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Standard Specification

Airframe, А-22  LS € 18,600
Standard aluminium seats  
Standard doors  
Wing without strut fairings  
Fuselage, standard glazing  
Standard dashboard  
Aileron drooping mechanism  
Trim tab, mechanical  
Engine electric system installation  
Stickers on fuselage  
Wing fuel tanks 2х45=90 l. € 890
Aircraft wheels  6х6,00 with hydraulic system Cheng Shin 15x6.00-6 o.d. 349 mm € 1,080
Fabric covering and primimg € 1,340
Painting: standard monochrome € 1,900
Central stick "Y" control system € 160
Wing strut fairings € 240
Non standard dashboard € 90
Carburator heating box € 420
Luggage container € 100
Cigarette lighter € 40
Battery main switch € 50
Cradles for transportation € 220
Rotax-912 ULS 100 hp € 15,200
Engine installation € 540
Parking brake, hydraulic € 90
3-blades composite propeller with a spinner € 810
Strobes lights € 480
  € 42,250

Optional Enhancements

Airframe, А-22  LS  
Standard aluminium seats  
Standard doors  
Wing without strut fairings  
Fuselage, standard glazing  
Standard dashboard  
Aileron drooping mechanism  
Trim tab, mechanical  
Engine electric system installation  
Stickers on fuselage  
Wing fuel tanks 2х57=114 l. € 990
Aircraft wheels  5х6,00 with hydraulic system € 1,080
Aircraft wheels  6х6,00 with hydraulic system Air Trac 15x6.00-6 o.d. 371 мм € 1,560
Aircraft wheels  8х6,00 with hydraulic system € 1,460
Painting: 2 colours € 2,900
Painting: metallic grey € 3,300
Painting: metallic blue € 3,600
Yoke control system € 950
Plastic ceiling panel € 340
Warmth-keeping partition € 340
Fuselage: Aluminium skin with windows € 120
Wheels spats, a set € 300
Mud guards € 120
Titan skis € 2,700
Trim tab, electrical € 320
Two handles for electrical trim tab € 260
Cockpit heating € 260
Cables and bracket for safety system installation € 260
Key locks on doors € 70
Rotax-912 iS € 19,800
Engine installation € 1,100
Exhaust system € 820
Welding the exhaust temp probe nuts to the exhaust  pipes € 70
FLYdat + sensors installation € 1,060
MGL E-1+ cylinder head temperature sensors € 390
Dynon 180D with compass and gauges + installation (equipment by  agreement) € 4,200
Taсhometer Road XIF 4.0008.03 € 150
Cooling liquid tempr. analog indicator € 140
Oil temperature analog indicator € 140
Oil press analog indicator € 140
ASI BK-240 (240 km) € 175
ASI BK-3 (160 mph 140 knots) € 175
VSI BC-10-1B (10 m/c) € 190
VSI BC-2A (2000 ft/min) € 190
Altimeter BG-6-2 (6,000m Mbar) € 360
Altimeter BG-3E (20,000ft Mbar) € 360
Compass CM-13 € 80
Dynon EFIS-D6 € 1,800
Slip indicator € 50
Filser ATR 833-2K-LCD radio, installation, headsets connectors (other radio and price are  on  
demand) € 1,800
Cables and bracket for radio installation, antenna wiring € 220
Antenna € 50
Cockpit cloth covering € 220
Magnum safety system 601 S-LSA + its installation € 3,500
Towing clutch installation € 900
Aeroprakt A22

Foxbat A22LS /// Overview

The A22LS - flagship of the Aeroprakt range.

