Thursday, April 15, 2010
MICCO AIRCRAFT “SP20”/“SP26”
|STANDARD DATA: (SP20) Seats 2. Gross wt. 2,600. Empty wt. 1,800. Fuel capacity 73. Engine 200-hp Lycoming IO-360-C1E6.
PERFORMANCE: Cruise 140 kts. Stall 43 kts. Initial climb rate 950 fpm. Ceiling 12,000. Takeoff roll 600'. Landing roll 700'.
STANDARD DATA: (SP26) Seats 2. Gross wt. 2.850. Empty wt. 2,040. Fuel capacity 68. Engine 260-hp Lycoming IO-540-T4B5.
PERFORMANCE: Cruise 155 kts. Stall 49 kts. Initial climb rate 1,500 fpm. Range 800 nm. Ceiling 18,000'. Takeoff roll 800'. Landing roll 700'.
The Micco Aircraft Company acquired the type certificate for the original two-place Meyers 145 in 1994. The company invested in a substantial effort to redesign and improve the aircraft, and eventually won an amended type certificate for the SP20 in early 2000. The 200-hp, all-metal low wing sports plane had retractable gear and was fully aerobatic. Looking to push the envelope even further, Micco put a 260-hp SP26 into production in 2002. The more advanced designed allowed for +6 Gs and –3 Gs at its maximum gross weight.