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EPIC Will Build S-LSA
Epic Aircraft, known for high-tech personal jet and turboprop designs, announced an LSA project in the works. Called Focus, the carbon-fiber two-seat airframe, a pet project of company head Rick Schrameck since 2000, will also be available in three other configurations, including a 400-knot turboprop version! Market price is estimated at $115,000 to $120,000.
The LSA's all-up weight of 1320 lbs. will include 615 lbs. useful load, 40kt. stall speed (full flaps), 115 kt. cruise at 75% power and a 1050 mile range (34 gallons w/30 min. reserve.)