Thursday, April 15, 2010
|STANDARD DATA: Seats 4. Gross wt. 2,280. Empty wt. 1,350. Fuel capacity 40. Engine 185-hp TCM IO-360-ES.
PERFORMANCE: Cruise 126 kts. Stall mph 43. Initial climb rate 1,050 fpm. Ceiling 13,000. Takeoff run 900'. Landing roll 866'.
Luscombe Aircraft Corporation in Altus, Oklahoma was awarded an amended type certificate to reintroduce the classic Luscombe 11A “Sedan.” The new aircraft, now the Luscombe 11E, is a 4-place, single engine, high wing, aircraft with new tricycle landing gear, a more powerful fuel injected engine, and modern avionics. A memo issued by the FAA after testing the 11E stated, “In spite of exhaustive attempts, it has not been possible to cause the airplane to enter a spin condition.”