Jim Younkin is the man behind TruTrak Flight Systems, a source for autopilot
devices in recreational aircraft. He’s also an experienced pilot of his RV-9
and other aircraft. Here is his report of the S-19.
“I found myself comparing the S-19 with our RV-9, a highly regarded
aircraft. The aileron response or feel is comparable to it. When slow flying
at the edge of a stall, directional control is positive, and even in the stall it
“The large flaps are very eff ective so as to permit a steep approach
without excessive speed buildup. Finally, I was pleased to note that both
the brake and a free-swivel nose gear were employed. This is much better
in crosswinds than the combination of a hand brake and steerable nose
gear found in most of the LSA I have flown. Another feature of value in the
crosswind situation is that it has sufficient cross-control response (slip).
“To sum it up, I would say I am inclined to compare it more with the RV-9
than other LSA aircraft I have flown.”