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The Sling TSi, like its predecessors, has received critical acclaim for its capabilities, effortless handling and all-round functionality. The name 'TSi' is a homage to its Rotax 915 iS engine and marks a new chapter in TAF's vision to build the world's most loved light aircraft.

Mike Blyth, founder of The Airplane Factory had this to say of their latest development; "The brand-new Sling TSi stands out as the new standard for 4-seat experimental aircraft. It outperforms most others in every way. Compared to previous models it has increased speed, increased rate of climb, longer range, increased carrying capacity, more space and greater comfort all whilst flying the best handling aircraft in its class!"

The Sling TSi is powered by a 141hp Rotax 915 iS Fuel Injected Turbo Charged Engine burning just 8 gph (31 lt/hr) in the cruise. During test flights, the aircraft reached a maximum straight and level speed of 155 KTAS and has a range of 800 Nm. With its luxurious cabin, low fuel burn and Garmin avionics, it will please private pilots and flight-training organisations alike.

This 4-place aircraft comes standard with a bespoke 3 blade Airmaster constant speed propeller, Garmin 10 inch G3X touch EFIS, Garmin G5 backup EFIS, Garmin GTR 200 COM radio, Garmin GTX 35R remote transponder, Garmin autopilot system with GMC 307 autopilot controller and PM 1000 II 4-place intercom.

The completely redesigned exterior features high quality materials and design integrity, as well as great practicality and a range of technologies to improve comfort, convenience and safety.

The result is an aircraft with an uncompromising mission: To offer unrivalled performance, safety and reliability in the hands of all pilots no matter the mission.

The Sling was designed with the aim of creating the most practical and desirable light sport aircraft available.

Some of the characteristics which make the Sling range unique:

The Sling's flying characteristics make for a perfectly coordinated, highly responsive control setup. This gives her the distinct qualities of a fighter jet aircraft, while not being overly sensitive.

The Sling's performance matches and outdoes almost every aircraft in its class, while being highly economical and fun to fly.

Its aluminum construction makes for ease and consistency of construction, while offering proven strength and a longer lifespan than some of our composite rivals.

The Sling's airframe strength and durability means that she won't break easily and, if you treat her right, she'll last you for the rest of your life

Her excellent instrumentation options make for a very unique, state-of-the-art flying experience, at a fraction of the cost of our certified competitors.

The wide cockpit, excellent all around view and substantial luggage capacity make the Sling a very comfortable, yet versatile aircraft.

The incorporation, by design, of a ballistic parachute, makes the Sling an exceptionally safe aircraft to fly.

Seats 4
Engine Bombardier‐Rotax GmbH 915 iS
Horsepower 142 hp @ 5 500 rpm (Continuous)
Propellor make/operation Airmaster / Constant speed
Propellor blades/diameter 3 / 72”
Main Avionics Garmin 10 inch G3X touch EFIS
Secondary Avionics Garmin G5 backup EFIS
Overall Length 23ft 5in  /  7.1m
Height 5 ft 9 in / 1.81 m
Wingspan 31 ft 2 in / 9.5 m
Wing Area 134 sq ft  / 12.4 sq m
Cabin Width 44 in / 1.8 m
Max take off weight 2,094 lbs / 950 kg
Standard equipped empty weight 1,080 lbs / 490 kg
Useful load 1,014 lbs / 460 kg
Full fuel payload 740 lbs / 336kg
Capacity 46 US gal  / 174 litre
Consumption at cruise 5.8 gal per hr   (22 lt per hr)
Max Speed (VNE) 155 kias  /  167 mph
Cruise Speed 75% power (9 500 ft above sea level) 145 ktas  /  155 mph
Stall Speed – clean 48 kcas  /     55 mph
Stall Speed – full flaps 40 kcas  /     46 mph
Max Demonstrated Crosswind 15 kcas  /     17 mph
Take off ground roll – concrete 730 ft / 230 m
Landing distance – braked 558 ft/ 170 m
Rate of climb – sea level 1000 fpm (MAUW)
Max operating altitude 18 000 ft
Range at 75%, 45 min reserve 750 nm  / 1,400 km
Endurance 6.2hr (Long range tanks 9hr)
Limit loads +3.8 g and -1.9 g
Wing loading 82.54 kg/m²
Power loading 6.74 kg/hp


Below are the various kits available for the Sling 4, as well as any optional extras available.

