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Pipistrel Virus SW

SW 80

Maximum Range

890 nm

Maximum Cruise Speed

133 ktas

Useful Load

690 lb

Max Altitude

18, 000 ft

Uncompromised performance

The Virus SW is an exceptional aircraft holding multiple records from round the world flights to NASA challenge winners. The Virus SW’s strengths lie in its ability to fly at altitudes of 15,000ft and takeoff and land from short runways. Fully customizable with a range of powerplants and equipment options the Virus SW is the ideal aircraft for fast cross country flying, surveillance missions and advanced operations.

With more than 1,000 in operation around the world with private owners, aviation professionals, training organisations and in special mission applications the Virus SW is truly Pipistrel’s most versatile aircraft.

Interior

Fully customizable

Available with multiple engine choice from the 80hp Rotax 912 through to the 115hp turbocharged Rotax 914 series the Virus SW combines pure speed with unprecedented fuel economy. A host of avionics options allow for a fully customised cockpit experience including an IFR rated glass cockpit with GPS and integrated autopilot.

Aerodynamic efficiency

Thanks to its superior aerodynamic efficiency, state of the art composite material construction and lowest fuel consumption it its category, the Virus SW can cruise at upto 150kts and has a range of nearly 900nm. With a comfortable and quiet cabin full of high quality features such as handmade leather and a reinforced Kevlar cockpit the Virus SW really is a customer favourite.

Why Virus SW

Safety as a Standard

  • LSA certified and fully approved for Day/Night VFR operations with benign stall characteristics and safety built as standard.
  • Ballistic Parachute recovery system as standard
  • High turbulence penetration speed allowing high speed cruise even in turbulence • Kevlar-reinforced safety cabin and state-of-the-art composite materials to withstand the toughest of environments.
  • Proven track record training thousands of pilots across the world with a strong robust design.

Value

  • Uncompromised performance – An airplane with no compromises and with record-breaking achievements: from several flights around-the-world to NASA challenge victories.
  • Flexibility in Engine Choice – Flexibility of different engines and propellers for different needs
  • Fully Customizable Aircraft – A fully customisable aircraft for your wishes and need

Specifications

Technical data on Pipistrel Virus SW

Description

VIRUS: The fastest high-wing cruiser!

Download Brochure

The Virus SW is the most economic high-speed cruiser and definitely the fastest high-wing aircraft family in its category. Multiple choice of engines defines the varants, ranging from the 80 HP to the 115 HP Turbocharged Rotax 912/914 series engines, including the fuel injected iS. Made from state-of-the-art composite materials, it is lightweight, robust and features an unprecedented useful payload of more than 300 kg (660 lbs). Virus SW offers what no competitor is able to offer and has won hearts of people world-wide. It is our best seller ever since its introduction.

NASA awarded performance

Virus SW is the only light aircraft that combines pure speed with unprecedented fuel economy. More than 1000 units were already sold world-wide, winning the hearts and acclaims of private owners, aviation professionals, training organisations and military instructors alike, just like it won the NASA challenge. Twice! Since the victories at PAV challenge 2007 and NASA GAT centennial challenge 2008, the Virus SW has been further refined and optimised for even better performance.

 

Virus SW is able to operate from elevations from sea-level up to 15.000 feet, take-off and land from short runways and over obstacles thanks to unique airbrakes, is the quietest light aircraft and has one of the lowest operating costs in its category.
Speed, efficiency and ultra-long range are signature for Pipistrel. Virus SW cruises faster, goes much further and flies higher than the competitors, all this while burning less fuel! Imagine flying around at over 260 km/h (140 kts), easily overflying terrain higher than 4500 m (15.000 ft) and covering distances of over 1500 km (800 NM). With Virus SW you can. All this and much more! The aircraft can be equipped by either the Rotax 912 (80 hp) 912S (100 hp), 912 iS (100 hp) and 914 Turbo (115 hp) powerplants and a large variety of avionics options.

Thanks to its superior aerodynamic efficiency, state-of-the-art composite material structure and lowest fuel consumption figures in the category, the Virus SW is ideal for High speed cross-country flying, surveillance missions, ab-initio-, advanced and extreme manoeuvre training, aerial photography and high-mountain operations. Did you know that the Virus SW has the glide ratio of 15:1 and can glide further in case of emergency than most aeroplanes?

 

Safety, engineering and worldwide certifications

Virus SW can be called the 300 km/h (160 kts) ultralight/microlight/LSA, but it is much more than that! With a high turbulence penetration speed (green arc) and the VNE of 302 km/h (163 kts), you can take advantage of high-speed cruise even in strong turbulence. The cockpit remains quiet and comfortable throughout the flight! The Virus SW has the largest flight safety margins in its category and can be equipped with the total ballistic parachute rescue system, offering a chance of rescue even at maximum speeds and close to the terrain.

