The Flugtechnik Herringhausen Vagabund is a 3-axis two-seat ultralight double-decker, in classic
timber construction. The design of the UL-biplane "Vagabund" goes back
to 1989. The open cockpit biplane is constructed using the usual
materials and working procedures for wooden aircraft. The fuselage is
conserved with epoxy resin and covered with polyester fabric. A
high-quality lacquer finish gives it a maximum weather protection. The
open cockpit biplane has a welded tubular steel chassis with
one-guidable roll spur. The wooden-propeller is driven by a 80 hp,
lightweight four-stroke, horizontally-opposed aircooled Jabiru 2200
engine. As power plant also the 50 hp Nissan Micra 1200 or the 80 hp
Rotax 912 UL version engine can be used. The choise of the engine has
its influence on the performance of the aircraft: with the Micra 1200
the cruise speed is 125km/h, with the Rotax 912 125 km/h.
On 10 September 2006, the 2001-built Flugtechnik Herringhausen Vagabund D-MVRK was photographed at Ultraleicht Flugplatz Dankern near Haren (Ems) in Germany.