Monday, June 1, 2009
EDI “EXPRESS 90”
|STANDARD DATA: Seats 4. Gross wt. 2,895. Empty wt. 1,700. Fuel capacity 92. Engine 260-hp Lycoming 10-540.
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 240. Cruise mph 210. Initial climb rate 1,300. Ceiling 22,000. Range 1,450. Takeoff distance (50') 650. Landing distance (50') 1,100.
Originally designed and built as the Wheeler Express by Ken Wheeler, Wheeler Technology, the Express 90 is a four to six-place, all composite, low-wing, fixedgear monoplane that subscribes to the high-tech school of kit-built aircraft. Express Design, Inc., acquired the rights to manufacture the Express 90 and is one of the more popular multipurpose cross-country aircraft. Two major features of the Express are its load-carrying capabilities and the versatile seating options available to the owner/builder. Ownership of the EDI Express 90 currently belongs to Express Aircraft.