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VECTOR 627

The Vector was produced as a kit by Aerodyne Systems in the early 1980s. Model 627 was an advanced version of the 22 hp Zenoah powered Model 610.

Model 627 had separate wing and rudder controls. Roll was created by spoilers on the top of the wings, which were operated by the center-mounted stick. The Vector had three wire-braced tubes to brace the V-type tail and to allow prop clearance.

The 627 kit came with all the necessary pieces to construct the ultralight. A builder could also obtain a parachute, strobe lights, and brakes from the company, but these items were not required on the Vector. At the field, a single pilot could set up a Vector 627 in about two hours from the car top.

Model 627 was powered by a 32 hp Rotax 377 engine. The engine was mounted out in front of the ultralight, but drove a prop that was located behind the trailing edge of the wing via a long shaft.

In 1982 the Vector competed in the London-to-Paris race. The 627 placed first in the three-axis control category, winning the event.

Curt Johnson donated his Vector 627 to the EAA AirVenture Museum in 1985.

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