Aside from the changes that come with the Super Duty (SD) design (i.e. longer wing, higher GW, larger engine options, 3rd seat, etc...) what else would you like to see in an "SD Cruzer" that the current Cruzer does not have?

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Comment by Matt C on September 1, 2022 at 10:26pm

Can I bring this post back from the dead?

Sebastien have you received much customer interest in this? 

I would love a CruZer with an 800lbs useful load and a rear jump seat. I see some builders registering Cruzers higher than 1440 to increase the useful load of the Cruzer. Are there any Super Cruzer design mods in the works? I would feel more comfortable knowing my airplane was tested to +6g at 1900lbs vs derating the g-limits of a CruZer to register at a higher max gross weight.

Comment by bud smith on December 17, 2017 at 6:35am

Rear storage rather than a seat, space to fit a small surf board or kiteboard (~160cm).

Comment by Gary Reed on September 23, 2017 at 10:48pm

With the slick wing on the Cruzer, one of the first would be increased Yellow and Red lines, to accommodate the much higher cruise speeds one would get with the increased horsepower.

Next, instead of a jump seat, I would like to see a flat cargo floor (with tie downs) or at least, a partially flat floor, with underfloor storage at the forward end and/or a cargo door might be nice (actually a good idea for the STOL).  The increased cargo capability, afforded by the offsetting heavier engines, might be better accommodated that way.

I stated in a previous post that I really don't need a 200 HP engine and 1900 lb gross weight, but using the new engines available now in the 120 to 150 HP range and a flying weight of up to 1700 lbs, the Cruzer would make a very nice cross country machine, especially if the airspeed limits were increased (see above).

Comment by Sebastien Heintz on September 10, 2017 at 9:45pm

Good question Scott!

We too at Zenith Aircraft would like to hear the answers to your question.

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