|Role||Very Light Jet|
|First flight||6 July 2007|
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. Epic Aircraft declared bankruptcy in 2009. Its assets were acquired by Aviation Industry Corporation of China and LT Builders Group; which as of July 2010[update] were in the process of restarting production of the Victory.
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 six 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.
The company had intended that the jet would be available for less than US$1 million. The aircraft was displayed at the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture fly-in in 2007 at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, where the company began accepting down payments.
- 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)
- 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)
- Grady, Mary (April 2010). "An Epic Deal Between Builders Group, Chinese Company". Retrieved 12 April 2010.
- Grady, Mary (July 2010). "New Epic Owners At Oshkosh". Retrieved 1 August 2010.
- Flyer.co.uk Article "Epic Victory Jet makes first flight"
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