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Savannah ‘S’

Africa’s favourite aircraft. Boundless opportunities. Lightweight, amazing manouverability, very short take offs and landings.
The perfect bush aricraft.

Savannah-s

General Information

The Savannah has CAA Type acceptance in South Africa and has passed the stringent UK BCARS regulations.

All metal construction- built for Africa.

136 Savannah aircraft in Southern Africa and over 2500 sold worldwide.

The very short take-off and landing capabilities as well as the ability to fly low and slow make the Savannah aircraft a popular choice for bush pilots.

The Savannah, has in the past, won the Best in Class for both the Kit and Ready to Fly categories which was judged on best value for money.

Unsurpassed build quality in a CAA approved production facility.

Highly experienced build staff driven by passion for aviation.

Available in taildragger and tricycle undercarriage configuration.

Detailed Specs

STRUCTURE

Details

The Savannah Aircraft model ‘S’ is a monoplane type, with two side-by-side seats, fitted with a high wing supported by struts.

All metal structure with load resisting panels.

High lift NACA 650-18 modified airfoil with Junkers type flaperon (aileron + flap) with manual or electrical (optional) control.

Trim with electrical control on the elevator and with manual control on the rudder.

Wing fuel tanks with 36 litres capacity in each wing. The tanks are connected and flow into a collection sump placed in the fuselage. A single drain valve at the bottom of the fuselage is provided for fuel sampling.

COCKPIT

Details
  • The two large removable lateral doors allow easy independent access to the cabin. Ideal for aerial photography.
  • The cockpit is insulated, has upholstery covered seats and a fitted carpet.
  • Doors are fully transparent allowing good visibility.
  • The cabin arrangement features two canvas or upholstery covered side-by-side seats.
  • The luggage compartment situated behind the seats is accessible during the flight and can hold up to 45 lbs (20 kilograms).
  • The cabin’s ventilation is provided by rotating air scoops on the doors. A dynamic air scoop intended to extract the cabin air is fitted at the top of the baggage compartment.
  • Heating system can be orientated on feet or on windshield with control on the dashboard.
  • Cabin light.

STANDARD INSTRUMENTS

Details
  • Air speed indicator, 3 1/8” with coloured arcs.

  • Altimeter, 3 1/8” with setting window.

  • Vertical speed indicator, 3 1/8”.

  • Magnetic Compass

  • Slip and skid indicator

  • Tachometer

  • Fuel pressure

  • Oil pressure

  • Oil temperature

  • Hour meter

  • Voltmeter

  • External temperature indicator + airbox (for Rotax 912 ULS only)

  • Water temperature for front left engine head.

  • Water temperature for back right engine head.

SPECIFICATIONS

Details
  • Length – 6.60 m
  • Vmax (5500 rpm) 115 mph
  • Height – 2.58 m
  • Vcruise (5000 rpm) – 100 mph
  • Wing Span – 9.00m
  • Vso (Stall – Flaps extended) – 30 mph
  • Wing Cord – 1.43m
  • Vne – 143 mph
  • Wing Surface Area – 12.84 m²
  • Climb Rate – 1100 ft/min
  • Aspect Ratio – 6.3:1
  • Glide Ratio – 11:1
  • Cabin Width – 1.09 m
  • Consumption (5000 rpm) – 18 l/hr
  • Empty Mass – 300 kg
  • Useful mass 300 kg
  • Endurance – 4.5hr
  • (Long range tanks 8h)
  • MTOW – 600 kg
  • Take off distance – 35m MSL
  • Landing distance 50m MSL
  • Range (to empty) – 470 miles
  • (Long range tanks 900 miles)
  • Fuel Capacity – 80 litres
  • Long range tank option – 152 litres
  • Max operating Altitude – 14000 ft
  • Structural load – (tested) – +6g / -4g
  • Cross wind limitation – 30 mph

SPECIFICATIONS READY TO FLY

Details

PROPELLER – 3 blade Durandal E-PROP composite with built in leading edge protection – 2000hrs TBO OR DUC Swirl – 3 blade carbon fibre

ENGINE – Rotax 912 ULS 100 hp with mechanical and backup electric fuel pumps and dual ignition. OR Rotax 912IS – 100hp Fuel Injected

STANDARD INSTRUMENT PANEL – Airspeed indicator, Vertical speed indicator, magnetic compass, skid and slip indicator, tachometer, fuel pressure, oil pressure, oil temperature, hour meter, volt meter, external and airbox temperature, 2 x water temperature for left and right cylinder heads, 2 x throttle control, choke and carb heat.

