Extra EA-400

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Extra EA-400
Extra 400 D-EXKG on runway vl.jpg
Role Six-seat utility aircraft
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Extra Flugzeugbau GmbH
First flight 23 April 1996

The Extra EA-400 is a six-seat single-engined monoplane produced by Extra Flugzeugbau GmbH. The EA-400 is powered by a liquid cooled Continental Voyager turbocharged piston engine.

Design and development[edit]

Started by Walter Extra, the company manufactures aerobatic airplanes almost exclusively with their latest products being the Extra EA-300 series. This changed with the introduction of the EA-400. It was a cross-country airplane with many exclusive features including carbon fiber construction, pressurized cabin, cantilevered high wing, and seating for six. Despite the capabilities of the airplane, its $1 million cost and a weak market saw slow sales.[citation needed]

Specifications (Extra EA-400)[edit]

Data from Extra EA-400 Standard Specification, Pilots Information Manual[1][2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 5 passengers
  • Length: 9.57 m (31 ft 5 in)
  • Wingspan: 11.5 m (37 ft 9 in)
  • Height: 3.09 m (10 ft 2 in)
  • Empty weight: 1,430 kg (3,153 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 1,999 kg (4,407 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Continental TSIOL-550-C Voyager
6-cyl. horizontally opposed liquid cooled turbocharged intercooled fuel-injected direct drive piston engine, 261 kW (350 hp) for takeoff, 242 kW (325 hp) continuous

Performance

  • Cruise speed: 348 km/h; 216 mph (188 kn) KTAS at mid weight, 90% power, 3,658 m (12,001 ft)
  • Never exceed speed: 387 km/h; 241 mph (209 kn)
  • Range: 3,889 km; 2,417 mi (2,100 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 7,620 m (25,000 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 7.1 m/s (1,400 ft/min) at MTOW - ISA

See also[edit]

Related development

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Extra EA-400 Standard Specification" (PDF). Extra Aircraft. Retrieved 2009-02-22. 
  2. ^ "Extra EA-400 pilot Information Manual" (PDF). Extra Flugzeugproduktions-und Vertriebs-GmbH. Retrieved 2009-02-22. 

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