OVERVIEW – SLING 2
The Sling 2 was built for heroic adventure. Her 2009 maiden voyage flew Sling Aircraft founders Mike Blyth and James Pitman Around-The-World (ATW). A 40-day, 45,000 km journey that included 22-hour legs of the severest of weather conditions. Her aluminium airframe makes for ease and consistency of construction, while offering proven strength and a longer lifespan than most composite rivals.
Designed to be a perfectly balanced aircraft, the Sling 2 is a sexy looker that would out-perform other aircraft in its class while being highly economical and fun to fly.
Being a stressed-skin, semi-monocoque aircraft, the Sling 2 is made to precise standards from aviation grade aluminium, punched using CNC machines. Rugged aluminium lines, combined with cutting-edge tech advances, ensure that the Sling looks the way an aircraft should and flies even better.
“A dream-aircraft to fly! From the moment I took delivery of my Sling 2, I was in love. Nimble, fast, comfortable for long journeys and unbelievably forgiving. My Sling has taken me to Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Malawi, Madagascar and all over South Africa – I could not be more proud of this proudly South African aircraft.”
Marc C. Trollip (Owner)
SLING 2 EXTERIOR
Design the exterior of your Sling Aircraft to your liking.
Turn your Sling into your personalised dream aircraft using our numerous standard or complex paint scheme and vinyl design options. In addition, Sling Aircraft uses LEDs for all exterior lighting. Not only do these use less energy and generate less heat, they are exceptionally bright and allow for sharply defined beams. Effortlessly elegant, superbly appointed and finished with a forensic eye.
SLING 2 INTERIOR
A truly first-class travel experience.
Sublime and beautifully appointed, the Sling 2’s interior features executive two seat comfort. Enveloped in authentic leather and lavish carpeting, the Sling 2 stands out with an elegance that adds a touch of class to aircraft interiors. Available in four colour palettes: Cast Iron, Red Velvet, Indigo Sky and Cloud Burst with stitching, piping and panelling in complementary colours.
POWERPLANT AND PROPELLER
Your Sling 2 is powered by a Rotax 912 / 914 and is available as a 912 ULS, 912 iS or 914 UL.
A 100 hp Rotax 912 ULS offers a time between overhauls of 2,000 hrs and is the best power to weight ratio in its class. Alternatively, the Rotax 912 iS offers all the well-known advantages of the Rotax 4-stroke engine series as well as additional features which will ultimately enhance the flying and ownership experience of pilots. A 115 hp turbo charged Rotax 914 UL on the other hand, offers more performance at high altitudes while delivering lower weight engines.
When powered by the Rotax 912 ULS / iS, the Sling 2 is fitted with a Warp Drive 3 Blade Ground Adjustable propeller. These propellers are more affordable and lighter in weight and when compared to a fixed pitch propeller. Ground-adjustable propellers mean that pitch changes can be made on the ground to optimise the aircraft for current payload and flying conditions. However, when powered by the Rotax 914 UL, your Sling 2 is fitted with an Airmaster 3 Blade Constant Speed propeller. Variable-pitch propellers automatically change its blade pitch in order to maintain a chosen rotational speed. As a result, this operation perfectly suits modern engines, particularly the turbo charged variety.
“A very nicely integrated control panel throughout.”
– Dan Johnson (Sport Aviation Magazine)
Excellent instrumentation options make for a unique and state-of-the-art flying experience at a fraction of the cost of our certified competitors. Full integrated EFIS with autopilot, radio and transponder with 2020-compliant ADS-B is available with live weather and traffic alerts in the cockpit.
We have standardised on Garmin instruments throughout. Most importantly, they are modern, reliable and you can get the backup you need no matter where you are in the world.
Designed from the ground up with a native touchscreen interface, the Garmin 10” G3X Touch flight display is the smartest, most advanced large-format flight displays Garmin has ever designed specifically for LSA and amateur-built aircraft. As a result, the integration and versatility provided by the G3X Touch make it the ideal panel
layout for your Sling Aircraft.
Backup instruments as standard are 3 1/8” analogue instruments for airspeed and altitude. Falcon equivalent airspeed indicators have been one of the most chosen flight instruments by kit plane builders and sport pilots. There are many great advantages: excellent slow speed characteristics; very progressive increments; variety of ranges; light weight; short length; affordable price; and reliability. All airspeed indicators are housed in an aluminum case and all parts are made with metal.
Specifically designed for light sport aircraft, the GTR 200 combines powerful Comm capabilities with advanced workload-reducing features formerly only found in high-end certified systems. Its slim 1.35” tall design allows you to make the most of limited space in your panel while 10 W of transmit power helps ensure solid communications between you and ATC or other aircraft in your vicinity. Information displays on the large, sunlight-readable display. Brightness levels can adjust automatically to the natural light level in the cockpit, or can be adjusted manually by the pilot.
For nearly 20 years, Garmin has led the development and deployment of various ADS-B projects, and they have optimized their ADS-B solutions for light sport aircraft. Their GTX 35R ADS-B transponder integrates with Garmin G3X and G3XTM Touch to provide you quick, cost-effective and powerful ADS-B “Out” capabilities you can control through your flight display. Although this item does not come standard, it is available as an optional extra.
The Garmin GMC 507 control panel offers a dedicated interface for the GFC 500 autopilot in certified aircraft as well as G3X autopilots in experimental and light sport aircraft. GMC 507 allows pilots to control the advanced features offered by Garmin digital autopilot systems, including advanced autopilot modes such as indicated airspeed hold, independent flight director and third-axis yaw damper (when installed with appropriate servos). Plus, the control wheel integrated into the GMC 507 makes for easier pitch, vertical speed and airspeed adjustments, while separate knobs allow twist-control of heading/track and altitude.
For distress alerts, your Sling Aircraft is fitted with the standard frequency of the 406-MHz E-04 ACK ELT. This internationally-regulated mobile radiocommunication service aids in search and rescue operations to detect and locate aircraft. The ELT model, which includes 250 knot whip antenna does not come standard, however it is available as an optional extra.