Velocity SE

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Velocity SE
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Velocity SE RG at the Mojave Spaceport
Role Homebuilt aircraft
National origin United States
Manufacturer Velocity Aircraft
Designer Duane Swing
Introduction 1995
Variants Velocity XL, Rocket Racer
The prototype Rocket Racer, a modified Velocity SE climbing to 10,000 feet (3,000 m) on it first full flight, October 29, 2007 at the Mojave Spaceport
The Rocket Racer on landing roll-out at Mojave.

The Velocity Model 173 SE (Standard Elite) is the entry level canard pusher aircraft from Velocity Aircraft.[1][2][3] The four seat, rear engine aircraft may be powered by a 160 hp (120 kW) Lycoming IO-320 or a 200 hp (150 kW) Lycoming IO-360 engine.[1]

Variants[edit]

Velocity SE-FG
Fixed landing gear version, 88 completed and flown by December 2011.[2]
Velocity SE-RG
Retractable landing gear version, 180 completed and flown by December 2011.[2]

Specifications (SE-RG IO-360)[edit]

Data from [4]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1/2
  • Capacity: 2/3 passengers / 1,000 lb (450 kg) payload
  • Length: 19 ft (5.8 m)
  • Wingspan: 29 ft 4 in (8.94 m)
  • Height: 7 ft 9 in (2.36 m)
  • Empty weight: 1,300 lb (590 kg)
  • Gross weight: 2,300 lb (1,043 kg)
  • Fuel capacity: 60 US gal (230 l; 50 imp gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming IO-360 4-cyl. horizontally-opposed air-cooled piston engine, 200 hp (150 kW)

Performance

  • Cruise speed: 187 kn (215 mph; 346 km/h) at 75% power
  • Landing speed: 70 kn (130 km/h; 81 mph)
  • Stall speed: 60 kn (69 mph; 111 km/h)
  • Never exceed speed: 200 kn (230 mph; 370 km/h) IAS
  • Range: 1,000 nmi (1,151 mi; 1,852 km) at 65% power
  • Service ceiling: 20,000 ft (6,100 m)
  • g limits: +12 -7
  • Rate of climb: 1,200 ft/min (6.1 m/s)
  • Wing loading: 18.88 lb/sq ft (92.2 kg/m2)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Velocity SE, Velocity Aircraft website, 2008, accessed 2010-12-11.
  2. ^ a b c Vandermeullen, Richard: 2011 Kit Aircraft Buyer's Guide, Kitplanes, Volume 28, Number 12, December 2011, page 75. Belvoir Publications. ISSN 0891-1851
  3. ^ "Velocity Aircraft" (PDF). Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Production Aircraft Specifications". velocityaircraft.coml. Retrieved 22 November 2015. 

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