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TG-14A

TG-14A

TG-14A

The TG-14A (AMT-200S Super Ximango) is a conventional two-place side-by-side, retractable gear, low wing, T-tail, motorized glider. Equipped with spoilers, it can simulate the flight characteristics of a glider in aerial maneuvers and in the pattern. It can transition from powered flight to soaring in approximately three seconds. It can also be used for cross-country training because it allows pilots to practice soaring techniques without the risk of an off-field landing.

Features
The TG-14A is one of the world's most common initial soaring trainers. The Grupo Aeromot Aircraft Corporation of Brazil manufactures the AMT-200S Super Ximango (Air Force designation TG-14A). The TG-14A is an all fiberglass/carbon fiber/epoxy resin construction. The propeller has a wood core and is fiberglass covered. It is a variable pitch propeller and can be set to Climb, Cruise or Feathered pitch. The canopy is a one-piece design, allowing for excellent visibility. The instructor sits in the left seat, and the student in the right seat. The cockpit has dual flight controls. The aircraft is equipped with a radio, intercom, and basic flight instruments. Advanced glide computer and a secure GPS Flight recorder are also maintained in each aircraft. Three motorgliders are configured for cross-country and wave flying. They are equipped with oxygen and wing tip extensions for better glide performance. With the power reduced to idle, the TG-14A flies like a TG-10B glider in soaring flight.

Background
The TG-14A was procured from Grupo Aeromot via Ximango USA Corporation in the Fall 2001 and the first delivery was in Sep 2002. The TG-14A replaced the aging TG-7 fleet that has served the Academy well for many years.

General Characteristics
Primary Function: Trainer and Cross-Country platform
Power Plant: Bombadier-ROTAX S4
Thrust: 100 Horse Power at 5800 PRM at Sea Level
Length: 26 ft 6 in
Height: 6 ft 4 in
Wingspan: 57 ft 4 in (58 ft with wing tip extensions)
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 1874 lbs
Max Speed: 132 Knots Indicated
Glide Ratio: 31:1
Ceiling: 20,000 ft MSL
Max Positive G Limit: 5.3 (at maneuvering airspeed)
Max Negative G Limit: 2.65 (at maneuvering airspeed)
Range: 400-500 Nautical Miles
Armament: None
Crew: Two (student pilot and instructor pilot)
Date Deployed: Sep 2002
Inventory: 14