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D-MADS Comco-Ikarus C42B c/n 1406-7335 - 'Pink Panter' - Flugplatz Oldenburg-Hatten in Germany - 30 April 2019 Oldenburg-Hatten (EDWH)

The Comco-Ikarus C42B Cyclone is a two-seat high-wing ultralight aeroplane with a fixed tricycle undercarriage. Developed as the successor of the Fox C22, the Comco-Ikarus C42 is an innovative two-seat micro-light aircraft. Production of the C-42 started in 1997. The C42 has been continuously improved and further developed. In 2012, the C42C was introduced. The rugged airplane was modernized with composite structure parts (CFK), addition of winglets, spades and Flettner rudder. All this changes added agility to the more then 1400 C42 airplanes sold at that time and improved the C42 performances. The new engine mount originates from the C52 model, the wingspan was reduced to 8,51 m thanks tto the use of the airflow optimized winglets. In 2015, the C42CS was introduced. This is the most sophisticated version of the Comco range and is easely identifiable through the new undercarriage. The new gear consists now of a single composite arm, the same used on the C52 concept-airplane. Beringer brakes and a more functional interior are part of the serial trim. Cruise speed has increased to 200 km/h. Engine options are the Rotax 912 and the 4-cylinder-4-stroke Rotax 912SUL engine. The empty weight of the C42B is 280 kg. With an airspeed of 175 km/h and a fuel tank volume of 50 litre the range of the C42B is approx. 650 km. Over 1.450 C42 aircraft are built and delivered world-wide.

For the 2014-built Comco-Ikarus C42B Cyclone D-MADS s/n 1406-7335 is given, only 1504-7335 is used for the C-42C D-MCOH and s/n 7335 is unique. The problem is that you only can check the serialnumber on the plane by removing the inspection hatch on the left side just behind the cockpit as the plate with the 'Werk-Nummer' is fixed inside the aircraft. On 30 April 2019, Comco-Ikarus C42B Cyclone D-MADS was seen at Flugplatz Hatten (EDWH) near Oldenburg.

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