Dancer IV ultralight aircraft (TL12)

Designed by Bruce Johnson

0.08 displacement ton open-topped needle airframe; 219 kg; Cr 4004
1.12 kL open-topped needle airframe (3.9 m long x 54 cm wide x 54 cm high, wingspan 4.8 m); Structure: 79.1 kg of light composite, rated for 1.0Gs, body 0.010 cm thick, 1 armour rating
50.0 kW TL12 Fusion Plus power plant; Fuel: 156 mL of enriched water (156 g), 10 hours supply
Propulsion System: 18.0 kW aircraft with STOL capability; Maximum Speed: 158 km/h; Take-Off Speed: 17 km/h; Runway Length: 6 m; Take-Off Time: 2 seconds; Range: 1575 km; Agility: +1DM (0.2G)
Crew roster: pilot; 1 crew station
Regional Radio (10 W, TL12, SmVcl)
No sensors installed.

This is a high tech ultralight. With removeable wings, it's easily stowed in a scout craft hangar area to give small, cheap transport and surveillance. A popular recreational vehicle for those who long for the 'good 'ol days' in a time of grav craft.

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