Designed by INFINITY Aerospace , the Infinity 1 High Performance Quick Build Kit Canard Sport Aircraft offers one of the largest cockpits in its class, with 80 cubic feet of interior passenger volume. Headroom is 36.0 inches in the front and 35.0 inches in the rear seats.
At only $39,995.00, the Infinity 1 pre-preg and vacuum bag High Performance Quick Build Kit comes equipped with ALL airframe parts and hardware; wings, winglets and canard come complete in primer paint, pre-molded bulkheads and ribs, fuselage and strakes (top and bottom) pre-molded in primer, as well as antennas, conduits and heat ducts installed. This means the basic VFR Infinity 1 can be completed in only 600+ hours!
The Infinity 1 also sports two of the most innovative designs in canard aviation. An electro-hydraulic retractable tricycle oleo strut landing gear comes standard with all Infinity 1 Quick Build Kits. Boasting a 46 degree Turn-Over Angle (TOA), the oleo retract gear design has been drop tested at 2200 lbs. per FAR’s, and is U.S. and Canadian FAA approved. A steerable oleo nose strut with Lamb size tire also is standard. This nose strut is designed to retract on deck and set the aircraft on it’s nose for easy ingress and egress for both the pilot and passenger.
Current design options for the Infinity 1 include mounted baggage pods and pylons. These pods and pylons provide an additional 5+ cubic feet of cargo space. Added to the standard 20 cubic feet in the strakes and cockpit, this gives the Infinity 1 well over 25 cubic feet of baggage area.
If you’re looking for the best in aviation products, continue looking to INFINITY Aerospace . Behind our name lies a philosophy of maintaining an international viewpoint, and remaining dedicated to supplying aviation products of the highest quality, yet at a reasonable price for worldwide customer satisfaction.
The final prototype is complete except for the Big Buck items — the instrument panel, and the firewall aft.
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Infinity 1 pages updated 08/19/2015 by JD
600 to 1,000+ hour construction time for a basic VFR plane
Includes ALL airframe parts and hardware for the Quick Build Kit — YES, the Retractable Landing Gear, and MATCO wheels, brakes & parking brake, and Michelin Air Tires & Leak Proof Tubes, ARE included ( engine, avionics, instruments, radios, prop, paint and 2 wing Pylons with 2 Pods are extra ).
Wings, winglets, canard, fuselage and strake come to you complete in primer paint — including installed antennas — you just install flight controls, and paint the aircraft.
The steerable oleo nose strut with 11.5″ diameter Lamb type and size tire ( looks like a scaled down 5.00 x 5 tire ), retracts electro-hydraulically on deck ( separate from the main gear ) and sets the aircraft on it’s nose for really easy ingress and egress for the pilot and passenger(s) ( simply step into the cockpit like an Indy car ), and for VERY stable parking in high winds because of the low TOA.
Fuselage and strakes arrive to you as a top and bottom pre-molded tub in primer paint, wire and plumbing conduits, and heat ducts, are already installed in fuselage walls and floor. Just install pre-molded bulkheads, baffles, ribs, completed instrument panel, and Firewall aft. Then paint to complete aircraft.
Basic VFR, basic IFR, and custom instrument panels will be available.
Electro-hydraulic retractable tricycle oleo strut landing gear with steerable oleo nose strut, 46 degree Turn-Over Angle (TOA), already drop tested at 2,200 lbs. per FAR’s with the tanks full of water, U.S. and Canadian FAA approved.
Electro-hydraulically operated large speed brake ;
Electro-hydraulically operated single piece canopy opens aft ala F-16 — AND, you can NOT forget to latch it (Safety Feature) ;
Full span “split-flap” type rudders, also helps as speed brakes.
Hard Points built into the wings for customizable Pods and Pylons for golf clubs, skis, Zuni Rockets, AMRAM, Anti-Personnel Mines, Napalm, Electronic Warfare (EW) Pods, any kind of electronics pods, most any kind of ordinance, plumbing for external fuel, and/or extra baggage, and pod removes separately from pylon ; i.e. — pylons can be capped and left on the wings when pods are removed.
