Aircraft, full-size, Microlight, Kimberley Sky-Rider Prototype, made by Gary Kimberley, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1977
Microlight Kimberley Sky-Rider constructed of aluminium tubing with orange dacron sail cloth covering the airfoil surfaces. It is fitted with three axis controls: ailerons, elevators and a rudder and three position flaps for take-off, flying and landing. It features a wooden propeller and is powered by a 20HP Fuji Robin engine.
Wing span: 9.8m (32 ft 4 in)
Gross weight: 181 kg (400 lbs)
Wing area: 13.4 sq m (144 sq ft)
Cruise speed: 64 km/h (40 mph)
Range: 45 min
Engine: 11.2 kW (15 hp) Fuji Robin
On both sides of the tail of the aircraft is 'Kimberley / SKY- / RIDER' printed in black. Stamped on the metal engine is 'EC25PS-C4 / MADE IN JAPAN' and on the control dials is an 'ON / OFF' switch, temperature gauge and 'RPM' below this.