Plane & Pilot
Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Pipistrel Virus



2012 Piper Meridian
Price as flown ($/€ rate=$1.37/1): $128,000
Price range ($/€ rate=$1.42/1): $105,000 (basic) to
$142, 000*
Engine make/model: Rotax 912 UL
Horsepower: 80
Propeller: Pipistrel Vario
Wingspan: 40' 10.5"
Wing area (sq. ft.): 118
Aspect ratio: 13.1
Flap settings (degrees): -5, + 9, + 18
Empty weight (lbs.): 625
Max Takeoff Weight (MTOW, lbs.): 1210
Fuel tank capacity (useable, gals.): 24
   
PERFORMANCE
Stall with flaps (kts.): 34
Stall clean (kts.): 39
Cruising speed (kts.), 75% power: 115
Max. horizontal speed (kts.): 119
Vne (kts.): 120
Turbulence penetration speed (kts.): 76
Best climb speed (kts.): 70
Max climb rate (kts.): 1100
Best glide speed (kts.): 59
Best glide (L/D): 24:01:00
Takeoff run (990 lbs.) (ft.): 296
Service ceiling (990 lbs.) (ft.): 26,500
45°-45° roll time (sec.): 2.3 sec
Fuel consumption @ cruise (gals./hr): 2.9
Endurance: Up to 7.5 hours
Range (nm): 781
Max load factor (Gs): +4 , - 2
Ultimate design load factor: + 7.5, - 3.75
   
* (Dynon SkyView, fully loaded)





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