Europa XS Trigear Overview
To expand the range of the Europa XS a tricycle undercarriage was developed. Although the fixed undercarriage imposes a slight drag penalty, fitting the optional speed kit minimises this effect resulting in only a very slight reduction in top speed compared to the Europa XS Monowheel.
The nose gear is a castoring fork type with the same size wheel as the main gear. Steering is by differential braking on the main wheels. The nose wheel suspension is a dual system, the secondary safety cable limiting the total movement of the leg should the primary system fail thus minimising the risk of prop strike.
The XS Trigear can be supplied with a number of different engines, although we recommend those from Rotax. The Rotax engines currently range from 80 HP through to 115HP. The latter unit being turbocharged.