RADIO – Dittle KRT2

RUBBER BOOTS FOR PANEL SWITCHES.

GLOVE BOX AND AUX POWER POINT.

CONTROL COLUMN – Centre Y stick with Ray Allen G101 stick grip (PTT button only)

RUDDER PEDALS – Both sides with toe brakes on pilot side only.

FLAP CONTROL – Manual with half and full flap settings.

ELEVATOR TRIM – Electric elevator trim operated via toggle on panel.

THROTTLE FRICTION – Wicks A820

INTERIOR – Charcoal upholstered with black floor carpets and black upholstered high-density foam seats.

EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR PRIME AND PAINT – Spray painted with exterior primer, painted with a standard

two-tone design.

SEAT BELTS – Lap and shoulder harness both seats.

LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT – Extended luggage compartment behind seats with 20 kg capacity.

BAGGAGE NET – Keeps bags securely in the baggage compartment.

DOORS – Gull wing type with snap vents in the windows.

TYRES & TUBES – Air Track Tyre 6.00-6 6 PR Certified.

FUEL TANKS – 36 L tank in each wing with locking caps with 8 L accumulator behind the seat for total of 80 L

(4.5 H endurance).

ROOF – Aluminium.

LIGHTS – LED landing light on left wing and interior cabin light.

DECAL – Standard vinyl registration markings and

Savannah-S on wing tips.

SPECIFICATIONS NON-STANDARD

Details
  • Transponder + antenna

UPGRADES/OPTIONAL EXTRAS

  • MGL Electronic Flight Information System
  • Auto Pilot servos
  • Dual Brakes
  • Park Brake
  • Dual Controls
  • G205 Stick grips (5 switch)
  • Electric flaps.
  • Custom paint and decals
  • Long-range fuel tanks
  • Dual LED landing lights for night operation.
  • Wing tip strobes
  • Tail strobe
  • Standard panel with Forward Windows.
  • Centre console for ground radio.

ROTAX 912

ROTAX 912is

DESCRIPTION

  • 4-cylinder.
  • 4-stroke liquid/air-cooled engine with opposed cylinders.
  • Dry sump forced lubrication with separate oil tank, automatic adjustment by hydraulic valve tappet.
  • 2 carburetors.
  • Mechanical fuel pump.
  • Dual-electronic ignition.
  • Electric starter.
  • Propeller speed reduction unit.
  • Air intake system.

 

PERFORMANCE

73.5 Kw @ 5800rpm.

Torque – 128 nm @ 5100 rpm.

Max Rpm – 5800.

Bore – 81 mm.

Stroke – 61mm 

Displacement  – 1351cm3 

Weight – 69.4 kg-Engine with prop speed reduction unit.

Overload clutch, Exhaust system, external alternator, engine suspension frame, air guide hood, and oil cooler.

Fuel – min. MON 85 RON 95* min. AKI.

DESCRIPTION

  • 4-cylinder.
  • 4-stroke liquid/air-cooled engine with opposed cylinders.
  • Dry sump forced lubrication with separate oil tank, automatic adjustment by hydraulic valve tappet.
  • Fuel Injected.
  • Dual-electronic ignition.
  • Electric starter.
  • Propeller speed reduction unit.
  • Air intake system.

 

 

PERFORMANCE

73.5 Kw @ 5800rpm.

Torque – 128 nm @ 5100 rpm.

Max Rpm – 5800.

Bore – 84 mm.

Stroke – 61mm 

Displacement  – 1352cm3 

Weight – 63.6 kg-Engine with prop speed reduction unit.

Overload clutch, Exhaust system, external alternator, engine suspension frame, air guide hood, and oil cooler.

Fuel – min. MON 85 RON 95* min. AKI.