The first two production customer aircraft come off the assembly line and are now prepped to depart Scoda Aeronautica and arrive in Ormond Beach in March 2024. See them at Sun-N-Fun. The new 2024 SUPER PETREL XP is very different from the original LS version of the aircraft. It is the culmination of two decades from the professional and passionate team at Scoda Aeronautica in Ipeuna Brazil, providing their best engineering and manufacturing expertise to create this extraordinary light sport amphibian aircraft. The new Super Petrel XP is the absolute best in the Light Sport Amphibious Industry. Every piece of this new design has been meticulously engineered, for strength, effectiveness, and performance while the incomparable safety record inherited from its predecessor remains untouched. This new design is available with the Rotax 915iS 141 hp engine. Serial number S0420 is the 16th production XP aircraft and will be available in the Spring of 2025. The first two XP aircraft will arrive in Ormond Beach in January 2024. Demo flights in N405XP will begin in March 2024. Schedule your visit and demo flights now.
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The longer hull enhances hydrodynamic efficiency, therefore water takeoff and landings at the new maximum allowable gross weight of 1430 pounds (650 kg) for both water and land is easier than ever. The new full composite tapered set of wings makes the SUPER PETREL XP even more efficient and stable. Additionally, the newly engineered air-foil with carbon fiber strut fairings along with the built-in landing lights, adds elegance to this bi-plane configuration.
State of the art nose and main wheels with larger tires improve the SUPER PETREL XP operational ability on unprepared fields such as grass, soft sand or rocky beaches. The electrically actuated / hydraulic operated landing gear retracting system is designed for ease of operation, low maintenance and simplicity, elimination of cables, arms and pulleys results in a 50% reduction of moving parts. Finally, and most importantly, the new streamlined fuselage with a one-piece canopy provides unparalleled visibility.