Kit builders do not only receive support from the friendly staff at The Airplane Factory, but you also have support through the extensive kit building manual supplied with your kit and our Kit Build Channel on YouTube, supplying you with informative videos which assist in building your Sling kit.

Kits Available

Empennage Kit:
Kit for construction of complete horizontal and vertical stabilisers, rudder and elevators, hinges, control connectors, trim tab, composite tips.
Wing Kit:
Kit for construction of complete set of wings, including already assembled main spars, flaps, ailerons, hinges, bellcranks, fuel tanks, pitot mount brackets, composite wing tips.
Fuselage Kit:
Kit for construction of complete forward, mid and rear fuselage, including fully assembled centre spar, rear spar, seats, all control mechanisms (throttle, brake, stick, pedals etc), firewall, engine mount attached to firewall.
Undercarriage Kit:
Complete undercarriage kit including main and front gear, main gear mount bolts, front spring & related parts, wheels, tyres, tubes, axles, bearings, hydraulic brake system.
Canopy and Instrument Panel Kit:
Complete canopy kit including slider, front and main canopy frames, front windscreen, main canopy, closing panels
Final assembly and finishing Kit:
Kit includes everything required to effect final assembly of aircraft, including nose cowling, all composite closing fairings, pushrod assemblies, related rivets and hardware.


• Kit packed in separate cardboard & plywood boxes - required for freighting
• Fuel system including aux fuel pump, selector valve etc.
• Warp Drive propellor, prop extension, spinner
• MGL EFIS system complete plus backup analogue flight instruments
• MGL V6 Radio, VHF antenna (includes internal intercom)
• Electrics, switches, circuit breakers, batteries, wires, actuators etc.
• Landing lights
• Airframe components, wheel spats, steps etc.
• Leather upholstery, carpets etc.
• Extras, first aid kit, fire extinguisher, covers etc.
• Documentation, fees & inspections
• Paint (estimate)
• Tools, clecos, pneumatic riveter etc.


• Trig transponder with antenna and harness
• Auto Pilot system
• Aveo triple PowerBurst LED strobe and nav light system with lifetime warranty
• Parachute recovery system with mount and cables

