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PH-3X3 LiteFlite Dragonfly C c/n C89 - MLA-airfield Stadskanaal in Holland - 3 May 2008 Ultralight aeroplanes

The LiteFlite Dragonfly C is a single-engine, two-seats-in-tandem, high-wing, strut-braced, open cockpit, three axis ultra light aircraft which has a slow flying speed, is very manoeuvrable and extremely strong. The Dragonfly was developed in the late 1980s specifically as a hang glider tug for use in flatland areas where hang glider flying, which usually relies on hill launches, was not possible. The Dragonfly is constructed from 6061 grade aluminium tubing, is structurally supported by stainless steel wire and has fabric covered wings. The aircraft has been in production by since 1990, first as the Moyes Dragonfly, named for the Australian manufacturer of ultra light aircraft and hang gliding accessories Bill Moyes. The Dragonfly is available as a complete aircraft or as a kit for amateur construction. The original model Dragonfly is powered by a 64 hp (48 kW) Rotax 582 two-stroke powerplan. The Dragonfly C is an improved model powered by a standard 64 hp (48 kW) Rotax 582 two-stroke engine, with the 80 hp (60 kW) Rotax 912UL four-stroke powerplant as optional engine. The Dragonfly and Dragonfly C aircraft has been variously produced by Moyes Microlights, Bailey-Moyes Microlights and currently by LiteFlite of Botany, New South Wales, Australia, all different iterations of the same company. Over 140 Dragonfly aircraft have been manufactured and sold not only in Australia, but was also exported worldwide.

On 9 June 2005, the Liteflite Dragonfly C s/n C89 was registered PH-3X3 in the Netherlands as a Moyes Dragonfly with M.J.M. in 't Groen, Hellevoetsluis. The 2005-built Dragonfly was used for towing hang gliders at MLA-airfield Stadskanaal. The airframe is powered by a Rotax 582 UL DCDI engine. On 7 December 2011, the registered type of the aircraft changed to LiteFlite Dragonfly. On 27 October 2015, registration PH-3X3 was cancelled as sold in Hungary. The Moyes Dragonfly C PH-3X3 was seen at MLA-aerodrome Stadskanaal, on 3 May 2008.

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