|D18 & D19|
Design and development
The original amateur-built category D18 was adapted to comply with the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale microlight rules with the addition of larger flaps and renamed the D185. Both the D18 and D185 feature a cantilever low wing, two seats in a side-by-side enclosed cockpit configuration, fixed conventional landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration.
A tricycle landing gear-equipped version is designated D19 for the amateur-built category and D195 for the microlight category.
All the aircraft in the series are all made with a wooden structure, covered in doped aircraft fabric. The 7.50 m (24.6 ft) span wing employs polyhedral configuration with the outer wing panels exhibiting much greater dihedral. Engines used include the 85 hp (63 kW) Jabiru 2200 four-stroke powerplant as well as Rotax, Limbach Flugmotoren and 58 hp (43 kW) Volkswagen 1600 automotive engines.
- Original design for the amateur-built category.
- Model with tailwheel landing gear and larger flaps for the European microlight category.
- Model with tricycle landing gear for the amateur-built category.
- Model with tricycle landing gear and larger flaps for the European microlight category.
- Crew: one
- Capacity: one passenger
- Wingspan: 7.50 m (24 ft 7 in)
- Wing area: 10.5 m2 (113 sq ft)
- Empty weight: 230 kg (507 lb)
- Gross weight: 450 kg (992 lb)
- Fuel capacity: 65 litres (14 imp gal; 17 US gal)
- Powerplant: 1 × Jabiru 2200 four cylinder, air-cooled, four stroke aircraft engine, 63 kW (85 hp)
- Maximum speed: 235 km/h (146 mph, 127 kn)
- Cruise speed: 220 km/h (140 mph, 120 kn)
- Stall speed: 60 km/h (37 mph, 32 kn)
- Rate of climb: 6 m/s (1,200 ft/min)
- Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 31. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
- Tacke, Willi; Marino Boric; et al: World Directory of Light Aviation 2015-16, page 32. Flying Pages Europe SARL, 2015. ISSN 1368-485X
- Purdy, Don: AeroCrafter - Homebuilt Aircraft Sourcebook, Fifth Edition, page 122. BAI Communications, 15 July 1998. ISBN 0-9636409-4-1