The TL Ultralight TL-3000 Sirius is a hing-wing carbon composite
two-seat aeroplane. TL Ultralight manufactures the TL3000 Sirius in both
Ultralight and LSA versions. 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 was a
further development of the TL-132 Condor. In 1996, TL Ultralight
designed a complete new type: the TL-96 Star, a high performance
glasscomposite aircraft. The development took 2 years and for TL it
meant the transition to complete new materials and technology. The TL-96
Star was followed by the low-wing TL-2000 Sting in as well Ultralight as LSA
versions. The carbon fiber composite TL-3000 Sirius is an all new high
wing sister ship of the Sting. Development started in 2006 and TL-Ultralight s.r.o.
completed the first series of test flights of the high-wing TL-3000 Sirius in the Czech Republic
in May and June 2008. Czech Type Certificate for the TL 3000 Sirius was received on
1 April 2010. Like the Sting, the Sirius can be powered by a Rotax 912ULS
or Rotax 912UL 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid/air cooled engine or a Rotax
914UL turbo charged aircraft engine. The TL-3000 Sirius is available in
an ULM and a LSA version. A wide variety of standard flight and engine
monitoring instruments to full glass panel displays are available. Its
large cockpit offers ample head and leg room and the large doors of the
TL-3000 Sirius open upwards and are held in place by hydraulic struts.
According to the type, the empty weight of the aircraft is about
297 kg. Depending of the engine used, the cruise speed is 180-230 km/hr.
On 26 May 2010, TL Ultralight TL 3000 Sirius s/n 10 SI 16 was registered PH-4F8 with
R. de Lange, Gees, the Netherlands. The 2010-built TL 3000 Sirius is fitted with a
Rotax 912ULS 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid/air cooled aircraft engine. The empty weight
of the PH-4F9 is 324,7 kg and the maximum take off weight is 472,5 kg. Sirius PH-4F8 is
based at the MLA airfield Stadskanaal in Vledderveen.