Epic Victory

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Epic Victory
Epic Victory.jpg
Role Very Light Jet
Manufacturer Epic Aircraft
First flight 6 July 2007
Status Production suspended
Primary user None
Number built 16
Unit cost
Set Price 1 Million USD

The Epic Victory was the second experimental jet designed by Epic Aircraft, a company that was based in Bend, Oregon. While Epic Aircraft was closed in 2009, its assets were acquired through bankruptcy by Aviation Industry Corporation of China and LT Builders Group; which as of July 2010 were in the process of restarting production of the Victory.[1][2]

Development[edit]

The Victory is a single engine very light jet that was intended to be powered by a single Pratt & Whitney Canada PW600. Epic used the Williams FJ33 engine for testing but planned to switch to the PW600 for final production.

The aircraft seats 4 to 5, including the pilots, in a 2+2 or a 2+1+2 configuration. The aircraft took Epic only 6 and a half months to design from concept to a flying prototype, with the first flight on 6 July 2007 from Roberts Field in Redmond, Oregon.[3]

The company had intended that the jet would be available for less than US$1 million dollars. The aircraft was displayed at the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture fly-in at Oshkosh, Wisconsin in 2007 where the company began accepting down payments.

Specifications[edit]

Epic Victory

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 3 to 4
  • Length: 33 ft 5 in (10.19 m)
  • Wingspan: 36 ft 4 in (11.08 m)
  • Height: 10 ft 8½ in (3.26 m)
  • Empty weight: 2700 lb (1225 kg)
  • Gross weight: 5500 lb (2495 kg)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 368 mph (592 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 288 mph (463 km/h)
  • Range: 1380 miles (2222 km)
  • Service ceiling: 28,000 ft (8537 m)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grady, Mary (April 2010). "An Epic Deal Between Builders Group, Chinese Company". Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Grady, Mary (July 2010). "New Epic Owners At Oshkosh". Retrieved 1 August 2010. 
  3. ^ Flyer.co.uk Article "Epic Victory Jet makes first flight"

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