Leone T7

Technical Specifications
Name : Leone T7
Family : 3-axis ultralight
Manufacturer : Aviazione Ultraleggera Italiana
Nation : Italy
Production Year : 1984
Dimensions
Length : 6,40 m
Span : 9,40 m
Height : 2,80 m
Wing Area : 13,5 m²
Weights
Empty : 160 kg
Maximum Take-off :  250 kg
Engines
Rotax 377 40 HP, Prototype: KFM 107ER 30 HP
Performances
Maximum Speed : 100 km/h
Range : 3h
History

The Leone T7 is the first Italian powered ultralight designed for industrial production. A simple “tubes and fabric” concept, it could take off and land in 40 meters.
The T7 was designed by Pietro Terzi. It was called Leone in memory of Leone Concato (1912-1977), the aviation journalist who brought the Bell helicopter license to Italy. His son Gabriele Concato conceived the idea of an aircraft to address the new sport flying market along the lines intro- duced by law 106/85. This led him to seek the cooperation of the Milan Polytechnic, to take an industrial approach and to adopt aeronautical stan- dards and materials.
Terzi designed the single-seat version, built the prototype through the Aerosviluppi company in Samarate (Varese) and piloted it in its first flight on 15 August 1984 from Cuvio (Varese). Production and sales were en- trusted to Aviazione Ultraleggera Italiana, a dedicated company set up in Marano Ticino (Novara). The first production aircraft made its debut in Sep- tember 1985 at Venegono at the 12th Fly-In of CAP, the Italian homebuilt aircraft association. The T7 led to a float-equipped variant and to the T8 two-seater. In all, AUI built a few dozen aircraft.
The Leone on display was found in 2006 in mediocre conditions by Sergio Ammer, a keen aeromodeller, pilot and builder of four ultralights, also fitted with floats. Ammer made the aircraft airworthy in three months and flew it seven times from Senago (Milan), for a total of four flying hours. The T7 was donated to the Museum in 2010.

Thanks to: Sergio Ammer.

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