Without a doubt the flagship of the Aeroprakt aircraft; The A22LS is produced with standard oversize main gear tyres, retaining the original slightly smaller nose wheel. The aircraft comes with two options of controls, the central mounted Y stick, or twin yoke controls as found on most general aviation light aircraft. The A22LS has proven itself globally as a safe, professionally build, sturdy and rugged aircraft. It’s flight envelope which combines a good cruising speed as well as a very low stall speed is extraordinary and perfectly suited to operations including surveying, air photography, anti poaching patrols and wildlife monitoring. The A22 has an exemplary record as the ideal recreational and training aircraft with its stability, forgiving flight envelope and un-cramped cabin comfort. The A22LS legally and safely carries payloads of 200kgs and easily gets into and out of the smallest unprepared strips.

An extremely pilot friendly, versatile and “strap it onto your back” type of aircraft that does everything you ask of it in a smooth and responsive manner. The A22 is a rugged yet easy to handle airplane combining short field take off with a comfortable 90+ knot cruise speed, retaining its performance carrying full loads at high density altitude.

General information and history

The prototype A22 was conceived on the drawing board of Antonov Design Bureau engineer, Yuri Yakovlev, purely as an easy-to-fly 450kg LSA with very good pilot/passenger comfort and versatile all-round performance. The type first flew during 1996 and it was clear from the very beginning that pilots of moderate ability would be able to operate the A22 in safety from the typically short microlight airstrips found in the UK and the rest of Europe. This is an aircraft purposely designed for the new LSA category rather than a plane from another class trying to squeeze itself in. Yuri originally dubbed his new design "Shark," likely because of the distinctive fin. In Germany the plane has achieved certification to the demanding BFU-95 requirement but is known simply as the A22. In USA they call it the "Valor." In Britain, Australia and South Africa ,with a respectful nod to its country of origin, it is called the "Foxbat." But what's in a name? The A22 is a superbly engineered aircraft with no aerodynamic vices.

The riveted monocoque airframe is of Alclad aluminium with fabric-covered wings and control surfaces. Standard engine is now the 100hp Rotax 912-S although the Rotax 912is is also an option.
Like all A22's our South African demo plane retains adequate control response in all three axes at speeds slower than 28Kts yet it can cruise at over 90Kts on 17 liters of MOGAS per hour, with a range of 450 Nm. The cockpit is very roomy with plenty of luggage space and excellent visibility. Those qualities make the Foxbat the right alternative for pilots moving on from 390-kg microlight types but who still wish to carry on using their Club airstrips with confidence. This plane will also appeal to pilots switching to the LSA category from what might be described as a more "formal" background in heavier aircraft. Either way, the A22 will easily bridge the gap between GA aerodromes and microlight airfields.

The Aeroprakt A-22 Foxbat is a Ukrainian two-seat, high-wing, tricycle gear  aircraft manufactured by Aeroprakt.
The Aeroprakt A-22 is supplied either as "ready-to-fly" factory built aircraft, or as a kit, consisting of 152 pieces. The kit can be built in about 500 man-hours.

The A-22's structure is almost completely all-metal with only the engine cowling, wing fillets and wheel spats being made of composites. The wings and control surfaces are fabric/dope covered. The aircraft has excellent visibility, due to the large amount of glazing, including convex doors that allow the occupants to look straight down. The A-22 uses a 3-axis control system, giving the pilot full control over the aircraft. The A-22 uses flaperons in place of ailerons and flaps, giving a stall speed of 52Kmh (28Kt) with the flaperons fully down.

Features that make the Foxbat a first choice:

(VSTOL) A very short take-off and landing aircraft
Landing and taking off at slower speeds quickly means that you are able to safely operate from smaller airfields, there is less wear on the engine and landing gear, less risk of propeller strikes from loose stones and a great safety margin for emergency landings.

The cabin is roomy, even for large pilots
The A22 has one of the largest cabins in its class. The extra room eliminates that cramped feeling, sitting shoulder to shoulder, the controls are easier to access and the un-cramped feeling makes for more comfortable and safer flight.

