Europa XS Monowheel Overview
The Monowheel was the first model of the Europa Classic in 1995. With a single retractable wheel in the centre of the fuselage and retractable outriggers on each wing the overall drag of the aircraft is minimised and therefore you have the advantage of high speed with excellent fuel economy.
While the central main wheel is common to the gliding fraternity the Monowheel may be unfamiliar to some pilots. This configuration has ground handling characteristics and a taxiing position different from aircraft with tricycle undercarriages. As such people with gliding or “Tail Dragger” experience may find the conversion to the Monowheel easier
The XS Monowheel can be supplied with a number of different engines, although we recommend those from Rotax. The Rotax engines currently range from 80 HP through to 115 HP. The latter unit being turbocharged.