Comfortable and luxurious cabin

The exclusive Kevlar-reinforced safety cockpit with luxurious leather interior will keep you both comfortable and safe. You can choose your own color configurations free of charge!

The instrument panel is made of carbon fibre with visible-structure and can accommodate a wide selection of modern avionics, including a full glass-cockpit IFR suite with dual-axis GPS-driven autopilot and electric or hydraulic constant-speed propeller control. The panel can be arranged according to your wishes with assistance of our skilled avionics technicians. The Virus SW has the range in excess of 1850 km (1000 nm) and you can take 40 kg (90 lbs) of luggage with you.

Upon special request, the Virus can be adapted for Special Missions, including visual/IR camera gimbals, geographical surveys, trans-oceanic-range flights and more.

Dimensions
VIRUS 912 SW 80 VIRUS 912 SW 100 VIRUS 912 SW 100 IS
Wing span 10.71 m 10.71 m 10.71 m (35 ft. 1 inch)
Length 6.5 m 6.5 m 6.5 m (21 ft. 3 inch)
Height 1,85 1,85 1,85
Wing Area 9.51 m2 9.51 m2 9.51 m2 (103ft2)
Rudder Area 1.1 m2 1.1 m2 1.1 m2
Tail Area 1.08 m2 1.08 m2 1.08 m2
Aspect Ratio 11,3 11,3 11,3
Positive Flaps 9 deg. 19 deg 9 deg. 19 deg 9 deg. 19 deg
Negative Flaps 5 deg 5 deg 5 deg
Center of Gravity 25% – 37% 25% – 37% 25% – 37%

 

Weights
VIRUS 912 SW 80 VIRUS 912 SW 100 VIRUS 912 SW 100 IS
Empty Weight 287 kg 289 kg 292 kg
Max Take Off Weight (MTOW) 472.5 kg / 600 kg 472.5 kg / 600 kg 472.5 kg / 600 kg
Fuel Tanks Capacity 2 x 50 l 2 x 50 l 2 x 50 l
Useful Fuel 2 x 47 l 2 x 47 l 2 x 47 l

 

Performance
VIRUS 912 SW 80 VIRUS 912 SW 100 VIRUS 912 SW 100 IS
Stall With Flaps 64 km/h 64 km/h 64 km/h
Stall Without Flaps 79 km/h 79 km/h 79 km/h
Cruising Speed (75% power) 246 km/h 273 km/h 273 km/h
Max. Horizontal Speed 264 km/h 283 km/h 283 km/h
VNE 302 km/h 302 km/h 302 km/h
Max Speed With Airbrakes Out 205 km/h 205 km/h 205 km/h
Max Speed With Flaps Down 130 km/h 130 km/h 130 km/h
Manoeuvring Speed 174 km/h 174 km/h 174 km/h
Best Climb Speed 140 km/h 140 km/h 140 km/h
Max Climb Rate 6.1 m/sec 8.4 m/sec 8.4 m/sec
Best Glide Ratio Speed 118 km/h 118 km/h 118 km/h
Best Glide 1:17 1:17 1:17
Take Off Run 140 m 95 m 95 m
Take Off Over 15 m Obstacle 225 m 175 m 175 m
Service Ceiling 6200 m 6800 m 6800 m
45°-45° Roll Time 1.6 sec 1.6 sec 1.6 sec
Fuel Consum. at Cruise. Speed 13.6 l/hour 17.8 l/hour 15.5 l/hour
Endurance 6.9 hours 5.3 hours 6.4 hours
Range Distance 1650 km 1450 km 1720 km
Max Load Factor Permitted ( x1.875) +4g -2g +4g -2g +4g -2g
Design Safety Factors & Tested minimum 1.875 minimum 1.875 minimum 1.875

Note: Pipistrel reserves the right to revise this data sheet whenever occasioned by product improvement, government/authority regulations or other good cause.

