REACH FOR THE SKY
Crossover Ultralight Aircraft
Reach for the sky
Designing an entirely new aircraft is an extremely complex and thrilling undertaking, it requires very advanced styling and engineering skills so we were very pleased by this challenge - to fulfil a man's vision to fly. To meet the requirements for this aircraft, each gram was important. So, due to its impressive weight/resistance ratio, fuselage, aerodynamic surfaces and some other components are made of carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) .
The Crossover was born out of one of our client’s desire to fully develop an ultra-light aircraft from the ground up. We were responsible to run from the conceptual phase, styling and CAD modelling right up to the aerodynamics, FEA, mechanical engineering, moulds and construction consultancy.
The design was inspired by an academic project from the 70’s called the “FS29”. The project was too advanced for the technology available at the time, so it remained at the prototype stage at that time. Meanwhile, with this new challenge, that one proved to be a perfect starting point. The Crossover draws specifically from the wing system, which had a custom designed wing span morphing.