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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

2008 Super Decathlon Model 8KCAB



New price:

$146,900

Engine make/model: Lycoming AEIO-360-H1B
Horsepower: 180@SL
TBO (hrs.): 1400
Fuel type: 100LL
Propeller diameter/type:
74-in., CS Hartzell
Landing gear type:
Tri./Conv.
Max ramp weight (lbs.): 1950/1800*
Gross weight (lbs.): 1950
Landing weight (lbs.): 1950
Empty weight, std. (lbs.): 1340
Useful load - std. (lbs.): 610
Payload - full std. fuel (lbs.): 376
Useable fuel (gals.): 39
Wingspan (ft.): 32
Overall length: 22 ft.10 in.
Height: 7 ft. 8 in.
Wing area (sq. ft.): 169.1
Wing loading (lbs./sq. ft.): 10.64
Power loading (lbs./hp.): 10 (aerobatic)
Seating capacity: 2
Cabin doors:
1
Cabin width (in.): 30
Cabin height (in.): 45
Baggage capacity (lbs.): 100
G-limits, aerobatic: +6/-5
 
 
PERFORMANCE

Cruise speed (kts.):

 
75% power: 128
55% power: 111
   
Fuel consumption (gph):
 
75% power: 9.5
55% power: 7.6
   
Vso (kts.):
46
Best rate of climb, SL (fpm): 1280
Service ceiling (ft.): 15,800
Takeoff distance (ft.): 495
Takeoff over 50 ft. obstacle (ft.): 904
Landing distance (ft.): 425
Landing over 50 ft. obstacle (ft.): 1051
  
Source: American Champion Aircraft  





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