Standard Equipment

Rotax 915 iS (142 hp) turbo engine  Stainless steel exhaust
Sling TSi constructed from CNC punched aircraft grade aluminium  Direct cool air into composite airbox with large K & N air filter
Anodised main spars, all aluminium parts Alodined and all components are primed for corrosion protection  Oil cooler and radiator for hot and cold operation
Front gear, engine mount and pedals made from 4130 steel  In line oil thermostat
Robust main gear from uni and biax glass fibre & aircraft grade epoxy  Standard with 2 electric fuel pumps
Robust coil spring with needle roller bearings on front gear  Airmaster 3 blade constant speed composite propellor with nickel leading edge
172 Litre (45.4 US gal) wet fuel tanks in wings   Polished aluminium prop spinner
Large electrically operated slotted flaps  Composite wingtips, wing and tail fairings, nose fairing, instrument panel top, 
Ailerons and elevator use pushrod controls with bearings  MGL Odyssey multifunction EFIS which also displays:
All control surfaces swivel on ball bearings  EGT, CHT, oil temp, oil press, rpm, fuel level, fuel press, fuel flow, manifold press,
Inspection hatches at all junctions and inspection points  3 1/8" backup instruments - ASI, altimeter, slip indicator, standard panel mount compass
Full dual controls - sticks, pedals, throttle and brakes  MGL V6 VHF radio / intercom with Rami 10V VHF antenna
Matco axles, wheels and powerful hydraulic disc brakes with park brake  Mode C transponder with rod antenna
5" front wheel and 6" main wheels with 6 ply aviation tyres all round  Full 2 axis MGL auto pilot
Composite wheel spats on all 3 wheels  Cast aluminium unheated pitot tube with angle of attack
1115 mm (44") wide cockpit   Internal red LED cabin light
Fixed windscreen, roll-over protection bar and lockable gullwing doors   Glove / map box in instrument panel
Electrically operated elevator trim tab  Landing / taxi lights (double LED) in both wings
RAC stick grip with ptt button on RH seat stick  Triple Nav / strobe lights on wingtips and tail
RAC stick grip with PTT, elevator trim and flap buttons on LH seat stick  Locking fuel caps
Circuit breakers in the instrument panel  Andair fuel selector valve (selection - left, right, off)
Adjustable front seats - both base and back  Painted single colour on the outside and grey interior
Adjustable pedals  Halon fire extinguisher
Leather upholstery (seats, map pockets and stick boots) and leatherette interior side panels  First aid kit with emergency signal strips
Centre console with padded armrest and small storage hatch  Interior sunshields
Large 0.15 m³ (8 ft³) baggage compartment   Lightweight canopy cover
Ballistic parachute fitted as standard   Plugs and covers for intakes and pitot tube
Cabin heater  Fuel tester
Log books, pilot operators and maintenance manuals  Engine tool kit
Registered and with flight authorization or with the necessary paperwork for export orders   Test flown, trimmed and instruments calibrated


Optional Upgrade Items

Carbon fibre look on panel and centre console  Aveo triple LED strobe and nav light system with lifetime warrantee
Aviation start keyed switch - master|left|right|both|start  Vacuum pump system with gauge and regulator
Special colour paint scheme per extra colour  Artificial Horizon gyro vacuum gauge
Special complex stripes on fuselage, wings or spats  Artificial Horizon gyro electric gauge
Dual toe hydraulic brakes instead of hand operated brake  Direction Indicator gyro gauge
Xenon landing light (single) instead of standard Halogen (price for each one)  Turn Coordinator Indicator electric gauge
Garmin SL30 NAV COM with AV 12L antenna (instead of MGL V6)  Night lights on "6 pack" analogue instruments with dimmer
Garmin SL40 radio and intercom with 10V VHFantenna (instead of MGL V6)  Course Deviation Indicator gauge
PM 1000 II Intercom with VOX and music input  Zaon Collision Avoidance PCAS XRX installed
Ameriking ELT (Emergency Locator Transmitter)  Elevator trim on both sticks (full dual operation)
A second MGL Odyssey EFIS with own SP6 & 7, backup battery (no analogue gauges)  FT-6- Red Block Fuel Flow Transducer (instead of the standard flow sender)
A second Odyssey EFIS with own SP6 & 7, backup battery (keeping analogue gauges)  Arrange CAA test flights and approvals for flight school training Authority to Fly
VSI 0 - 2,000 ft/min   

GAP - Global Aviation Products

TAF Safety Alert 001 131112 912iS fuel connector
TAF Safety Alert 002 180613 fuel hose
TAF Safety Alert 003 291113 Flap Controller (Kit Built)
TAF Safety Alert 004 130314 Fuel Filter (912iS)
TAF Safety Alert 005 140314 Fuel tank pickup
TAF Service Bulletin 001 080414 Cracks in landing gear
TAF Service Bulletin 0002 140814 Centre to rear fuselage join
Sling LSA Pilot Operating Handbook Ver. 2.3
Sling LSA Maintenance Manual Ver. 2.2
Sling 4 Pilot Operating Handbook Ver. 1.3
Sling 4 Maintenance Manual Ver. 1.2
Sling 4 Specifications & Performance
The app is titled Sling Builder and is listed in the iTunes store for Free at the following link

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The Sling TSi is an aircraft with an uncompromising mission: To offer unrivalled performance, safety and reliability in the hands of all pilots no matter the mission.