop of fuel. Clean aerodynamic lines and a perfect finish is what enables the Sinus to perform even better than a number of typical motorless gliders. And remember, you can always turn on the engine, when the weather is not in your favour.

 

Safety

Sinus features the Safety Cockpit Concept. The entire cabin area is encased with energy absorbing structures made from Kevlar fibre, an amazing material which maintains the integrity of the cabin and makes it safe also in case of stronger impacts. Alongside our special Safety Cockpit Concept the Sinus can also be equipped with the ballistic parachute rescue system, which saves the complete aircraft together with the crew in case of severe emergencies.

 

Robust and reliable

A fleet of almost 1000 of our aircraft fly on all six continents of the World in conditions that are sometimes difficult to imagine. All systems on board have withstood rigorous testing to ensure the aircraft performs at its best in hot or cold, wet or dry, low or high! Flight schools love the Sinus because of reliability, super-low operating costs and endless possibilities of flying.

 

Cockpit comfort and luxury

A spacious, well ventilated side-by-side cockpit with optional leather interior will make sure you feel comfortable also during the longest adventurous flights. Even the tallest or shortest of pilots will feel at home in the Sinus, thanks to the adjustable rudder pedals. The choice of either a small or large instrument panel can make the cockpit feel like a glider or fully equipped top-of-the-line long-range cruising aircraft. With excellent sideward and downward views your air-ground or air-air photographs will make everybody envious.

Dimensions
SINUS 912 VIRUS 912
Wing Span 14,97 m 12,46 m
Length 6,6 m 6,5 m
Height 1,70 m 1,85
Wing Area 12,26 m2 11,0 m2
Rudder Area 1,1 m2 2
Tail Area 2 2
Aspect Ratio 18,3 13,1
Positive Flaps 9 deg, 18 deg 9 deg, 18 deg
Negative Flaps 5 deg 5 deg
Center of Gravity 20% – 39% 20% – 39%

 

Weights
SINUS 912 VIRUS 912
Empty Weight 285 kg 284 kg
Empty Weight Light Version 275 kg 274 kg
Max Take Off Weight (MTOW) 450 kg / 472.5 kg / 544 kg 450 kg / 472.5 kg / 544 kg
Fuel Tanks Capacity 2 x 30 l / 2 x 50 l 2 x 30 l / 2 x 50 l
Useful Fuel 2 x 27 l / 2 x 45 l 2 x 27 l / 2 x 45 l

 

Performance

DATA PUBLISHED FOR MTOM of 472.5 kg

SINUS 912 VIRUS 912
Stall With Flaps 63 km/h 64 km/h
Stall Without Flaps 66 km/h 72 km/h
Cruising Speed (75% power) 200 km/h 225 km/h
Max. Horizontal Speed 220 km/h 240 km/h
VNE 225 km/h 249 km/h
Max Speed With Airbrakes Out 160 km/h 160 km/h
Max Speed With Flaps Down 130 km/h 130 km/h
Manoeuvring Speed 141 km/h 141 km/h
Best Climb Speed 115 km/h 130 km/h
Max Climb Rate 6,5 m/sec 6,2 m/sec
Climb Rate at 140 km/h 6,3 m/sec 5,9 m/sec
Min.Sink Speed 90 km/h 96 km/h
Min.Sink (prop. 90 deg.) 1,03 m/sec 1,35 m/sec
Max. Sink With Airbrakes 5,5 m/sec 5,8 m/sec
Best Glide Ratio Speed 95 km/h 110 km/h
Best Glide (prop. 90 deg.) 1:27 1:24
Glide at 150 km/h (prop 90 deg) 1:18 1:14
Take Off Run 88 m 90 m
Take Off Over 15 m Obstacle 148m 167 m
Service Ceiling 8800 m 8100 m
45°-45° Roll Time 4,2 sec 3,1 sec
Fuel Consumption at Cruise Speed 9,2 l/hour 9,5 l/hour
Rndurance (std tanks) 5,8 hours 5,7hours
Range Distance 1200 km 1150 km
Max Load Factor Permitted ( x1.875) +4g -2g +4g -2g
Design Safety Factors & Tested minimum 1.875 minimum 1.875
Powerplant
MODEL SINUS 912 VIRUS 912
ENGINE ROTAX ROTAX 912 UL2 ROTAX 912 UL
Max Power(with 2 carb.) 80 hp at 5800 rpm 80 hp at 5800 rpm
PROPELLER Pipistrel VARIO Pipistrel VARIO

 

Pipistrel Sinus

Sinus UL

Maximum Range

831 nm

Maximum Cruise Speed

108 kts

Useful Load

567 lb

Horsepower

82 hp

Four aircraft in one

Is it a Glider, fast efficient cross country cruiser, versatile trainer or flexible aircraft solution? Sinus is the ultimate in flexibility available to transform from a motor glider into a fast cross country aircraft in minutes.

