SLING HIGH WING - OVERVIEW

Sling High Wing - the newest addition to the iconic range of Sling Aircraft.

Featuring all the great Sling handling characteristics combined with the inherent stability of the classic high wing design. Added to this, all the latest modern-day design safety features, including ballistic parachute recovery system, low workload Garmin glass cockpit, efficient and powerful 160 hp Rotax 916 iS turbocharged powerplant and MT Hydraulic Constant Speed Propeller.

The extra-large cabin features wide, easy access doors, superb four-seat ergonomics and best-in-class comfort and quality. The removable rear seats increase the already generous baggage area providing for a great utility platform.

An outstanding four-seat high-performance aircraft which will happily cruise long distances at 144 knots or take you and your family to your favourite backcountry destination. Available in tricycle and taildragger variants.

“The Sling High Wing design sets a new standard for Sling Aircraft. It is the culmination of many years’ experience in the design, manufacture and production of the successful range of Sling Aircraft.

We have always used the best materials wherever possible in our aircraft and this is particularly true with the Sling High Wing. For the first time we have a substantial portion of the aircraft, being the centre fuselage, produced in composite fibre. This has allowed us to design an aerodynamic aircraft which is beautifully shaped, light and extremely strong.”
Mike Blyth (Sling Aircraft Director)

SLING HIGH WING EXTERIOR

Design the exterior of your Sling Aircraft to your liking

Effortlessly elegant, superbly finished with a forensic eye. You can turn your Sling into your personalised dream aircraft using our numerous standard or complex paint scheme and vinyl design options and in addition Sling Aircraft uses LEDs for all exterior lighting. Not only do these use less energy and generate less heat, but they are also exceptionally bright and allow for sharply defined beams.

SLING HIGH WING INTERIOR

A truly first-class travel experience.

The latest addition to the iconic range of Sling Aircraft combines the great handling characteristics that you have come to expect from Sling, together with the inherent stability of the classic high-wing design. The extra-large cabin features wide, easy-access doors, superb four-seat ergonomics and best-in-class comfort and quality. The electric seats as well as the pedals can be adjusted with ease and a luggage extension accommodates longer cargo items such as skis, golf clubs and surfing equipment. Comfort on the inside is complemented by a robust, occupant safety-first design on the outside.

A truly first-class travel experience, the Sling High Wing's elegantly crafted interior showcases executive four-seat comfort. Using only genuine leather and lavish carpeting, the Sling High Wing 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 & PROPELLER

Your Sling High Wing is powered by a 160 hp turbocharged fuel-injected Rotax 916 iS.

Based on the proven concept of the Rotax 912 and 915 engine series, the Rotax 916 iS engine offers increased power, the best power-to-weight ratio in its class, full take-off power up to 15,000 feet (4,572 m) and a service ceiling of 18,000 feet (5,486 m).

Your Sling High Wing is fitted with an MT Hydraulic Constant Speed Propeller. This propeller automatically adjusts its blade pitch angle, allowing it to maintain a constant RPM. This operation perfectly suits modern engines, particularly the turbocharged fuel-injected variety.

AVIONICS

Excellent instrumentation options make for a unique and state-of-the-art flying experience, at a fraction of the cost of our certified competitors.

We have standardised on Garmin instruments throughout. They are modern, reliable and you can get the support you need no matter where you are in the world. The advanced configuration of the Garmin 10” G3X touch EFIS and backup Garmin G5 electronic flight display delivers exceptional performance, reliability and peace of mind. The Sling High Wing's standard avionics package includes radio, autopilot system with control panel, transponder, multifunction system interface and Bluetooth audio panel. Garmin’s highly respected user-friendly interface places an abundance of information at your fingertips whilst providing unparalleled capabilities.

BRS Parachutes

Ground extraction test procedures confirm the ability of a rocket to successfully extract a packed parachute out of an aircraft. Ever wonder what this looks like?

In a continued effort to ensure safety in our aircraft, Sling Aircraft and BRS Aerospace have collaborated to integrate their whole aircraft parachute rescue systems in Sling High Wing aircraft models, providing peace of mind to thousands of pilots, passengers and their families.

The BRS parachute system is deployed in life threatening situations by a rocket to slow the aircraft in the airstream and then lower it and occupants to the ground in a measured descent. The parachute and solid propellant ballistic rocket assembly are enclosed in a canister mounted inside the fuselage that is activated manually or automatically.

INSTRUMENTATION OPTIONS

We have standardised on Garmin instruments throughout. They are modern, reliable and you can get the backup you need no matter where you are in the world.

The full range of Garmin EFIS’ (Both PFD & MFD), GPS navigators, NAV COM radios and transponders (ADSB in/out, Traffic, Weather & SiriusXM) are available as optional extras to upgrade to your instrumentation requirements.

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.  The integration and versatility provided by the G3X Touch make it the ideal panel layout for your Sling Aircraft.

Garmin G5 Backup Instruments

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

Designed specifically 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 with brightness levels that 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. The 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.

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 & Performance

PERFORMANCE & ENGINE

916 iS

Manufacturer
Bombardier‐Rotax GmbH
Horsepower
160 hp/119 kW (Turbo)
Maximum Allowable Speed (Vne)
155 KIAS/178 MPH
Cruise Speed - 9,500 ft AMSL
144 KTAS/166 MPH
Stall Speed - Clean
55 KIAS/63 MPH
Stall Speed - Full Flaps
51 KIAS/58 MPH
Max Demonstrated Crosswind Component
15 KTAS/17 MPH
Takeoff Ground Roll - Concrete
722 ft/220 m
Landing Distance - Braked
590 ft/180 m
Rate of Climb - Sea Level
980 ft/min
Maximum Operating Altitude
18,000 ft ASL
 Endurance
7.5 Hours
Range @ 75% Power with 45 min Reserve
850 nm/1,600 km
Dimensions
Wingspan
31.3 ft/9.54 m
Length
23.6 ft/7.193 m
Height
8.6 ft/2.62 m
Cabin Width
46 in/1.17 m
Weights
Standard Empty Weight
635 kg
Maximum Useful Load
415 kg
Maximum Takeoff Weight (VLA)
1,050 kg

STANDARD & OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT

The Sling High Wing includes a host of handy standard features. Interior is leather upholstered with an option of full leather, the carpets are soundproofed and a cabin heating and ventilation system. Seats are adjustable, as are the pedals, a luggage extension to accommodate longer cargo items such as skis, golf clubs and surfing equipment. Comfort on the inside is complemented by a robust, occupant safety-first design on the outside.

RUNNING COSTS

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

    Sling LSA Running Costs/Hour

    $56
    This is an estimated running cost per hour for a Sling LSA based on maintenance and fuel burn costs.
  • Sling 2
    Sling 2

    Sling 2 Running Costs/Hour

    $56
    This is an estimated running cost per hour for a Sling 2 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

    $65
    This is an estimated running cost per hour for a Sling TSi based on maintenance and fuel burn costs.

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POWERED BY A 160 HP TURBO FUEL INJECTED ROTAX 916 IS

The Sling High Wing is also available as a TAILDRAGGER.

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