CTLSi Light Sport Aircraft from Florida Light Sport Aviation.

The Flight Design CTLSi is the latest version of the CT optimized for the Light Sport Aircraft rules of the United States and is shipped with the newest version* of the  912Si fuel injected Rotax engine. Flight Design has integrated this latest engine into the popular CTLS and given it the designator “i” .  
The CTLSi has the following features.
  • 21% lower fuel consumption
  • Larger amperage alternator
  • Lighter Li Ion battery
  • Lower 80 RPM trigger speed for ignition (smooth starts when cold)
  • Faster engine responsivenessGreater engine smoothness
  • New Header Tank and associated plumbing along with a selectable fuel valve
  • Less emissions
  • Electric Trim now Standard
  • Cowling changes
  • One extra gallon of fuel
  • New motor mount
  • Relief from carburetor balancing requirement
  • Perfect start-up and shut-down and idle….just like a car
The CTLSi is a step forward with its carbon fiber airframe providing the same strong, light and smooth aerodynamic design of the CTLS.

Rotax 912 is 

CTLSi  912 iS Rotax aircraft engine.
Rotax BRP introduced the latest version of its 912 iS fuel-injected engine that offers a shorter takeoff run, a steeper climb rate, the best flight range in its class, with easier engine operations.

With the tag line “Stronger. Faster. Higher.” the Rotax 912 iS Sport has a modified airbox and intake system that improves its torque curve. Rotax’s Christian Mundigler said the Sport has up to 30-percent better fuel efficiency on average compared to the 912 ULS carbureted engine, as measured over a three-year period in flight school conditions.

The 912 iS Sport looks similar to the 912 iS but has a 27-mm higher airbox that is aluminum instead of plastic.

Sport Update

CTLSi  912 iS Rotax aircraft engine.

 A different software and new calibration support the upgraded engine, which will also be available as a retrofit for 912 iS owners. 

Mundigler said Rotax will offer the engine for the same price as the 2013 912 iS through the end of October; pricing is available through distributors. 

In addition to the performance benefits of the 912 iS Sport, Rotax said the engine will have lower maintenance costs than its carbureted predecessor because there is no need to service or synchronize carburetors and the engine has a computer-based electronic diagnostic system.

Panel Configurations

  • Flight Desing CTLSi Instrument Panel
  • Flight Desing CTLSi Instrument Panel
  • Flight Desing CTLSi Instrument Panel
  • Flight Desing CTLSi Instrument Panel
  • Flight Desing CTLSi Instrument Panel
  • Flight Desing CTLSi Instrument Panel

Flight Design panels all feature Synthetic vision, XM weather and Terrain information!  The new CTLS Club begins the line up with a standard 7″ SkyView panel on the left side, a centrally located Garmin Area 510 touchscreen GPS and dependable UMA analog engine instrument panel on the right.

The standard panel for the CTLS and CTLSi feature dual 7″ Skyview screens, single ADAHRS (Air Data computer) UMA back up flight instrument and a Garmin Aera 510 GPS.  Upgraded panels include the dual 10” SkyView with redundant ADAHRS, Dynon Mode S transponder, TIS traffic and the new Garmin 796 for a triple redundant GPS system.

Advanced panels with the Garmin G3X and new Area GNS 550 and GNS 750 are also featured on the new CTLSi.