The New Rookie is a great achievement based on the old design. We are amazed how little it took to make something good so much better!
A serious facelift for the front end and a stretch of the fuselage overall made room for a pair of canards. And these really make a difference in slow flight. Accompanied by the thrust vectoring there is no physical limit of what the New Rookie can do. It outperforms its rivals with authority and takes the lead of the delta type sport jets available today.
We increased the prefabrication by cutting the gear openings, installing the rudder servo mounts and the wing retaining bolts for you. And to make the little work left most convenient for you, we have increased the cockpit opening so that there is lots of space to work in. The huge bottom hatch for engine installation and maintenance has been taken over from the old design.
Of course, all the well known features of the old Rookie are state of the art in the new one:
- Very wide speed range
- Perfect slow flight characteristics
- Up to 220 mph (350 km/h) safe maximum speed
- Extremely controllable in any speed
- Highest efficiency by vector controlled steering
- Handles rough and short fields as well
- Almost ready to fly prefabrication
- Flawlessly painted in the molds
- All hardware included
- Retracts, wheels+brakes, engines available
- A readily assembled Kevlar Fuel Cell is as well available as an Economy Fuel Cell Kit!
he canards improve especially the slow flight characteristics. They also improve the take-off rotation. They are so efficient on our EuroSport that we have decided to add them to the Rookie as well. We simply followed our customers’ requests.
The new Rookie has taken over the large bottom hatch, which gives access to the engine bay. On top of that, the New Rookie has received a large canopy frame with clear canopy, which more than doubled the cockpit opening. So building the New Rookie is as enjoyable as flying it.
The included hardware is not to beat in completeness. From CNC-milled servo trays and mounts over CNC milled phenolic control horns up to finished and length-adjusted linkages we did not forget anything to make building the Rookie as enjoyable as flying it. The 2-axis Vector-Thrust-Tube is as well included.
We increased the prefabrication by several steps:
- Rudder Servo Mounts installed
- Canard axles and bearings installed
- Wing mounting bolts installed
- Gear cutouts done
- Engine hatch cut out/hinged
- And many more details