Extra EA-200

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Extra EA-200
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Extra 200
Role Aerobatic Aircraft
National origin Germany
Manufacturer Extra Flugzeugbau
Designer Walter Extra
First flight 2 April 1996
Unit cost
225,000 USD (2007)
Developed from Extra EA-300

The Extra 200 (Type EA-200) is a two-seat, tandem arrangement, low-wing aerobatic monoplane with conventional (taildragger) landing gear fully capable of Unlimited category competition, built by Extra Flugzeugbau.[1]

Designed by Walter Extra, it was introduced to the United States market in 1996.[2] The Extra 200 is a little smaller than the Extra 300, and is powered by a 200 hp (149 kW) rather than the Extra 300's 300 hp (224 kW) Lycoming engine making it a great choice for those on a restricted budget. It offers the flying characteristics of the EA-300, is capable of all unlimited maneuvers, and makes a great all-round training/sports aerobatic aircraft.

Design[edit]

The Extra 200 is based on the design of the Extra 300, and the two aircraft share many similarities. The Extra 200 has a welded steel (4130) tube fuselage covered in fiberglass and fabric with a carbon/glass hybrid composite empennage (i.e., the tail assembly, including the horizontal and vertical stabilizers, elevators, and rudder), and a bubble canopy. The monocoque wings have a carbon fiber composite spar with fiberglass skins and an integral fuel tank. A symmetrical airfoil, mounted with a zero angle of incidence, provides equal performance in both upright and inverted flight. The landing gear is fixed taildragger style with composite main legs and fiberglass wheel pants. The piston-engined powerplant is a fuel-injected Lycoming AEIO-360-A1E that produces 200 horsepower (149 kW), and it is equipped with a 3-bladed constant-speed MTV-12-B-C/C 183-17e propeller made of laminated wood encased in glass-fiber reinforced plastic. The Extra 200 is stressed for ±10 G with one person on board and ±8 G with two, and has an FAA certified load factor in the US to ±10 G.

Background[edit]

In the late 1990s, the Extra 200 was considerably less expensive, at $170,000 (1996 new), versus the Extra 300L's price of $235,000 (1996 new). In performance, at lower power settings, the aircraft handling is similar to the Decathlon while at full power it exhibits performance similar to the Pitts S-2– the Pitts has a 60 hp edge, but the Extra 200's aerodynamic and clean design makes it comparable in performance. The Extra 200 is now back in limited production (2007) after a hiatus in which Extra Aircraft focused on the development of the Extra EA-500 whose costs of development forced the company into bankruptcy. With new ownership, the company is again producing a range of aerobatic aircraft including the EA-200. The base price is $225,000 as of 2007.

Specifications (Extra 200 EA-200)[edit]

General characteristics[edit]

  • Crew: one pilot or two in tandem
  • Capacity: two pilots
  • Length: 6.80 m (22 ft 4 in)
  • Wingspan: 7.50 m (24 ft 7 in)
  • Airfoil: symmetrical
  • Height: 2.56 m (8 ft 5 in)
  • Wing area: 10.4 m² (112 ft²)
  • Empty: 540 kg (1,190 lb)
  • Loaded: 800 kg (1770 lb) (two pilot aerobatic configuration)
  • Maximum takeoff: 870 kg (1,914 lb)
  • Powerplant: Lycoming AEIO-360-A1E, 149 kW (200 hp)
  • FAA/EASA Certified Load Factor: ±10 G with one person on board

Performance[edit]

  • Never Exceed Speed: 396 km/h, 217 kts (248 mph)
  • Maneuvering Speed: 154 kts
  • Stall Speed: 53-59 kts[3]
  • Range: 1,080 km (670 mi)
  • Service ceiling: 4,573 m (15,000 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 686 m/min (2,250 ft/min)
  • Wing loading: 83,65 kg/m² ( 17,09 lb/ft²)
  • Power/Mass: 0,1713 kW/kg ( 0,1045 hp/lb)

See also[edit]

Related development:

Comparable aircraft:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EXTRA Aerobatic Airplanes". EXTRA Flugzeugproduktions - und Vertriebs - GmbH. Retrieved 2015-03-09. 
  2. ^ "Extra Aircraft history performance and specifications". Certified Aircraft Database. Retrieved 2015-03-09. 
  3. ^ "Extra Aircraft". Retrieved May 15, 2012. 

External links[edit]

  • [1] Manufacturer's Website—Specifications, addresses of the company dealers, pictures and movies.
  • [2] Service Manual — Provides information necessary for servicing, maintaining, and repair of the EA-200.
  • [3] Pilot's Operating Handbook — A document developed by the aircraft manufacturer that contains FAA approved Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) information.