The Flight Design CTLSi is the latest version of the CT optimized for the Light Sport Aircraft rules of the United States. the CTLSi has the following features.
21% lower fuel consumption
Larger amperage alternator
Lighter Li Ion battery
Lower 80 RPM trigger speed for ignition (smooth starts when cold)
Faster engine responsiveness
Greater engine smoothness
New Header Tank and associated plumbing along with a selectable fuel valve
Electric Trim now Standard
One extra gallon of fuel
Heavier motor mount
Relief from carburetor balancing requirement
Perfect start-up and shut-down and idle…just like a car
Cost is $12800 more than CTLS at less than 22 lbs weight increase.
We also now offer the option of the Big 10″ Dynon Skyview panel as well as the new Garmin G3X panel. Both of these exciting new panels give LSA pilots large glass panel displays with capabilities only found in the big jets just a few years ago.
The CTLSi is a step forward with its carbon fiber airframe providing the same strong, light and smooth aerodynamic design of the CTLS.
A standard 7″ Dynon Glass avionics panel in Club configuration, with the latest Garmin avionics allows the use of advanced features like XM weather as well as terrain and moving maps.
In production since 1997 with over 1500 flying worldwide, the CT’s operational flexibility make it popular for basic and advanced flight training. For cross country trips, pilots can fill the standard 34 gallon tanks for an 850NM range at full cruise power providing safe, fast, long distance travel. The CTLS is certified in the United States as a Special Light Sport Aircraft (SLSA) to allow for flight training, lease back and rental uses. The low fuel burn and volume insurance rates make profitable flight school use possible.
The large cabin of the CTLS has a width of 49 inches and can easily accommodate people well over 6 feet tall. The 2-way adjustable seats with lumbar support and extra-wide gull wing cabin doors give easy entrance and a comfortable experience for you and your passenger. The ergonomic arrangement of the dual controls and instruments are optimized for viewing and handling. The engine cowl and large front window provides excellent visibility out the front of the airplane. The large side and top windows provide a great view of your surroundings and add to situational awareness making learning to fly more relaxing and fun.
The CTLS has a normal cruising speed of 115 kts (132 mph) at 75% power giving a maximum range of nearly 1000 miles! The strut-less carbon fiber wing has high-lift slotted flaps for amazing short field capabilities. Due to the strength to weight ratio of carbon fiber, the CTLS fully equipped has a useful load of over 550 lbs. The synergistic combination of all these features make the CTLS perform better than other LSAs for many important performance aspects.
The CTLS has been certified for two international airworthiness standards and was developed by Flight Design’s professional engineering staff with safety utmost in their minds. The structure of the CTLS is over 90% carbon fiber and aramid which provides superior pilot and passenger protection. Four-point safety harnesses, wing located fuel tanks and the standard BRS 1350 parachute system are just a few of the integrated and well thought out safety features of this state-of-the-art aircraft.