The Comco-Ikarus C42B Cyclone is a two-seat high-wing ultralight aeroplane with a fixed tricycle undercarriage.
Developed as the successor of the Fox C22, the Comco-Ikarus C42 is an innovative two-seat micro-light aircraft.
Production of the C-42 started in 1997. The C42 has been continuously improved and further developed. In 2012,
the C42C was introduced. The rugged airplane was modernized with composite structure parts (CFK), addition of
winglets, spades and Flettner rudder. All this changes added agility to the more then 1400 C42 airplanes sold
at that time and improved the C42 performances. The new engine mount originates from the C52 model, the wingspan
was reduced to 8,51 m thanks tto the use of the airflow optimized winglets. In 2015, the C42CS was introduced.
This is the most sophisticated version of the Comco range and is easely identifiable through the new undercarriage.
The new gear consists now of a single composite arm, the same used on the C52 concept-airplane. Beringer brakes and
a more functional interior are part of the serial trim. Cruise speed has increased to 200 km/h. Engine options are
the Rotax 912 and the 4-cylinder-4-stroke Rotax 912SUL engine. The empty weight of the C42B is 280 kg. With an
airspeed of 175 km/h and a fuel tank volume of 50 litre the range of the C42B is approx. 650 km. Over 1.450 C42
aircraft are built and delivered world-wide.
The 2010-built Comco-Ikarus C42B Cyclone s/n 1007-7113 was registered PH-4G9 in the Netherlands on
4 August 2010. The airframe is powered by a Rotax 912UL DCDI engine. Comco-Ikarus C42B Cyclone PH-4G9 was photographed at
its base, the MLA-aerodrome Stadskanaal in Vledderveen, the Netherlands. The Ultralight aircraft is owned and operated by
Vliegclub Westerwolde / ULV Westerwolde.