SHERWOOD SCOUT (Microlight) available as either Kit Build, Fast Build or Fully Factory Built

Definition of a Microlight is a 450kg 2 seat aircraft with a stall speed of less than 35 knots and a wing loading of not more that 25 kg per sq mtr.

Two seat side by side enclosed cockpit aircraft with 2 doors
Wings of constant-chord with Fast Fold capability less than 2 minutes with no control disconnect.
Tail – conventional
Flight controls – Pitch control by elevator on tail; yaw control by fin-mounted rudder; roll control by four Frize-type ailerons.
Wing bracing – wings braced by streamline 4130 steel struts
Landing gear – Undercarriage has three wheels in taildragger formation bungee suspension on main wheels, bungee suspension on steerable tailwheel
Ground handing via steerable tailwheel, rudder and differential hydraulic toe brakes.
Construction aircraft grade 4130 steel tube, drawn aircraft grade aluminium tube, wood and fabric
Fuselage mounted engine driving tractor propeller.

External dimensions and areas

Crew 2
Day VFR only
Wingspan 8.7 m 28 6” feet
Length 5.8 m 19 feet
Height Tail Dragger 1.75 m 5.75 feet
Wing area 9.77 m² 105.5 sq feet
Wing loading 46 kg m² 9.38 lbs per sq foot
Cockpit width 1.13 m 44.1”
Baggage capacity 35 kg 500 l volume tie down locations provided
Dihedral 3 degrees
Sweep back 0 degrees
Max Take Off Weight 450kg 990lbs
Length overall 5.8 m 19 feet
Fuel capacity 2 x 35 l, 4 l header tank

Empty weight (option dependant) :-
D Motor 245kg 539lbs
Rotax 912 262kg 576lbs
Jabiru 2200 255kg 561lbs

Wheel track 1.98 m 6 feet 5 inches
Wheelbase 4.4 m 14 feet 5 inches
Main wheels dia. Overall. 6 inch hubs 15 x 6.00 tyres with Tundra optional
Tailwheel dia. Overall 6 inch steerable

Power plant

Rotax 912 80/100hp 4 cylinder water cooled overhead valve carburetted engine
D Motor 93hp four stroke flat four side valve water cooled multi point fuel injected FADEC
Jabiru 2200 85hp 4 cylinder overhead valve air-cooled carburetted and self sustaining ignition

Weights and Loadings

Empty weight 245 kg 539,lbs. (Builder and engine dependant)
Max. take off weight 450kg, 992lb. Payload 268kg, 590lbs.
Load factors +4 -2 Limit load, +6, -4 Ultimate load


Cruisel speed 80 knts 92mph 148 kmph.
Never exceed speed 114 knts 131mph 210 kmph.
Economic cruise speed 75 knts 87 mph.140kmph
Stall speed 33 knts 38 mph 60 kmph
Max. climb rate at sea level (engine dependant) 1000 fpm solo 800 fpm dual
Take off roll 90 m 295 feet
Take off distance ( to clear 15 m object ) 360 m 1170 feet

Landing roll 100 m 325 feet
Landing distance ( to clear 15m obstace ) 300 m 975 feet
Service ceiling 12,000 feet
Range at average cruising speed miles. 450 nautical miles with 30 minutes reserve ( engine dependant )
Noise level N/A. (engine dependant)


UK Factory built airframe CNC machined and fully in welded 4130 steel tube and covered in Oratex UL600 single colour fuselage single colour wings and tailplane with contrasting registration markings.
4130 steel streamline struts
Composites painted single colour in Oratex “2 pack “ Elastic paint.
Acrylic windscreen and panoramic roof
Suspension, lightweight dual bungee landing gear
Control wires, landing and flying wires in galvanised steel
Brakes, hydraulic discs, P1 toe brakes as standard P2 brakes and parking brake optional
Steerable tailwheel with breakaway function
Top hinge doors with gas strut assist, doors lockable and fully glazed, can be opened in flight
Lined cargo bay


Basic 4 point harnesses P1 and P2 with shoulder and waist adjusters and press button release.
Steel frame seats with adjustment fore and aft and rake
Dual control sticks with PTT
Dual rudder pedals
Heavy duty seat cushions and embroidered backrests with rear pockets.
Lined cargo bay
Friction adjust throttle
Trim lever with friction adjuster
Window vents P1 and P2

Avionics and electrical

Instrument panel with “Winter” ASI, Alt, slip ball, compass
MGL multi function engine Instrument.
Gel battery
Jabiru :- 200w generator 1.1kW starter
D Motor:- 25 amp alternator, 1.1kW starter motor
Rotax 912 250 w dc alternator
Circuit breakers

Firewall forward

D Motor 2.7 litre water cooled flat four multipoint fuel injected side valve engine as standard, stainless steel exhaust system.
Rotax 912 4 cylinder water cooled overhead valve carburetted engine and stainless steel exhaust system
Jabiru 2200 85hp 4 cylinder overhead valve air-cooled carburetted and self sustaining ignition and stainless steel exhaust system
Stainless steel firewall
Proprietary ECU and data logging system with D Motor
Fire sleeve covering on all fuel and oil lines
Propellers are engine specific :-
Wooden 2 blade airscrew with urethane leading edge single colour tip and black reverse
Composite ground adjustable 2 and 3 blade
Each aircraft supplied with printed and electronic POH, Maintenance manual


Turtle deck cover with fastenings
Custom paint scheme
Oil access door kit
Ground charging / jump start socket
Tail strobe
Wing tip strobe mouldings fitted and painted
Wing strobe system with marker lights for wings
Tundra tyres
Standard harnesses
Deluxe harnesses
MGL synthetic flight display system
Dynon flight display
Trig Radio with harness and antenna
Trig Transponder with harness and antenna
Electrical harness and antenna system suitable for Icom
Intercom system suitable for Icom
Transport trailer