This specification covers design and performance requirements for powered parachute aircraft. It also applies to powered parachute aircraft seeking civil aviation authority approval, in the form of flight certificates, flight permits, or other like documentation. Each of the performance requirements shall be met at the maximum takeoff weight and most critical center of gravity (CG) position. To the extent that CG adjustment devices may be adjusted for flight, these components will be evaluated in the least favorable recommended position as it affects either performance or structural strength. All performance requirements apply in and shall be corrected to International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) defined standard atmosphere in still air conditions at sea level. Speeds shall be given in indicated (IAS) and calibrated (CAS) airspeeds in miles per hour (MPH). The wing performance, climb performance, controllability and maneuverability, and reference parameters shall be carefully determined and evaluated. Stability requirements of the aircraft such as longitudinal stability, lateral stability, and directional stability shall be discussed as well. In terms of structural requirements, the load and proof of structure of the aircraft shall be considered.
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1.1 The following requirements apply for the manufacture of powered parachute aircraft. This specification includes design and performance requirements for powered parachute aircraft.
1.2 This specification applies to powered parachute aircraft seeking civil aviation authority approval, in the form of flight certificates, flight permits, or other like documentation.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory requirements prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
F2240 Specification for Manufacturer Quality Assurance Program for Powered Parachute Aircraft
F2241 Specification for Continued Airworthiness System for Powered Parachute Aircraft
F2242 Specification for Production Acceptance Testing System for Powered Parachute Aircraft
F2243 Specification for Required Product Information to be Provided with Powered Parachute Aircraft
light sport aircraft; powered parachute aircraft; special airworthiness certificate; Airworthiness; Design--consumer products/applications; Flight; Light sport airplane (LSA)--specifications; Performance--consumer products; Powered parachute aircraft--specifications; Special airworthiness certificate;
ICS Number Code 97.220.40 (Outdoor and water sports equipment); 49.020 (Aircraft and space vehicles in general)
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