Owing to its unique lift-to-drag ratio of L/D=18, which is equivalent to that of a glider, and its monocoque drop-shaped fuselage, FLARIS LAR 1 can glide a distance of 18 km without propulsion for every 1 km of height loss. In combination with a low takeoff mass of 1500 kg, this allows the plane to land in unconventional areas.
FLARIS LAR 1 is equipped with super-reliable Garmin G600 radio and navigation system, which functions as the copilot and minimizes the amount of devices that focus the pilot’s attention.
FLARIS LAR 1 will be equipped with a modern parachute safety system.
The avionics of Flaris consist of the G600 System which provides maximum safety and comfort to the user. The GTN-750 navigation and communication system located in the center of the dashboard functions as the navigator and operates additional instruments, including the radio station and the transponder. It is equipped with an intuitive touchscreen which enables the user to navigate the menu by tapping icons. The navigation options include: map, flight plan, traffic, database of approach plates for airports. The support for ILS and TAWS systems provides guidance to the pilot while landing in conditions of zero visibility, and if landing is impossible it navigates the pilot to the nearest airport. The system integrates with the radio communication and intercom and allows the possibility of making telephone calls and playing music. To improve safety, the GTN-750 module has an additional GTN-650 receiver directly under it. It offers the same functions in more compact device.
On the left and right side there are two identical large GDU-620 displays which use the resources of the radio and navigation receiver. They display show the selected navigation screen and the instrument panel, including the artificial horizon, airspeed indicator, altimeter and the compass. These instruments have been duplicated. Their analog counterparts are located above the right-hand screen.
Above the GTN-750 module there is the autopilot which uses in all three processing channels.
The MPV-50T unit located in the column in front of the control stick monitors engine parameters and integrates with the FADEC engine control system. It also functions as a controller of the fuel and electric systems. It features an onboard clock and an annunciator panel. Below there are separate switches for lowering the landing gear (to the left) and for controlling the position of flaps (to the right).
The electrical switch panel is located horizontally between the seats. It includes the fuel valve lever.