Super Petrel is an amphibian ultralight, strong, light
and safe having the best performance in its category. Besides being
beautiful and elegant, it shows incomparable flight quality,
providing docile and precise maneuvering in all speed ranges and
curves. This is an excellent option for those who want the pleasure
to fly with safety and at low costs.
On water, Super Petrel
provides safe operation, and is strong to absorb impacts from wavy
waters and some wastes on water surface. The hull and fuselage
shapes were optimized, with more frontal surface. The lower wing
works as water sprays deflectors, preserving the propeller
Versatility: Being aircraft easy to
handle both in Land and Water operations, many of our customers were
led to switch from their older ultralights to Paturi. Thatís why
theyíre also preferred by those looking forward to having their
first aircraft. Itís capable of land and water take off and landing
operations in short distances.
Safety: The maintenance
program and the EDRA-provided practical and theoretical training for
pilots added to the high quality construction of all aircraft made
by us contribute to keep a very impressive safety record
Costs: Regarding performance, PATURI aircraft very much
resemble the small single engine light aircraft, but when coming to
operation costs Paturiís are lower as experimental aircraft offering
an advantageous cost/benefit relationship.
Comfort: Most ultralights have little space
to spare, and are hardly comfortable. Super Petrel aircraft are
provided with larger cockpits and a nice interior that can be
closed. Two people can be accommodated comfortably and carry two
hand bags or approximately 100 lbs of load.
Excellent Range: With the auxiliary fuel
tank, the Petrel can reach 850 Km Range. Ideal aircraft both for
leisure and business travels.
Performance: With a speed cruise from 140
km/h and 160 km/h (depending on the motor power). Super Petrel can
surpass the expected speed for the aircraft category. The control
surfaces are balanced and shaped to bring safety and efficiency, for
maneuvering at all speed ranges.
Petrel may be sold in two ways:
As a Kit: It includes all
materials and instructions so that an amateur builder can assemble
the aircraft. Customer will buy the engine and accessories when it
best suits him rather than spending money at one time. And he can
have the pleasure to fly the aircraft built by himself !
fly: The aircraft are ordered by the customer, who will choose the
accessories, engine and painting.
Pow options for Super
Rotax 582, 2 stroke, 65 hp;
Rotax 912, 4 stroke,
Propeller options are:
Arplast Ground adjustable
pitch GWAP 175;
Super Petrel is a development from Petrelís earlier
design, after many important changes and improvements were
done. The more significant improvements are described
Solutions: Lowering of 70 mm on the rudder pedals,
making the legs positioning more comfortable. The instrument
panel was repositioned near to the occupants, for easy access
Rudder cable passing under the floor with no
interference, and cleaning the cockpit aesthetically.
cable for the nose gear, and pulley and cables for the main landing
gear, providing less strength and more precision to retract
New wheels and brakes system, beautiful, efficient, silent
and easy maintenance;
Structural modification, eliminating the
central beam, where could be installed a luggage receptacle, for
about 100 liters. The structural triangle added has the upper edge
ready to install the Ballistic Parachute.
Wings secured by bolts,
nuts and safety locks, providing more resistance to wear and
Motor Power Solutions: Engine installed
upside down in a semi-dynafocal mount, smooth and free of vibration.
The lifetime of the engine and the structure is
Electric and manual engine start, for
Aerodynamic Solutions: Engine and traction
line lowered, make the aircraft more aerodynamically clean, and
reducing the nose down momentum, providing less horizontal
stabilizer incidence. It reduces the drag, and provides better
efficiency in take offs, landings and cruise besides reducing fuel
wings (washout), providing smooth and non tending
Rigid Leading Edges, providing the profile
stabilization when high loads are applied.
pontoons, under the wings, providing best airflow under the
Winglets on the wing tip, providing lower induced
drag and better lift, aspect ratio and directional
ailerons with new hinge system and kinematics. New cable and rod
system makes easier and precise the travel and control. The central
bellcranck was moved to the aft pylon wall, leaving space (about 35
lts), ideal for some luggage, ballistic parachute or more
To improve the tail assembly strenght, the tailboom is
now bolted and bonded.
All these solutions turned Super
Petrel into an excellent alternative for those who want the pleasure
to fly, and do so with safety and at low costs.
:::::::: Customer Statement.
"Dear Mr. Scoda ,
The kitset arrived
here yesterday morning. The whole
freight operation went
smoothly with no significant delays or problems,
thorough packing job done at your end paid off with no
any parts at all.
I was /very
/pleasantly surprised as I began unloading the container. I
had read the Paturi manual, and was expecting to spend
fibreglassing parts together (eg fuselage
bulkheads, chine join, wing
ailerons etc.) but all that is done! The
virtually finished except for covering,
painting and final assembly!
All of the really
critical work which affects wing geometry, like
positioning of wing attachments and the fitting of
struts, you have done
supplied a much more complete set of equipment than I was
(a) full engine
installation kit (incl. rubber mounts, throttle & choke
systems, radiator mounts, elec. fuel pump, fuel filter
& fittings)- I
had ordered, I thought, a only bare
(b) instruments & electrical
components- I wasnt expecting these either,
that you only supplied these with a fully built
There are many design details which I am
very pleased to see. I especially like the twin aileron
teleflex cables, having experienced an aileron failure in
flight on a microlight, due to the failure of a teleflex
cable - the guide tube on one end
became detached from
its base, preventing any "push" action. Also the composite
skins on the ailerons- I have seen the plywood ones twisted
warping. There are really quite a large
number of differences from the
original Petrel, some
major, as of course you would know, so I will
myself and not continue here, other than to say that I am
pleased indeed with the considerable development
work that has obviously
been done on the
Quality of construction: Overall good.
As I was unpacking parts, some
stood out - The leading
edge skins on the top wing are really
with the many carefully placed pieces of foam core
stiffening between the ribs, while keeping the skin thin
over the ribs
themselves. Its almost a pity to cover it
up. The fuselage is very
free of any
waviness, even over bulkheads, with a good gelcoat,
the internal work has been tidily finished,
either with peel ply or
sanding. The light weight
of the tailboom/rudder assembly is a credit
to both the
designer and builders. The many metal fittings show
workmanship- a lot of them look as if they have been
cut on a C.N.C.
machine, with very accurate profiles and
hole placement. I had wondered
how the main lift struts
were connected to the tubular spar in the top
the answer was not disappointing!
So you can
see then that I am very pleased. You have given me a much
better deal than I was expecting.
the Super Petrel proves to be commercially successful for
firm. It certainly deserves to be, I am more
convinced than ever that it
is the best microlight
amphibian currently available, except possibly
Paturi if one requires the higher payload.