New to the U.S., the Merlin PSA, an affordable high-performance single-seat Personal Sport Aircraft, is an all-aluminum aircraft with a cantilevered wing, 120 mph cruise speed, plenty of cabin and luggage space, all for under $35,000. This includes the builders’ assistance program in Florida.
The Merlin PSA is available now as a quick-build E-AB (Experimental Amateur-Built, “51% Rule”) aircraft. It is a modern design, created on 3D CAD/CAM equipment, resulting in easy-to-build matched-hole assemblies that require no fixtures, so build time is measured in days rather than months or years. Builders can enjoy a couple of weeks at the Builders’ Center in Florida and fly their new Merlin PSA.
The Merlin PSA fits inside the LSA weight and performance box, so it can be flown with only a “Sport Pilot” license; there is no FAA medical required to pilot the Merlin as an LSA.
Also available for the Merlin is matching amphibious floats for under $10k.
The Merlin PSA was first introduced at the AERO 2009 show in Germany. Sales are now escalating with deregulation in the UK and with the budget-challenging prices of 2-seat LSA in the USA. This is the right time to introduce this machine to the States.
Both tailwheel and tricycle-gear configuration are available. Plus 3 choices of power: The 2-stroke Rotax is available now and a 4-stroke aircraft engine coming in January plus a full electric Merlin is in the latter stages of development.
The Merlin PSA and her all new 800 amphibious floats will be officially introduced at the
US Sport Aviation show at Sebring beginning the 20th of January. For more information visit www.aeromarine-lsa.com