The next model of the Tecnam P 92 to appear, in 2008, was the P 92 Eaglet model which incorporated some features from the P2004 Bravo. The Eaglet was pitched as a training aircraft and it can also be registered as a Light Sport Aircraft with a higher 600 Kg MAUW. I featured revised wingtips and with a 100 HP Rotax engine the cruise speed at 75% power went up to 116 knots.
We have had six Eaglets registered in New Zealand as follows in their order of registration:
2 (c/n 1128) was registered on 18/11/08 to Neil S Ross of Gore and it was on line with U Fly of Wanaka for a time.
2 on 22/4/21. It is photo'd above at Thames on 29/8/21.
2 (c/n 1479) was registered to WL (Lyall) Hopcroft of Balfour on 17.4.14 and in 2020 he moved to Cromwell with his Eaglet. It is photo'd above arriving at the 2017 RAANZ flyin on 31/7/17.
2 (c/n 1590) was registered to Aircraft and Marine Ltd of Gore (Neil Ross and Ruth Allanson) on 13/5/19, and on 27/8/19 it moved across to Jetboat.Com Ltd of Gore (Neil Ross) who is the current New Zealand Tecnam agent and Neil currently has it as a demonstrator. You can see the the above photo (taken at Te Kowhai on 4/11/19) that it a more modern version which has a slightly revised rear window.
Eaglets are not manufactured any more and have been superceded by the P 92 Echo Mk II so we may not see any more of them.
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