Grob is an organization well known for its sailplanes and controlled lightweight flyers, having delivered in excess of 3500 flying machine since the early 1970s, so it is not amazing that the G-115 is the first air ship produced using Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastics to be certificated by the US FAA.
Improvement of the G-115, frequently alluded to as the T-Bird, goes again to the early 1980s and Grob's two prior two seat mentors. The starting G-110 first flew in 1982 and was inherent little numbers, while the G-112 flew in 1984 in model structure just. By and by the two sorts shaped the premise of the G-115, the model (fueled by an O235 motor) of which made its first flight in November 1985. The principal model was illustrative of the generation G-115 model, a second model contrasted in having a steady speed propeller, a taller blade and rudder and migrated tailplane, and spoke to the G-115a. The G-115 and G-115a stayed in creation until 1990. The line re-opened with enhanced models in late 1992.
The current Grob G-115 models include:the 115b, basically a 115a with an all the more effective 120kw (160hp) O320 motor (which might be retrofitted to prior A models); the G-115c with the same O320, in addition to fuel in the wings and other minor upgrades; the comparable G-115c1 Acro; 135kw (180hp) O-360 fueled G-115c2; the completely aerobatic 135kw (180hp) Aeio360g controlled 115d which can likewise be utilized as a lightweight plane tug; and 120kw (160hp) AEIO-320 fueled G-115d2. The G-115 Bavarian was manufactured for a US flying club. It peculiarities fuel in the wing, a reexamined instrument board and more glass.
An alternate flying machine to endure the G-115 assignment is the G-115ta Acro, however this is like other G-115s in name and fundamental setup just. Fueled by a 195kw (260hp) Aeio540, it is pointed principally at military clients.
The G-115 has been picked by the RAF to supplant its maturing Bulldog armada. The "Guide" as it is called, or "Heron" for the Navy, will be utilized as an aerobatic essential mentor for understudy pilots in their first segment of flight preparing.
Pictures of Grob G-115