Q: How is the Virus 912 different from the Virus SW 80?
问:Virus 912与Virus 80有什么区别?
Virus 912 has a higher aspect-ratio wings, is lighter in construction and meets even the strictest requirements for empty weight! Thanks to the larger wing, this aircraft performs better at high altitudes (FL 130 and above) and offers superior performance over the SW models when it comes to gliding. Ridge soaring and thermalling is very much possible with the Virus 912.
Virus 912有一个更高展弦比的机翼，在结构上更轻，在空机重量上做到了极致。由于机翼变的更大，Virus912在高海拔(FL 130及以上)表现会更加优异，在滑翔性能方面会更加出色。飞Virus912体验山脊滑翔和热力滑翔将会是非常轻松愉悦的体验。
Q: How much difference is there in the speed envelope between the Virus 912 and Virus SW 80/100?
Virus912和Virus SW 80/100 之间速度包线有多大区别?
Slow flying performance and behaviour are the same. The Virus 912 fully conforms with European microlight rules (65 km/h dirty stall) and LSA rules for stall performance (below 45 KCAS in clean configuration). In cruise speed, Virus 912 is typically at 225 km/h (122 kts) while the Virus SW 80 at 246 km/h for the same engine setting of 75%. Virus SW 100 is unconparable due to the larger engine.
低速飞行时的性能和操作基本一样。Virus912完全符合欧洲轻型类飞机规则(全襟翼65公里/小时失速)和轻型运动类飞机规则的失速性能(光洁形态下 低于45 KCAS)。在巡航速度时，在同样75%输出功率下Virus912通常为225公里/小时(122 kts)，而Virussw80为246公里/小时，因为Virus SW 100配备较大引擎，因此没有可比性。
Q: What is the width of the cabin?
110 cm / 43.3 inch
110厘米/ 43.3 英寸
Q: What are the ultimate load factors and the design weight for the Virus SW?
The operational envelope is rated at +4 G, -2 G at 550 kg, which is the design load of the aeroplane. This means that the structure must withstand at least as safety factor of 1.875 more at 550 kgs. This calculates to at least +7.5 G and – 3.75 G at 550 kg! Considering the legal limitation of 472.5 kg the safety factory then become much much larger than what is the industry standard… With Pipistrel, safety is never compromised!
550公斤全重时操作载荷包线为+4 G， – 2g，此为飞机的设计载荷限制。这意味着在550公斤时 该结构必须承受至少1.875倍的设计载荷，最终得到 +7.5 G和- 3.75 G(550公斤) 因为考虑到472.5 kg的法律限制，可以看出Pipistrel设计标准远高于行业标准!
Q: What is the weight / fuel consumption penalty for the nose wheel version?
前三点式版本将会增加多少重量 和 燃油消耗？
The nose wheel version presents an addition of 8.8 kg (16 lbs) in empty weight and increases the fuel flow by 1.5 lph (0.4 gph) at cruise speed.
前三点式机型空载重量将增加8.8 kg(16磅)，巡航速度时增加1.5 lph (0.4 gph)的燃料消耗。
Q: Is there a parking brake?
The parking brake is available as an option together with Beringer high performance tyres and wheel brakes.
Q: What is the typical baggage allowance?
Baggage space is the solid luggage compartment behind the seats, which is easily accesible. Baggage allowance varies upon the level of equipment, etc. and can be calculated for each individual aircraft using the formulas in Flight manual and Maintenence manual, Section Weight and Balance.
However, typical values for the Virus 912 are 28 kgs (62 lbs) for aircraft without the rescue system and 14 kgs (30 lbs) when the rescue system is installed on board.
对于没有降落伞救生系统的飞机来说， Virus 912的行李标准是28公斤(62磅)，对于配备救生系统设备的飞机，行李标准为14公斤(30磅)。
Q: Is there a side luggage-access door?
The Side luggage access door is available as an option and provides easy and direct access to the solid luggage container from the outside. It features a lock so all your items inside will be safe. For much larger objects, the access to the luggage compartment is through the cabin – the seats fold in seconds and this provides a large opening and additional access to the luggage compartment.
Q: Can you fly without the door for aerial photography?
Yes. You can remove one door completely, whereas the other door must be in place, closed and locked. With this configuration there are no extra airspeed restrictions, however the maximum recommended airspeed is 230 km/h (125 kts). Removing the door is a simple and quick procedure and only requires two safety pins to be removed.
Q: What is the time needed to dismount the wings?
The wings are easily assembled and dismounted, shoud this be required. All control connections are self-fitting, so one must only connect the fuel lines with the provided click-on connectors and the system resembles the assembly system of modern gliders. All together it never takes more than 15 minutes, with experience even 5 minutes will be enough!
Q: Can I do aerobatics, spins in the Virus 912?
The design basis of the Virus 912 follow the strictest EASA CS-22, CS-VLA and LTF-UL (sections) certification standards, as well as their FAA FAR counterparts. Virus 912 is a high-performance airplane and not suitable for aerobatics, despite the +4 G, -2 G allowable loads. Pipistrel cannot prevent people doing aerobatic maneuvers in the SW, but we do not approve it – the reason is in aerodynamics. The Virus 912 has so little drag that it picks up speed MUCH quicker than other aircraft. This can be dangerous in aerobatic maneuvers (also spins, which are completely recoverable) and an average pilot can very quickly overstress the airframe because of airspeed. The aircraft can reach 270 km/h (145 kts) in a dive in a matter of seconds!
该Virus 912的设计遵循最严格的EASA CS-22、CS-VLA和LTF-UL(sections)认证标准，以及FAA FAR副本。Virus912是一款高性能飞机，并不适合做特技飞行，尽管拥有+4 G， -2 G允许载荷。但 Pipistrel无法限制人们在SW版本中进行特技飞行，但我们不鼓励这么做，原因是在空气动力方面。Virus912的阻力很小，所以它比其他飞机更容易加速。这在特技飞行中是很危险的(包括自旋，其完全可以改出)，这架飞机会在短短几秒钟内俯冲加速到270公里/小时(145 节)! 大多飞行员会因为过快速度而容易过度操控飞机使飞机过载。
Q: What paint is used on the exterior?
The paint used is a special acrylic based pigment, which is applied already during the molding process. Pipistrel aeroplanes are not after-painted like most other aeroplanes – instead, paint is applied onto/into the structure while moding. This makes the paint much more durable and resistant to UV light and environmental contaminants. Recommendations for care and cleaning of the aircraft can be found in the Flight manual and Maintenence manual, section Handling and Maintenence, chapter Keeping your aircraft in perfect shape.
Q: Is the leather upholstery offered as optional equipment true leather? What colours are available?
Yes, we use 100% genuine NAPA leather with Bovine texture in choice of colors which are published on our website (see Gallery). The customer can choose the color of the seats and surrounding upholstery (side carpets, firewall, instrument panel pockets etc) separately. Up to two different colors per aircraft can be selected, for example: Red seats with Vanilla interior: