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D-MMXL Pelegrin Tarragon c/n 09 - MLA airfield Stadskanaal in Holland - 21 May 2018 MLA airfield Stadskanaal (EHST)

The Pelegrin Tarragon is a two-seat tandem, cantilever low-wing, single engine, ultralight aeroplane with retracable landing gear, manufactured by Pelegrin Ltd, Adazi, Latvia. The Pelegrin Tarragon is a further development of the Millennium Master built by Compact Composite srl, Turin, Italy. The Millennium Master was a full carbonfiber designed aircraft evolved from the Asso X Jewel, an all-wood homebuilt cantilever, single engine, two-seat, ultralight aircraft designed by Giuseppe Vidor. The Millennium Master was built to comply with Fédération Aéronautique Internationale microlight rulesflew first on 27 May 2006. A second prototype was flown in December 2007. However production was planned for October 2007, the Millenium Master didn't enter production with Compact Composite srl and the company went into bankruptcy. In 2009, both Igors Zvagins and Valent Vasjak saw the Millennium Master in Italy and were impressed by the performances of the aircraft, but had the idea to build a better quality ultralight plane by them selves. In January 2010, Pelegrin Ltd was founded and in less then ten months a Millennium Master aircraft was build. Based on the Millenium Master design, C.F.M. Air srl in Ciriè, Italy, designed especially for Pelegrin Ltd the Tarragon, an extremely strong and low weight aircraft. The Pelegrin Tarragon is manufactured using prepreg carbon fibre and CNC aluminium parts. This carbon fibre composite is a material that is highly durable, temperature resistant, exceptionally rigid, lightweight and laid up in molds. The aircraft features a cantilever low-wing, an enclosed cockpit with two-seats-in-tandem under a bubble canopy, retractable tricycle landing gear and an internal ballistic chute to provide extra safity for the occupants in case of an emergency situation. The ultralight version of the Tarragon is powered by a 4-cylinder, 4-stroke liquid/air-cooled Rotax 912 ULS engine with opposed cylinders and nead a take off and landing distance from 150 m and flies at a cruise speed of 270-310 km/h. Further engines available are the 100 hp EPA Power SA-R917TNi ULM, the 100 hp Rotax 912iS, the turbocharged 115 hp Rotax 914 and the 130 hp EPA Power SA917Ti Turbo Injection four-stroke powerplants. The customer will be able to choose the engine of his choice, whether it is the Rotax, Lycoming 320, or an exotic like the Higgins Diesel from Japan. Enlarged cowlings have already been designed to accommodate larger engines. Even a 250 HP Mercedes turbine engine is in the planning stage. The Pelegrin Tarragon will be sold only ready-to-fly with analog or digital instrumentation.

In 2017, Pelegrin Tarragon s/n 09 was registered D-MMXL in Germany. The aircraft is operated by the German Tarragonaircraft dealer, AR Luftssport and based at Flugplatz Haren-Dankern. On 21 May 2018, the 2017-built Pelegrin Tarragon D-MMXL was seen at MLA airfield Stadskanaal (EHST) in the Netherlands.

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