Safety is our priority!
The VL3 is certified and tested in collaboration with the Czech Aerospace Institute. The VL3 was successfully tested to ultimate loads up to +15G’s and -8G’s.
Regarding flutter the VL3 is free of it until 460 km/h. However due to our rescue system (parachute) our VNE is limited to 305 km/h. The rescue system can be activated until 305 km/h. Nevertheless the VL3 was tested in flight at much higher speeds.
The maximum speed in gusts is limited to 235 km/h because safety is our priority. At 235 km/h IAS we have still a safety margin of 300%. That means that if you will fly at 235 km/h IAS in a gust of +15 m/s you will stress the plane with +5G’s. As we have ultimate loading of +15G’s you have a huge safety margin. Our philosophy is to protect the pilot as much as possible by applying general aviation safety coefficients of 2,25 at least.
To increase safety the VL3 can be equipped with a TCAS (Traffic alert and Collision Avoidance). When an other traffic will be in your vicinity you will receive a visual and audio alert to your EFIS and headset.
Also an ELT ( Emergency locator transmitter) can be installed in case of emergency landing SAR services will find you quickly.
Level function in auto pilot Garmin. If you loose control of your plane you can push the level function and your VL3 will go to level position automatically.
AOA . An Angle of Attack indicator will give you a warning if you approach the critical angle of attack before stalling.
For all the control lines we use only certified aviation bolts. For lamination of your VL3 we use only certified resin. All the electrical installation is aviation certified material : cables, antenna, radio, transponder and more.
The VL3 has type certificates in The Czech Republic, Germany, Belgium, France, Norway, Portugal, Poland, The Baltic States, South Africa, USA, Italy, Slovakia, Turkey, Hungary and Romania. VL3 is eligible to be registered in Canada. New type certificates are in process for Israel, Australia, New Zealand and Spain.
The parachute system is designed to protect occupants in the event of an emergency by lowering the aircraft to the ground after deployment.
In the event of an in-flight emergency, pulling the red handle deploys a solid-fuel rocket out a hatch that covers the compartment where the parachute is stored.
As the rocket carries the parachute rearward from the front of the aircraft, the embedded airplane harness straps release from the fuselage.