In parallel with completing a new piston-powered 11-seat twin (the P2012 Traveller), a new four-place single (the P2010). an amphibious light sport (the P92 Sea-Sky Hydroplane), Tecnam today revealed its newest product, the P92 Tail Dragger light sport.
While going from tricycle landing gear to tail dragger might at first seem to go against the grain, the company says its research shows:
- More than 50% of worldwide GA pilots prefer a tail wheel configuration
- 60% prefer side-by-side seating (which the new P92 Tail Dragger has)
- 70% of pilots prefer metal over fabric (the P92 is metal)
Customers in the US can power the light sport with a Rotax 912ULS2 or Lycoming O-233 engine. More details will emerge during the Sun n' Fun show in Lakeland, Florida in April.