Configuration can be varied ( i.e. — split F-4 Phantom style; to the side Coffin Style; forward in 1 piece like the glider boys do; split so that the front half goes forward and the aft half goes aft, but the aft half must close first because the front half closes over the aft half’s front lip — another Safety Feature ).
Recovery System for entire aircraft.
( JD’s goal is to design an entirely new, inexpensive, fast to build, Quick Build Kit Canard Sport Aircraft with tricycle oleo strut retractable main landing gear, and with steerable retractable oleo nose strut, that will cruise 250+ mph on 210 HP @ 75% power at 10,000 ft., carry 2 people his size ( JD is 6′ 6″ tall ), carry 2 sets of golf clubs and baggage, fly 4+ hrs. and get 20+ mpg, and be able to land on grass and dirt runways — as you can see, we think we are in there !) [ No, it will not be sold as a Plans Built Aircraft — sorry. ]
|Top Speed @ 100% Power ( TIO-360/210 HP, @ Sea Level, IAS )||272 mph|
|Max Range @ 55% Power ( TIO-360/210 HP, 10,000 ft., TAS )||247 mph|
|Cruise @ 75% Power ( TIO-360/210 HP, 10,000 ft., TAS )||274 mph|
|Range @ 75%-55% Power ( TIO-360/210 HP, 10,000 ft., TAS )||1,459 – 1,993 sm|
|Fuel Consumption @ 75%-55% Power ( TIO-360/210 HP, 10,000 ft., TAS )||14.4 – 8.7 gph|
|Miles per gallon @ 75%-55% Power ( TIO-360/210 HP, 10,000 ft., TAS )||20.84 – 28.47 mpg|
|Cruise @ 75% Power ( TIO-360/210 HP, 25,000 ft., TAS )||323 mph|
|Top Speed @ 100% Power ( 3.3 ltr. Subaru/260 HP, @ Sea Level, IAS )||292 mph|
|Max Range @ 55% Power ( 3.3 ltr. Subaru/260 HP, 10,000 ft., TAS )||265 mph|
|Cruise @ 75% Power ( 3.3 ltr. Subaru/260 HP, 10,000 ft., TAS )||294 mph|
|Range @ 75%-55% Power ( 3.3 ltr. Subaru/260 HP, 10,000 ft, TAS )||1,455 – 2,047 sm|
|Fuel Consumption @ 75%-55% Power ( 3.3 ltr. Subaru/260 HP, 10,000 ft, TAS )||14.1 – 9.1 gph|
|Miles per gallon @ 75%-55% Power ( 3.3 ltr. Subaru/260 HP, 10,000 ft, TAS )||20.78 – 29.24 mpg|
|Cruise @ 75% Power ( 3.3 ltr. Subaru/260 HP, 25,000 ft., TAS )||347 mph|
|Top Speed @ 100% Power ( 3.3 ltr. turbo’d Subaru/350 HP,@ Sea Level, IAS )||323 mph|
|Max Range @ 55% Power ( 3.3 ltr. turbo’d Subaru/350 HP, 10,000 ft., TAS )||292 mph|
|Cruise @ 75% Power ( 3.3 ltr. turbo’d Subaru/350 HP, 10,000 ft., TAS )||324 mph|
|Range @ 75%-55% Power ( 3.3 ltr. turbo’d Subaru/350 HP, 10,000 ft, TAS )||1,193 – 1,679 sm|
|Fuel Consumption @ 75%-55% Power ( 3.3 ltr. turbo’d Subaru/350 HP, 10,000 ft, TAS )||19.0 – 12.2 gph|
|Miles per gallon @ 75%-55% Power ( 3.3 ltr. turbo’d Subaru/350 HP, 10,000 ft, TAS )||17.05 – 23.98 mpg|
|Cruise @ 75% Power ( 3.3 ltr. Subaru/260 HP, 25,000 ft., TAS )||383 mph|
|Velocity, Never Exceed (Vne) IAS||400 knts / 460 mph|
|Glide Ratio ( with all 3 gear UP and prop feathered )||17.5 : 1|
|Glide distance in calm winds from 10,000 feet AGL
( with all 3 gear UP and prop feathered )
|33+ SM / 28+ NM|
|Service Ceiling||30,000+ ft.|
|Data Points||1,170 lbs. ( SL – 10K )||2,000 lbs. ( SL – 10K )|
|Climb Speed||69 – 81 mph||91 – 106 mph|
|Rate Of Climb ( fpm )||3,600||2,000 – 1,900|
|Climb Angle||36 – 30 deg.||14 – 12 deg.|
|Engine Out Glide Speed||95 – 110 mph||124 – 144 mph|
|Canard Stall Speed||50 – 58 mph||65 – 76 mph|
|Take-Off & Landing Performance with 210 hp Lycoming||1,170 lbs. @ SL||2,000 lbs. @ SL||2,000 lbs. @ 5K ft.|
|T/O Ground Roll||560 ft.||949 ft.||1,205 ft.|
|T/O Over 50′ Obstacle||700 ft.||1,387 ft.||1,706 ft.|
|Landing Ground Roll||550 ft.||930 ft.|
|Landing Over 50′ Obstacle||1,200 ft.||1,745 ft.|
Gross Weight 2,000 lbs.
