The single-seater Comco-Ikarus Fox D is an example for the simplicity and suitability of the first generation
micro-light aircraft. The manufacturer of the Sherpa, Comco GmbH, was originally specialised
in the production of special machinery. In 1976, Comco began making hang gliders, of which
under the name Ikarus over 2000 were built. The single-seat Sherpa I was the first motorised Ikarus
micro-light aircraft and entered serial production in 1982. In 1983, the single-seater Sherpa I was replaced
in production by the Fox D, an open single-seater constructed out of alu-tube covered with sailcloth.
The nose of the plane is made out of glassfibre composite as used by the 2-seater Sherpa II. The prop of the
Fox D is driven by a Göbler-Hirth F263 engine. Comco-Ikarus Fox D-MMHI was photographed at the MLA-airfield Haren-Dankern