Super Aviator Specifications
|Type of Craft
|Number of Passengers
|Cockpit Pressure Test Depth (instrumentated)
Feet Sea Water (fsw)
|Factory Manned Test Depth (full test). fsw (Note:
Above is the effective ABS depth rating.)
|SAS (Sub Aviator Systems) Operational Max Owner
Operational Depth fsw(M)
|| 1,000 fsw (330)
|Note: Basic Hull Safety Factor for ABS = 1.25
for SAS =
|DIMENSIONS IN FEET
|Width with Main Wings Deployed
|| 12.2 (3.75)
|Width with Main Wings Folded
|| 5.3 (1.65)
|Maximum Height Off Deck Sub on Dolly
|Minimum Water Depth Surfaced
|| 3.0 (1.0)
|| 22 Feet (6.70)
|Dry Transport Weight (excluding batteries)
|| 3800 (1725)
|Modular (interchangeable) Battery Packs
thrusters and battery modules are available. Unless otherwise
stated performance is based on standard thrusters and utility
lead acid battery pack. These craft are designed to upgrade
to battery technology (possibly to use fuel cells) as it becomes
| Max Decent Rate
|Max Ascent Rate
|Max Speed with Optional Thrusters - Silver Zinc
(Military) Battery (est.)
|Typical Tow Speed with 70 Hp RIB (est.)
|| 7 kts
|Max Range - Lead Acid Traction Battery Nm Nautical
|| 20 Nm
|Minimum Staff Speed with Recommended Positive
Buoyancy, Knots est.
envelope with standard thrust and batteries to recommended
60% discharge point.
|Number of Short One Hour (training) Dives per
|Duration of Hard/Fast High Energy Mission to
40% Energy Reserves
|Duration of Typical Long Range Search Mission
to 40% Energy Reserves
|| 5 hours
|Note: Performance with Silver
Zinc or Future Batteries correspondingly improved.
|Pitch/Roll - Typical Relaxed Piloting Range
|Pitch/Roll for "Hydrobatic" Maneuvers Degrees
(excluding battery issues)
- DUAL COCKPITS
|Note: Flight controls match
standard military aircraft layout. Joystick Mechanically interlinked
with full feel (position and force) for pitch & roll.
|Rudder Pedals - Mechanically
interlinked for heading.
| Thrust Lever - Left side,
mechanically interlinked with auto thrust lock out on start
|Directional Thrust - Electronically
linked for reverse, cut out and differential.
|Power Sequencer - Electronically
linked dual, power up and thrust enable switching.
|Emergency Air Bags - Dual
redundant activation for surface egress.
|Drop Weight - Dual redundant
activation (redundant because of fixed positive buoyancy and
bags for emergency surface egress).
/ NAVIGATION / COMMUNICATION
|Attitude Indicator - Pitch/roll
attitude indicator in front and rear instrument cluster.
|Compass - Standard navigational
compass in front and rear instrument cluster.
|Depth Gauge - Standard depth
gauge in front and rear instrument cluster.
|Surface Communication - Standard
|Underwater Communication -
DSP-based digital communication system.
|Sonar - Polar scanning sonar
with heads-up display.