The Sinus combines the true sense of a glider with unprecedented efficiency during powered flight. Takeoff and land on short runways, fly cross country and enjoy excellent gliding capability. All in the same aircraft.

Fuel efficient and outstanding range

Pipistrel’s Sinus range of aircraft are record breaking aircraft thanks to its aerodynamic efficiencies while operating at less than 10 liters of fuel per hour. With long range fuel tanks you can go further.

Interior

Excellent gliding performance

Powered by imagination and innovation the 15 meter wings and up to 27:1 Glide ratio when the propeller is feathered allows you to enjoy countless hours flying in the thermals without burning a drop of fuel. Of course when needed you can always turn the engine on to extend the range.

Why Sinus

Safety as Standard

Safety cockpit designed with energy absorbing structures made from Kevlar fibre, matched with the optional ballistic parachute recovery system, safety really does come as standard.

Luxurious and Reliable

With over 30 years of experience manufacturing aircraft and with a worldwide fleet of more than 2,500 aircraft worldwide, Sinus Max has been designed and tested to ensure the aircraft performs to its best, always. Low operating costs and excellent reliability provides endless flight possibilities.

As for comfort and luxury, the wide spacious cabin available with an optional leather interior will make you feel right at home. The Sinus Max can be customised to meet with your own personal flying desires.

Specifications

Technical data on Pipistrel Sinus

Description

SINUS 912 & SINUS FLEX:

Sinus motorglider combines a true sense of a glider with unprecedented efficiency during powered and long-range cruise flight. With the Sinus you can take-off and land on very short runways, fly long distance cross-country and have fun gliding with a 27:1 gliding ratio… all in the same aircraft!

Download Brochure

With the standard Sinus model, you literally purchase three aircraft for the price of one. You get a glider, a long range super-economic cruiser and the most versatile training aircraft on the market. Thanks to its dual flight controls and a choice of either tailwheel or nosewheel undercarriage the Sinus can be used as your primary gliding and powered-aircraft trainer! The excellent performance was confirmed with a World Champion title in 2001 and a record-breaking solo flight around the world in 2004.

Three aircraft in one not enough? You can further enhance the Sinus with a very small addition – the Flex. Sinus Flex model is identical to the standard Sinus, with the added bonus of interchangeable wing-tips. The outer 5-foot portions of each wing can be easily taken away and replaced with short winglets of a Virus model. You could not decide if you wanted a Pipistrel Sinus or a Pipistrel Virus? Now you can have both, transforming a thermal-soaring Sinus motorglider into a small and fast Virus cruiser, which can fit into any hangar. The change is is easy and only takes five minutes.

Sinus has proven its key outstanding characteristics time and time again:

Best fuel efficiency and best range

Sinus is simply the most efficient and economical light aircraft on the market. Given its super-low fuel consumption of less than 10 liters-per-hour (2.6 gph) at a high cruise speed of 200 km/h (110 kts), you can easily fly over 1000 kilometers (540 NM) already with the standard 60 liter (16 gal.) fuel tanks. With optional long-range (100 liters; 26 gal) fuel tanks your range with reserve goes beyond 1650 km (890 NM). Sinus is a World Champion, flew around the world and has accomplished many other extreme flights.

Having already proven itself in the gliding arena with several eye-catching achievements, including a FAI 500 km triangle, the Sinus hold a multitude of World Records and aviation milestones. Sinus was the absolute winner of the World Championship WAG 2001 in Spain and came runner-up in 2005. In 2004 Sinus was the first light aircraft to fly around the World. Since then, our owners have performed remarkable long-range flights including a non-stop flight from Pisa to Lisbon, Athens – Nordkapp flight and the first ever light aircraft Australia – New Zealand crossing! Sinus also won the legendary race Paris – Madrid Green Air Challenge 2011.

 

Excellent gliding performance

Sinus is a glider by soul. Sporting 15-meter wings and a glide ratio of 27:1 when the propeller is feathered, you can enjoy countless hours in thermals without burning a single drop of fuel. Clean aerodynamic lines and a perfect finish is what enables the Sinus to perform even better than a number of typical motorless gliders. And remember, you can always turn on the engine, when the weather is not in your favour.

