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 engine and is available as a 912 ULS or 912 iS.

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.

When powered by the Rotax 912 ULS / iS, the Sling 2 is fitted with a Warp Drive 3 Blade Ground Adjustable propeller. Ground-adjustable propellers mean that pitch changes can be made on the ground to optimise the aircraft for current payload and flying conditions.

AVIONICS

“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.

INSTRUMENTATION OPTIONS

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.

Instrumentation - Garmin G3X Touch - TAF

GARMIN EFIS

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

Designed by Garmin’s “Team X” engineering group specifically for the light sport aircraft markets, the G5 electronic flight instrument delivers exceptional performance, reliability and ease of installation as an all-in-one backup glass cockpit display. By combining visual cues and data readouts once scattered across a myriad of instruments, G5 makes flight information easier to scan so pilots can respond more quickly and intuitively to any inflight situation.

Instrumentation - Garmin Radios - TAF

GARMIN RADIOS

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.

Instrumentation - Garmin Transponder - TAF

GARMIN TRANSPONDERS

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.

GARMIN AUTO PILOTS

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.

Sling Aircraft - 4-Seater TSi 2024 - Rotax 916iS ELT & Bracket

ELT'S

Take to the skies with confidence with the ELT 345. The best selling ARTEX ELT 345 is built to the industry’s most stringent quality management standards to ensure the ELT works the first time, every time. The ARTEX ELT 345 transmits on 406 MHz and 121.5 MHz frequencies while providing position accuracy thanks to the built-in GPS navigational interface.

Specifications and Performance

PERFORMANCE AND ENGINE

912 ULS

912 iS

Manufacturer
Bombardier‐Rotax GmbHBombardier‐Rotax GmbH
Horsepower
100 hp/75 kW100 hp/75 kW
Maximum Allowable Speed (Vne)
135 KIAS | 155 MPH135 KIAS | 155 MPH
Cruise Speed - 9,500 ft AMSL
120 KTAS/138 MPH120 KTAS/138 MPH
Stall Speed - Clean
46 KIAS/53 MPH46 KIAS/53 MPH
Stall Speed - Full Flaps
40 KIAS/46 MPH40 KIAS/46 MPH
Max Demonstrated Crosswind Component
15 KTAS/17 MPH15 KTAS/17 MPH
Takeoff Ground Roll - Concrete
560 ft/170 m560 ft/170 m
Landing Distance - Braked
295 ft/90 m295 ft/90 m
Rate of Climb - Sea Level
700 ft/min700 ft/min
Maximum Operating Altitude
13,000 ft ASL13,000 ft ASL
Endurance
8 Hours10 Hours
Range @ 75% Power with 45 min Reserve
750 nm/1,400 km850 nm/1,600 km
Dimensions
Wingspan
30 ft/9.165 m
Length
21.9 ft/6.675 m
Height
8 ft/2.45 m
Cabin Width
43.8 in/1.11 m
Weights (912 ULS | 912 iS)
Standard Empty Weight
370 kg/390 kg
Maximum Useful Load
330 kg/310 kg
Maximum Takeoff Weight
700 kg/700 kg

STANDARD AND OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT

The Sling 2 includes a host of handy standard features. Interior is all leather upholstered and there are cabin heaters on both sides. Seats are adjustable, as are the pedals. Controls are full-dual – stick, pedals, throttle and brakes. Comfort on the inside is complemented by robust, safety-first design on the outside.

The Sling 2 is made using CNC punched aircraft grade aluminium, main spars are anodised and all aluminium parts alodined against corrosion. Front gear, engine mount and pedals are 4130 steel, while ailerons and elevators have pushrod controls with bearings; indeed all control surface hinges use ball bearings.

Sling Aircraft - Sling 2 Gallery In Flight

RUNNING COSTS

  • Sling Aircraft - Running Costs Sling LSA
    Sling Aircraft - Running Costs Sling LSA

    Sling LSA Running Costs/Hour

    $72
    This is an estimated running cost per hour for a Sling LSA based on maintenance and fuel burn costs.
  • Sling Aircraft - 4-Seater TSi 2024 - Rotax 916iS With Beringer Brakes & MT Propeller
    Sling Aircraft - 4-Seater TSi 2024 - Rotax 916iS With Beringer Brakes & MT Propeller

    Sling TSi Running Costs/Hour

    $60
    This is an estimated running cost per hour for a Sling TSi based on maintenance and fuel burn costs.
  • Sling HW
    Sling HW

    Sling High Wing Running Costs/Hour

    $90
    This is an estimated running cost per hour for a Sling High Wing based on maintenance and fuel burn costs.

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THE SLING 2 IS ALSO AVAILABLE AS A TAILDRAGGER

Ask our Sales Team about the TAILDRAGGER option for this model.

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