Texas Aircraft Manufacturing announced that it has delivered its first Colt-SL S-LSA. The aircraft went to University of Florida nuclear engineering student Richard Youschak of Gainesville, Florida, and featured a University of Florida “Gator”-inspired orange and blue paint scheme. Texas Aircraft introduced the Colt at AirVenture 2019.
“I cannot express how happy and proud I am of our entire team,” said Texas Aircraft Manufacturing co-founder Matheus Grande. “Just a year ago, the Colt S-LSA was still in development, and we had just opened the doors at our facility here in Hondo, Texas. To be here today and to deliver our first Texas-built Colt is truly a blessing.”
The Colt-SL is powered by a 100-HP Rotax 912 ULS engine. It cruises at 105 knots and comes equipped with the Dynon SkyView HDX, Dynon autopilot and whole-airframe parachute. As shown in the video below, AVweb’s Paul Bertorelli flight trialed the Colt at the company’s headquarters in Hondo, Texas, last August.