 

Safety

Sinus features the Safety Cockpit Concept. The entire cabin area is encased with energy absorbing structures made from Kevlar fibre, an amazing material which maintains the integrity of the cabin and makes it safe also in case of stronger impacts. Alongside our special Safety Cockpit Concept the Sinus can also be equipped with the ballistic parachute rescue system, which saves the complete aircraft together with the crew in case of severe emergencies.

 

Robust and reliable

A fleet of almost 1000 of our aircraft fly on all six continents of the World in conditions that are sometimes difficult to imagine. All systems on board have withstood rigorous testing to ensure the aircraft performs at its best in hot or cold, wet or dry, low or high! Flight schools love the Sinus because of reliability, super-low operating costs and endless possibilities of flying.

 

Cockpit comfort and luxury

A spacious, well ventilated side-by-side cockpit with optional leather interior will make sure you feel comfortable also during the longest adventurous flights. Even the tallest or shortest of pilots will feel at home in the Sinus, thanks to the adjustable rudder pedals. The choice of either a small or large instrument panel can make the cockpit feel like a glider or fully equipped top-of-the-line long-range cruising aircraft. With excellent sideward and downward views your air-ground or air-air photographs will make everybody envious.

Dimensions
SINUS 912 VIRUS 912
Wing Span 14,97 m 12,46 m
Length 6,6 m 6,5 m
Height 1,70 m 1,85
Wing Area 12,26 m2 11,0 m2
Rudder Area 1,1 m2 2
Tail Area 2 2
Aspect Ratio 18,3 13,1
Positive Flaps 9 deg, 18 deg 9 deg, 18 deg
Negative Flaps 5 deg 5 deg
Center of Gravity 20% – 39% 20% – 39%

 

Weights
SINUS 912 VIRUS 912
Empty Weight 285 kg 284 kg
Empty Weight Light Version 275 kg 274 kg
Max Take Off Weight (MTOW) 450 kg / 472.5 kg / 544 kg 450 kg / 472.5 kg / 544 kg
Fuel Tanks Capacity 2 x 30 l / 2 x 50 l 2 x 30 l / 2 x 50 l
Useful Fuel 2 x 27 l / 2 x 45 l 2 x 27 l / 2 x 45 l

 

Performance

DATA PUBLISHED FOR MTOM of 472.5 kg

SINUS 912 VIRUS 912
Stall With Flaps 63 km/h 64 km/h
Stall Without Flaps 66 km/h 72 km/h
Cruising Speed (75% power) 200 km/h 225 km/h
Max. Horizontal Speed 220 km/h 240 km/h
VNE 225 km/h 249 km/h
Max Speed With Airbrakes Out 160 km/h 160 km/h
Max Speed With Flaps Down 130 km/h 130 km/h
Manoeuvring Speed 141 km/h 141 km/h
Best Climb Speed 115 km/h 130 km/h
Max Climb Rate 6,5 m/sec 6,2 m/sec
Climb Rate at 140 km/h 6,3 m/sec 5,9 m/sec
Min.Sink Speed 90 km/h 96 km/h
Min.Sink (prop. 90 deg.) 1,03 m/sec 1,35 m/sec
Max. Sink With Airbrakes 5,5 m/sec 5,8 m/sec
Best Glide Ratio Speed 95 km/h 110 km/h
Best Glide (prop. 90 deg.) 1:27 1:24
Glide at 150 km/h (prop 90 deg) 1:18 1:14
Take Off Run 88 m 90 m
Take Off Over 15 m Obstacle 148m 167 m
Service Ceiling 8800 m 8100 m
45°-45° Roll Time 4,2 sec 3,1 sec
Fuel Consumption at Cruise Speed 9,2 l/hour 9,5 l/hour
Rndurance (std tanks) 5,8 hours 5,7hours
Range Distance 1200 km 1150 km
Max Load Factor Permitted ( x1.875) +4g -2g +4g -2g
Design Safety Factors & Tested minimum 1.875 minimum 1.875
Powerplant
MODEL SINUS 912 VIRUS 912
ENGINE ROTAX ROTAX 912 UL2 ROTAX 912 UL
Max Power(with 2 carb.) 80 hp at 5800 rpm 80 hp at 5800 rpm
PROPELLER Pipistrel VARIO Pipistrel VARIO

 

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