Empty Weight 900 lbs.
Useful Load 1,100 lbs.
Wing Loading ( for 2,000 lb. GW ) 15.893 lbs./sq. ft.
Power Loading ( TIO-360 Lyc./210 HP ) 9.524 lbs./HP
Fuel ( internal ) 420 lbs. ( 70.00 gal. of gas )
MT Propeller’s constant speed 3 blade prop ;
OR Hoffman Propeller’s constant speed 3 blade prop ;
OR Cato Propellers’ wood 3 blade fixed pitch prop
[ POC: Craig Catto at email@example.com ; or call him at (209) 754-3553 ] ;
OR Performance Propeller’s 3 blade fixed pitch prop ;
OR Your choice: but 3 blades are ONLY what’s recommended.
Wheel Base 99.50 in.
Wheel Tread 116.76 in.
Turn-Over Angle (TOA) is only 46 degree’s [ unlike any other canard aircraft, the
only one that is rough terrain capable ! ]
IO-390 to IO-405 220 to 250 HP Lycoming / Superior
OR TIO-360 210 HP Lycoming
OR 3.3 ltr., 6 cyl., 350+ HP Turbocharged SVX Subaru
OR 3.3 ltr., 6 cyl., 260 HP stock SVX Subaru
OR 213 to 225 HP, 4 cyl. Subaru
OR 235 HP, 6 cyl. Continental
OR 240 HP, 6 cyl. Franklin
OR 250 to 350 HP 13B Rotary
OR 350+ HP 20B Rotary
OR 250 to 400 HP Turbo Prop
OR 770 lb. to 1,000 lb. thrust Williams Turbo Fan Jet Engine , or Pratt & Whitney Turbo Fan Jet Engine
OR Twin 500 lb. or single 1,000 lb. thrust Turbo Fan Jet Engines from Lyons Aircraft (615) 604-3854
OR The new diesel engines that are in work / coming out
OR Your Choice: but minimum HP is 200, and maximum engine weight is 400 lbs.
Baggage Pods & Pylons — mounted in wing hard points, pod is removable
from pylon so that different size pods can be used to accommodate golf clubs,
fishing rods, skis, more fuel, fold up scooters, EW, APM, etc.
5+ cu. ft, depending on pod size.
Strakes via front and rear cockpit 20 cu. ft.
Wing Span 26.83 ft.
Wing Area 112.12 sq. ft.
Canard Span 12.50 ft.
Canard Area 13.72 sq. ft.
Total Canard & Wing Area 125.84 sq. ft.
Overall Length 212.16 in.
Overall Height 92.40 in.
Cockpit Width: Front 27.00 in.
Rear 24.00 in.
Cockpit Height: Front 36.00 in.
Rear 35.00 in.
Cockpit Length: Front 78.00 in.
Rear 62.00 in.
Seats 2, or 3 ( 2 smaller people in the rear seat )
770 to 1,000 lb. Thrust Turbo Fan Jet Engines ; or, 250 to 450 HP Turbo Props
250 to 350 HP Mazda 13B & and 20B Wankel / Rotary Engines
US and foreign Government Interests — UAV, jet trainer, and as a
manned and / or un-manned attack reconnaissance aircraft. We’ve done
6 DARPA / Pentagon briefings at their request. Call any afternoon M-F CA time for details.
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