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PH-4N7 LiteFlite Dragonfly C c/n C140 - MLA airfield Gees in Holland - 1 September 2018 temporarely MLA airfield Gees

The LiteFlite Dragonfly C is a single-engine, two-seats-in-tandem, high-wing, strut-braced, open cockpit, three axis ultra light aircraft which has a slow flying speed, is very manoeuvrable and extremely strong. The Dragonfly was developed in the late 1980s specifically as a hang glider tug for use in flatland areas where hang glider flying, which usually relies on hill launches, was not possible. The Dragonfly is constructed from 6061 grade aluminium tubing, is structurally supported by stainless steel wire and has fabric covered wings. The aircraft has been in production by since 1990, first as the Moyes Dragonfly, named for the Australian manufacturer of ultra light aircraft and hang gliding accessories Bill Moyes. The Dragonfly is available as a complete aircraft or as a kit for amateur construction. The original model Dragonfly is powered by a 64 hp (48 kW) Rotax 582 two-stroke powerplan. The Dragonfly C is an improved model powered by a standard 64 hp (48 kW) Rotax 582 two-stroke engine, with the 80 hp (60 kW) Rotax 912UL four-stroke powerplant as optional engine. The Dragonfly and Dragonfly C aircraft has been variously produced by Moyes Microlights, Bailey-Moyes Microlights and currently by LiteFlite of Botany, New South Wales, Australia, all different iterations of the same company. Over 140 Dragonfly aircraft have been manufactured and sold not only in Australia, but was also exported worldwide.

On 11 April 2016, the Liteflite Dragonfly C s/n C140 was registered PH-4N7 in the Netherlands with M.J.M. in 't Groen. The 2016-built Dragonfly is used for towing hang gliders at MLA-airfield Stadskanaal. The airframe is powered by a Rotax 582 UL DCDI engine. On 1 September 2018, the Liteflite Dragonfly C PH-4N7 was towing hang gliders at the temporarely MLA-airfield Gees in Drenthe, Netherlands, during at Fly-in Gees.

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