Extra EA-230

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Extra 230 (D-EXMA) 02.jpg
Role Aerobatic sportsplane
Manufacturer Extra
Designer Walter Extra
First flight 14 July 1983

The Extra 230 was a single-seat aerobatic aircraft developed in Germany in the early 1980s. Designed by aerobatic pilot Walter Extra based on the layout of the Laser Z-200 he was previously flying, the Extra 230 was a conventional (if short-coupled) mid-wing cantilever monoplane with fixed tailwheel undercarriage and a wire-braced empennage. The fuselage and empennage were of steel tube construction, but the wings were wooden. Production continued until 1990, at which time it was replaced by the Extra 300

Specifications[edit]

Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1990–1991[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: One pilot
  • Length: 5.82 m (19 ft 114 in)
  • Wingspan: 7.40 m (24 ft 313 in)
  • Height: 1.73 m (5 ft 814 in)
  • Empty weight: 440 kg (970 lb)
  • Gross weight: 560 kg (1,234 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming AEIO-360-A1E, 149 kW (200 hp)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 352 km/h (218 mph)
  • Endurance: 2 hours  30 min
  • Rate of climb: 15 m/s (2,950 ft/min)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lambert 1990, p. 99.
  • Lambert, Mark (1990). Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1990–91. Coulsdon, UK: Jane's Defence Data. ISBN 0-7106-0908-6. 
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions. p. 926. 
  • World Aircraft Information Files. London: Bright Star Publishing. pp. File 893 Sheet 11.