Powerplant
VIRUS 912 SW 80 VIRUS 912 SW 100 VIRUS 912 SW 100 IS
Engine Manufacturer Rotax Rotax Rotax
Engine Model 912 UL 912 ULS 912 IS
Max Take-off power 80 hp at 5800 rpm 100 hp at 5800 rpm  100 hp at 5800 rpm
Max Fuel Capacity 26 usg (100 litres) 26 usg (100 litres) 26 usg (100 litres)

 

Pipistrel Alpha Trainer

Model

SW 80

Maximum Range

890 nm

Maximum Cruise Speed

133 kts

Useful Load

690 lb

Maximum Altitude

18, 000 ft

Uncompromised performance

The Virus SW is an exceptional aircraft holding multiple records from round the world flights to NASA challenge winners. The Virus SW’s strengths lie in its ability to fly at altitudes of 15,000ft and takeoff and land from short runways. Fully customizable with a range of powerplants and equipment options the Virus SW is the ideal aircraft for fast cross country flying, surveillance missions and advanced operations.

With more than 1,000 in operation around the world with private owners, aviation professionals, training organisations and in special mission applications the Virus SW is truly Pipistrel’s most versatile aircraft.

 

Interior

Fully customizable

Available with multiple engine choice from the 80hp Rotax 912 through to the 115hp turbocharged Rotax 914 series the Virus SW combines pure speed with unprecedented fuel economy. A host of avionics options allow for a fully customised cockpit experience including an IFR rated glass cockpit with GPS and integrated autopilot.

 

Aerodynamic efficiency

Thanks to its superior aerodynamic efficiency, state of the art composite material construction and lowest fuel consumption it its category, the Virus SW can cruise at upto 150kts and has a range of nearly 900nm. With a comfortable and quiet cabin full of high quality features such as handmade leather and a reinforced Kevlar cockpit the Virus SW really is a customer favourite.

Why Virus SW

Safety as Standard

  • LSA certified and fully approved for Day/Night VFR operations with benign stall characteristics and safety built as standard.
  • Ballistic Parachute recovery system as standard
  • High turbulence penetration speed allowing high speed cruise even in turbulence • Kevlar-reinforced safety cabin and state-of-the-art composite materials to withstand the toughest of environments.
  • Proven track record training thousands of pilots across the world with a strong robust design.

Value

  • Uncompromised performance – An airplane with no compromises and with record-breaking achievements: from several flights around-the-world to NASA challenge victories.
  • Flexibility in Engine Choice – Flexibility of different engines and propellers for different needs
  • Fully Customizable Aircraft – A fully customisable aircraft for your wishes and need

Specifications

Technical data on Pipistrel Virus SW

Description

VIRUS: The fastest high-wing cruiser!

Download Brochure

The Virus SW is the most economic high-speed cruiser and definitely the fastest high-wing aircraft family in its category. Multiple choice of engines defines the varants, ranging from the 80 HP to the 115 HP Turbocharged Rotax 912/914 series engines, including the fuel injected iS. Made from state-of-the-art composite materials, it is lightweight, robust and features an unprecedented useful payload of more than 300 kg (660 lbs). Virus SW offers what no competitor is able to offer and has won hearts of people world-wide. It is our best seller ever since its introduction.

NASA awarded performance

Virus SW is the only light aircraft that combines pure speed with unprecedented fuel economy. More than 1000 units were already sold world-wide, winning the hearts and acclaims of private owners, aviation professionals, training organisations and military instructors alike, just like it won the NASA challenge. Twice! Since the victories at PAV challenge 2007 and NASA GAT centennial challenge 2008, the Virus SW has been further refined and optimised for even better performance.

 

Virus SW is able to operate from elevations from sea-level up to 15.000 feet, take-off and land from short runways and over obstacles thanks to unique airbrakes, is the quietest light aircraft and has one of the lowest operating costs in its category.
Speed, efficiency and ultra-long range are signature for Pipistrel. Virus SW cruises faster, goes much further and flies higher than the competitors, all this while burning less fuel! Imagine flying around at over 260 km/h (140 kts), easily overflying terrain higher than 4500 m (15.000 ft) and covering distances of over 1500 km (800 NM). With Virus SW you can. All this and much more! The aircraft can be equipped by either the Rotax 912 (80 hp) 912S (100 hp), 912 iS (100 hp) and 914 Turbo (115 hp) powerplants and a large variety of avionics options.

Thanks to its superior aerodynamic efficiency, state-of-the-art composite material structure and lowest fuel consumption figures in the category, the Virus SW is ideal for High speed cross-country flying, surveillance missions, ab-initio-, advanced and extreme manoeuvre training, aerial photography and high-mountain operations. Did you know that the Virus SW has the glide ratio of 15:1 and can glide further in case of emergency than most aeroplanes?

