The Eagle Aircraft 150b is an Australian designed two-seat single-engine composite material training and touring aircraft, with unusually three lifting surfaces, canard, mainplane and horizontal stabiliser. The aircraft was designed and originally built by Eagle Aircraft Pty Ltd but is now manufactured in Malaysia by Composites Technology Research Malaysia.
Design & development
The Eagle 150B is a development of the Eagle X-TS and conceived by West Australian inventors Neil Graham and his father Deryck Graham. Graham Swannell and John Roncz were then engaged to design an aircraft to meet then JAR VLA requirements and demonstrate minimal stall characteristics. The first aircraft (designated Eagle 150A) was first flown in March 1988 and certified in November 1996. The aircraft demonstrated very docile stall characteristics, rapid roll rates, 120 knot cruise speeds and crisp handling. After 15 aircraft were built at Fremantle the Eagle 150B was introduced. The manufacturing rights are now owned by the Malaysian Company Composites Technology Research Malaysia.
Eagle ARV System (UAV)
A development of the aircraft as a UAV has been designated the Eagle ARV System. The first system of three aircraft and a ground station has been purchased by the Malaysian government.
Designers: Graham Swannell; Arthur Derrick; John Roncz; Graham Bray in 1987.
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