The visibility from the cabin is extraordinary, unique to the A22
Combining the very large windshield with fully glazed, bubble doors all the way to the floor, as well as the rear-glazed fuselage, makes for supreme visibility. No more need to remove the doors on cold winter mornings and no pilot fatigue from constant noise and prop blast. This combination of performance and visibility makes for superb all round visibility if you are in the circuit, touring or surveying. The door glazing allows you to observe straight down without banking and an unobstructed view for miles ahead. Tall pilots wont get a sore neck from trying to duck down constantly to look under the wing in flight.

The foxbat’s control handling is perfectly balanced and safe
In the stall there is no wing drop, in fact stalling with or without flaps is a non -event. At lower speeds the controls remain light and effective while at high speed they firm up becoming stable and relaxed to handle. Side-slip performance with or without flaps is legendary.

The foxbat is an all-metal airframe
This construction provides for increased safety and durability. An all-metal airframe has improved impact resistant qualities protecting occupants in the event of an accident. Correctly sealed and cleaned, metal structures are more resistant to UV and the external environment ensuring longer life.

Access to the cabin is pilot friendly
No more contorting and balancing acts to climb over controls and maneuver your self in and out of the aircraft. The centrally placed control stick makes getting into and out of the aircraft as easy as can be.

Performance & Dimensions

General characteristics

  1. Crew: 1 pilot
  2. Capacity: 1 passenger
  3. Length: 6.23m
  4. Wingspan: 9.55m
  5. Height: 2.48m
  6. Main gear track: 1.71m
  7. Cabin width at elbows: 1.29m
  8. Operational load limits: +4G to -2G
  9. Tested at 650 Kg to: +6G to -3G
  10. Wing area: 13.70 m2
  11. Empty weight: 260 – 310 Kgs
  12. Max. takeoff weight:  (land plane) 600 Kgs (including fuel)
  13. Fuel capacity: 114 Lts – 112 Lts useable
  14. Cruise endurance: (912 ULS) 5.5 hours
  15. Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 912ULS flat-4 engine, (100 hp)

(At 600 Kg MTOW: ISA standard)

  1. Maximum speed: 110 knots
  2. VNE (Never exceed speed): 120 Kts
  3. Cruise Tas: 50 – 100 Kts
  4. Cruise speed, economy: 90 Kts
  5. Stall speed (Tas): 28 knots (landing configuration)
  6. Range: 450 – 500 Nm still air
  7. Take off roll: under 100m
  8. Take off to 50’ obstacle height: 300m
  9. Landing roll: up to 100m
  10. Landing from 50’ obstacle height: 300m
  11. Novice/expert crosswind limit: 11/22Kts
  12. Flap limit speed: 83Kts
  13. Manouvering speed: 90Kts
  14. Service ceiling: 10,000 feet
  15. Rate of climb: 1200 fpm at 57 Kts

Standard Specifications

Factory standard A22LS aircraft include the following:


  • 2 by 57 liter wing fuel tanks (Total 112 liters useable)
  • 15 by 6.00/6 stearable nose wheel and tyre
  • 6.00 by 6 oversize main wheels and tyres
  • LED landing light/wing tip strobes/NAV lights
  • Key locking removable clear Perspex doors
  • Metal fuselage sides
  • Nose landing light
  • Single color paint finish- yellow, white, red or blue


  • 2-Position adjustable seats
  • 2 rotating adjustable air vents
  • Cabin heater
  • Zipper fastened luggage container
  • Panel 12v power supply


  • Centre Y control stick with PTT buttons, trim and rear brake lever.
  • Electric elevator trim
  • Mechanical flaps
  • Steerable nose wheel
  • Hydraulic brakes with parking brake


  • VHF 760 dual watch radio
  • Battery cut out switch
  • Analogue ASI (Knots), Altimeter (Feet/Mb),VSI (Fpm)
  • Slip ball
  • Magnetic compass
  • RPM with engine running hours
  • Analogue CHT, oil temp, oil pressure
  • 2 wing tank fuel quantity gauges


  • Rotax 912 ULS 100Hp engine
  • Dual electronic ignition
  • Carburettor heat box
  • Electric starter
  • Oil bypass thermostat
  • kievProp 3 blade on ground adjustable propeller with metal leading edges