 

Safety, engineering and worldwide certifications

Virus SW can be called the 300 km/h (160 kts) ultralight/microlight/LSA, but it is much more than that! With a high turbulence penetration speed (green arc) and the VNE of 302 km/h (163 kts), you can take advantage of high-speed cruise even in strong turbulence. The cockpit remains quiet and comfortable throughout the flight! The Virus SW has the largest flight safety margins in its category and can be equipped with the total ballistic parachute rescue system, offering a chance of rescue even at maximum speeds and close to the terrain.

Comfortable and luxurious cabin

The exclusive Kevlar-reinforced safety cockpit with luxurious leather interior will keep you both comfortable and safe. You can choose your own color configurations free of charge!

The instrument panel is made of carbon fibre with visible-structure and can accommodate a wide selection of modern avionics, including a full glass-cockpit IFR suite with dual-axis GPS-driven autopilot and electric or hydraulic constant-speed propeller control. The panel can be arranged according to your wishes with assistance of our skilled avionics technicians. The Virus SW has the range in excess of 1850 km (1000 nm) and you can take 40 kg (90 lbs) of luggage with you.

Upon special request, the Virus can be adapted for Special Missions, including visual/IR camera gimbals, geographical surveys, trans-oceanic-range flights and more.

Dimensions
VIRUS 912 SW 80 VIRUS 912 SW 100 VIRUS 912 SW 100 IS
Wing span 10.71 m 10.71 m 10.71 m (35 ft. 1 inch)
Length 6.5 m 6.5 m 6.5 m (21 ft. 3 inch)
Height 1,85 1,85 1,85
Wing Area 9.51 m2 9.51 m2 9.51 m2 (103ft2)
Rudder Area 1.1 m2 1.1 m2 1.1 m2
Tail Area 1.08 m2 1.08 m2 1.08 m2
Aspect Ratio 11,3 11,3 11,3
Positive Flaps 9 deg. 19 deg 9 deg. 19 deg 9 deg. 19 deg
Negative Flaps 5 deg 5 deg 5 deg
Center of Gravity 25% – 37% 25% – 37% 25% – 37%

 

Weights
VIRUS 912 SW 80 VIRUS 912 SW 100 VIRUS 912 SW 100 IS
Empty Weight 287 kg 289 kg 292 kg
Max Take Off Weight (MTOW) 472.5 kg / 600 kg 472.5 kg / 600 kg 472.5 kg / 600 kg
Fuel Tanks Capacity 2 x 50 l 2 x 50 l 2 x 50 l
Useful Fuel 2 x 47 l 2 x 47 l 2 x 47 l

 

Performance
VIRUS 912 SW 80 VIRUS 912 SW 100 VIRUS 912 SW 100 IS
Stall With Flaps 64 km/h 64 km/h 64 km/h
Stall Without Flaps 79 km/h 79 km/h 79 km/h
Cruising Speed (75% power) 246 km/h 273 km/h 273 km/h
Max. Horizontal Speed 264 km/h 283 km/h 283 km/h
VNE 302 km/h 302 km/h 302 km/h
Max Speed With Airbrakes Out 205 km/h 205 km/h 205 km/h
Max Speed With Flaps Down 130 km/h 130 km/h 130 km/h
Manoeuvring Speed 174 km/h 174 km/h 174 km/h
Best Climb Speed 140 km/h 140 km/h 140 km/h
Max Climb Rate 6.1 m/sec 8.4 m/sec 8.4 m/sec
Best Glide Ratio Speed 118 km/h 118 km/h 118 km/h
Best Glide 1:17 1:17 1:17
Take Off Run 140 m 95 m 95 m
Take Off Over 15 m Obstacle 225 m 175 m 175 m
Service Ceiling 6200 m 6800 m 6800 m
45°-45° Roll Time 1.6 sec 1.6 sec 1.6 sec
Fuel Consum. at Cruise. Speed 13.6 l/hour 17.8 l/hour 15.5 l/hour
Endurance 6.9 hours 5.3 hours 6.4 hours
Range Distance 1650 km 1450 km 1720 km
Max Load Factor Permitted ( x1.875) +4g -2g +4g -2g +4g -2g
Design Safety Factors & Tested minimum 1.875 minimum 1.875 minimum 1.875

Note: Pipistrel reserves the right to revise this data sheet whenever occasioned by product improvement, government/authority regulations or other good cause.

Powerplant
VIRUS 912 SW 80 VIRUS 912 SW 100 VIRUS 912 SW 100 IS
Engine Manufacturer Rotax Rotax Rotax
Engine Model 912 UL 912 ULS 912 IS
Max Take-off power 80 hp at 5800 rpm 100 hp at 5800 rpm  100 hp at 5800 rpm
Max Fuel Capacity 26 usg (100 litres) 26 usg (100 litres) 26 usg (100 litres)

 

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