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D-MENI AV Leichtflugzeuge Vagabund - US. NAVY 816 - MLA airfield Dankern near Hare (Ems) in Germany - 18 July 2020 MLA Flugplatz Haren / Dankern

The AV Leichtflugzeuge Vagabund is a standard construction wooden biplane based on the Flugtechnik Herringhausen Vagabund. The Vagabund is a 3-axis two-seat ultralight double-decker, in classic timber construction. The design of the UL-biplane "Vagabund" goes back to 1989. The open cockpit biplane is constructed using the usual materials and working procedures for wooden aircraft. The fuselage is conserved with epoxy resin and covered with polyester fabric. A high-quality lacquer finish gives it a maximum weather protection. The open cockpit biplane has a welded tubular steel chassis with one-guidable roll spur. The wooden-propeller is driven by a 80 hp, lightweight four-stroke, horizontally-opposed aircooled Jabiru 2200 engine. As power plant also the 50 hp Nissan Micra 1200 or the 80 hp Rotax 912 UL version engine can be used. The choise of the engine has its influence on the performance of the aircraft: with the Micra 1200 the cruise speed is 125km/h, with the Rotax 912 125 km/h.

On 18 July 2020, AV Leichtflugzeug Vagabund D-MENI was seen seen at Flugplatz Haren / Dankern in 'US. Navy 816' colors like the Navy' Boeing Stearman bi-planes were painted. Next to the Navy colors, the Vagabund had '0712 Emma 2012' painted at the tail.

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