The Zigolo is unique in that it not only may be flown like a classic ultralight in smooth dawn or evening patrol conditions but also performs well as a motor-glider and can float in thermalling conditions. Two aircraft in one!
The AVIAD Zigolo MG12 is an SSDR motor glider designed and manufactured in Italy offering an alternative flying experience.
It has slow flight characteristics plus a short landing and takeoff distance of 50 meters. This is a new departure in the form of a minimal three axis SSDR Motor Glider perfectly suited for fun flying.
The AVIAD Zigolo MG12 is specifically designed for simple construction and low cost of ownership, it has a traditional tubular frame structure and simple bonded fabric covering thus providing a very robust design.
It incorporates several additional novel design features, a forward pilot cockpit protected by the fuselage frame work and providing an exceptionally wide field of view for improved airmanship.
The rear mounted pusher engine with propeller and the fuel tank are also contained within the airframe offering further protection.
The joy stick mounted engine throttle control further simplifies the aircraft’s flight controls enabling additional tasks to be achieved by the pilot in flight.