  • Tie down kit, fuel tester cup, pitot tube cover
  • Control lock
  • Calibrated fuel tank dip stick


  • Shipping to South Africa
  • All port/customs charges and insurance
  • Assembly, inspection.
  • Approving test flight, trimming
  • LSA and SACAA/RAASA registration
  • Build number, certificate of registration and airworthiness and flight authorization SACAA
  • Pilot Operating Manual
  • Engine Operating Manual
  • Maintenance Manuals and Schedules
  • Weight and balance certificate
  • 100 hour/1 year factory airframe warranty
  • 200 hour/18 months engine warranty


  • A22LS Performance and Dimensions
  • A22LS Aircraft Options and Prices
  • Aeroprakt model comparison
  • Instrumentation and avionic panel designs

Service and Maintenance

Your new Aeroprakt aircraft will be delivered to you with a comprehensive Maintenance manual which details all service intervals and describes service requirements. The Rotax engine has its own detailed manual, including log Books, a CD-ROM maintenance manual as well as a separate propeller manual

Pre-flight inspections are the benchmark of any good aviators preparation. Correct maintenance starts with effective pre-flight checks, backed by regular and scheduled maintenance. Your Foxbat is powered by a liquid Cooled Rotax 912 series engine. It is always wise to ensure all hoses and Connections are secure before flight with no leaks.

As with a pre-flight, a post flight inspection should become habit. At the end of your flying day it is a good time to inspect the engine while it is still hot for any signs of impending problems.


Your new Aeroprakt aircraft and Rotax engine must have a mandatory service at 25 hours, this includes oil and oil filter change. The next service will be due at 50 hours and 100 hours.
Rotax engine spares and parts are best secured directly through Rotax South Africa. Although we at Foxbat SA keep a small stock of the more common wear items, the turn around time on most orders for specific parts is ten days.

General maintenance

The Rotax 912 series engine has an enviable reputation for safety and reliability. Although hundreds of thousands of hours are safely flown globally there is no compromise when it comes to maintenance and reliability must never be taken for granted in aviation. By registering your Rotax engine serial number with the Rotax owner website……??? you will automatically
receive any service bulletins that effect your engine via email.

Apart from the mandatory pre and post flight checks and regular maintenance there are a few other steps that you should incorporate into your routine, which all help to keep your engine operating as reliably as possible:

  • Follow and stick to the engine operating manual
  • Always warm the oil to 30c prior to taxi
  • Warm the oil to 50c before any engine run up
  • During long descents at continued idle, warm the engine every 1000 ft

Or every minute with at least 30 seconds of power.

  • In any conditions, if the oil temp will can not remain in the yellow arc

Consider fitting an oil thermostat.

  • If the variation in coolant temperature is erratic, consider using a

Waterless coolant. (NOT for use in newer 912/912IS)

  • Clean and change the spark plugs regularly as per the Rotax manual
  • Keep the carburetors dynamically balanced, check every 200 hours
  • Try to maintain 4800 to 5000 Rpm in the cruise since Rotax engines

Operate best in this range.

Aeroprakt aircraft are produced with three different types of propellers:

  • KievProp: composite with brass leading edge inserts
  • WarpDrive: carbon fiber with nickel leading edge additions (Taper

Or broad blade edition)

  • Bolly: carbon fiber with Kevlar leading edge inserts.

Looking after your propeller, a few tips.

  • Ensure all three blades are pitched exactly the same. The slightest

Variation will cause vibration which will eventually damage the Exhaust Systems and gearbox.

  • Smooth over and repair any stone induced damage to the blades

Or replace a blade if the damage is on limits

  • On loose gravel and dirt strips apply power slowly while lifting the

Nose as soon as possible. This will minimize stone damage.

  • Frequently flying in rain will erode the blades inner edges and backs


  • Keep your propeller clean.