Michael Sandlin, an American aerospace engineer, designed the GOAT UL glider more than 12 years ago.

Since then dozens of the Goat have been built and are flying worldwide. The design has proven the test of time.

AVIAD, a small Italian company, morphed it into a motor-glider. The AVIAD Zigolo MG12 is a SSDR (Single Seat De-Regulated) ultralight motor glider offering an alternative flying experience. It has excellent slow flight characteristics and a short landing and takeoff distance of only 130 feet. This aircraft meets the USA FAA FAR Part 103 rules for UL (SSDR) aircraft in USA, China, and numerous other countries. 

 

Some of the many reasons the Zigolo is the best choice in ultralight flying:

The Zigolo is available as a finished aircraft. Ultralights do not have any 51% build rule like the experimental class but can be offered ready to fly. 

  • On the other hand the Zigolo is available in kit form and is quite simple and very much fun to assemble. Plus saving money and learning new and rewarding skills. 
  • The Zigolo fits Part 103 which is the ultralight rule. The benefits of this are basically next to zero regulation besides staying out of controlled airspace. Not required: Pilot’s license, medical, registration or certification. However there are some weight and speed limits that the Zigolo easily meet. But should a builder choose to fly outside the Part 103 rules the Zigolo has been inspected and approved as an E-AB kit and can be found on the FAA list of approved kits. 
  • The Zigolo is cheap! Not to say low quality. In fact it is a very high-quality aircraft. It is simply inexpensive. Base price is only $11,000 and that includes EVERYTHING but finish paint and power system. 
  • The Zigolo is perfectly-suited to electric power. And that makes it ideal! Now one can fly low and slow and quiet and safe. A perfect combination.  
  • The new wing remove system means the wings can be removed in just a couple minutes each. Less hanger space required or take it home on a trailer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kT89bm_7dMg 
  • It is a conventional aircraft, not a weight-shift, not a powered parachute, but a full 3-axis aircraft

It fits multiple missions

  • It is perfect for the morning or evening patrol which I prefer in smooth calm air. This mission is the most comfortable and scenic. Most UL pilots enjoy a local evening flight more than any other mission. 
  • It is a motor-glider. Well that is a bit of a misnomer. It is more of a motor-floater in that the glide ratio (L/D) is nowhere near that of a glider but due to its’ large wing and therefore very low wing loading the sink rate is reasonably low. This allows Zigolo pilots to stay up without the power on in mild to medium lift conditions. Plus the turn radius is so tight and slow it is easy for novice glider pilots to stay in thermals and practice this lovely form of aviation.  

Zigolo Price List

Price ListQuantityPriceTotal
ZIGOLO ULTRALIGHT KIT
1$11,000$11,000
INCLUDED: QUICK WING REMOVAL SYSTEM, SWIVEL TAIL WHEEL
CHOOSE POWER SYSTEM
COMPLETE PLUG & PLAY ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEM 20 KW$17,500
VITTORAZI MOSTER 180 2-STROKE GAS ENGINE 25 HP
$4,500
CHOOSE PARACHUTE
COMELLI PNEUMATIC-PROPELLED PARACHUTE
$2,895
BRS ROCKET PARACHUTE$3,895
OPTIONS
VITTORAZI ELECTRIC START
$425
HAVE YOUR KIT ASSEMBLED AND TEST-FLOWN
$6,000
CRATING
1$500$500
FREIGHT TO USA
1$2000$2000
TOTAL

ZIGOLO STANDARD EQUIPMENT LIST

  • HALL AIRSPEED INDICATOR
  •  4-POINT SEATBELTS
  •  2-BLADE PROPELLER
  •  PRE-FABRICATED PARTS
  •  MOST TUBES ANODIZED
  •  ALL AN FITTINGS, SCREWS, HARDWARE INCLUDED CABLES NICO-PRESSED TO SIZE
  •  GEAR WITH SHOCKS INCLUDED
  • COVERING DACRON & GLUE
  • ASSEMBLY MANUAL & ASSEMBLY DRAWINGS NOT INCLUDED: PAINT

The Zigolo is ideal for electric power.

After 5 years of R&D we are finally now shipping a complete plug & fly electric power system that offers 45-50 minutes flight endurance.

See our Electric page for details on this system.

Specifications

SPECIFICATIONSIMPERIAL 
WING SPAN36.4FEET
WING AREA170FT²
EMPTY WEIGHT INCLUDING PARACHUTE209.4LBS
GROSS WEIGHT485LBS
PAYLOAD275.6LBS
LOAD FACTOR
SAFETY FACTOR
ASPECT RATIODEGREES
WING DIHEDRALDEGREES
LENGTH18FEET
HORIZONTAL STABILIZER SPAN9.8FEET
HEIGHT AT RUDDER4.3FEET
WEIGHT/HP15.4 LBSHPLBS/HP
WING LOADING @ 175 KG GROSS2.23 LBSFT²

Performance

PERFORMANCE  
Stall Vs22MPH
CRUISE @ 6800 RPM42MPH
MAXIMUM SPEED Vne48MPH
RATE OF CLIMB394FT/MIN
SINK RATE276FT/MIN
GLIDE RATIO11:1
MANUERVERING SPEED Va40MPH
FUEL CONSUMPTION1.6GPH
FUEL CONSUMPTION @ 30 KG THRUST0.92GPH
RANGE59MILES
TAKE-OFF DISTANCE131FEET
TAKE OFF DISTANCE OVER 50 FOOT OBSTICLE590FEET