The TL Ultralight TL-96 Sting 2000 is a low-wing carbon composite side-by-side two-seat
ultralight aeroplane. The Czech company TL Ultralight started in 1990
with the production of trikes. Their first ultralight was the TL-32
Typhon, of which since 1991 over 300 were produced. This type of
aircraft was followed by TL 132 Condor. The TL-232 Condor Plus is a
further development of the TL-132 Condor. In 1996, TL Ultralight
designed a complete new type: the TL-96 Star. The development took 2
years and for TL it meant the transition to complete new materials and
technology. The TL-96 Star was a high performance glasscomposite aircraft
with an empty weight of 265 kg and a cruise speed of 200 km/hr. In 20002,
the TL-96 Sting 2000 version was introduced. Its span was reduced by 760 mm
and length by 570 mm, though the empty weight increased by 10 kg.
On 31 May 2001, TL Ultralight TL-96 Star OK-FUU-51 was
seen at the MLA airfield Stadskanaal in Vledderveen, The
Netherlands. In 2001, the aircraft was based at the Ultraleicht Flugplatz Dankern near Haren (Ems) in Germany.