Wednesday, September 10, 2008


STANDARD DATA: Gross weight: 5,200-6,000 lbs.; Empty weight: 2,750-3,150 lbs.; Fuel capacity: 120-180 gals. Wingspan: 36 ft. 6 in.; Length: 31 in.
PERFORMANCE: Top cruise: 192 kts; Stall: 46-54 mph; Climb rate: 800-2,000 fpm; Takeoff roll: 250-500 ft.; Landing roll: 700 ft.; Range: 672-795 nm.

This composite 7- to 10-seater has as much as 3,000 pounds of useful load. Powered by a Walter M601D turbine engine, the big experimental-category single can cruise at 200 mph without breaking a sweat. Because of the power-to-weight ratio, the 10XL can hop off the ground in just a few hundred feet and climb at 1,500-2,000 fpm. An even larger Comp Air 12 is already flying.


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