December 2014 - IAC Chapter 58

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December 2014 - IAC Chapter 58
DECEMBER, 2014
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New Aircraft Reviews
A new machine in 2015? Read
about hot new aircraft!
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STAY INFORMED!
Visit our website often as information is added as it becomes available. There are already two Northeast
and the National contests scheduled in addition to chapter events. View the Calendar tab for all events
and the 2015 Contests tab for contest detail. http://www.iac58.org/home.html
The first event of the year will be a cocktail and diner social event at Fiorentino’s bar and restaurant at the
Lancaster Airport terminal on January 24th, starting at 5:00 pm. This user pay event is in a central location
and offers yummy Italian cuisine and roughly 60 beer choices with a dozen on tap (http://fiorentinos.com).
Note we did not schedule a Judges School this year as both chapters 35 (New England) and 52 (New
Jersey) are planning that event. Details on both schools will be published when available.
If you have not yet found the 2015 Knowns, here are the links:
PRMP-Known-2015.pdf
SPTP-Known-2015.pdf
INTP-Known-2015.pdf
ADVP-Known-2015.pdf
Happy New Year!
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New Aerobatic Aircraft Available from
Chapter Members
by Blair Mohn
When you are ready to order your
bespoke aerobatic aircraft, there is
no need to look further than your
fellow chapter 58 members. One
wing or two, we uniquely have
members who sell the ultimate
performers in the colors and
configuration of your choice!
Bill Finagin was probably flying and
selling the Pitts brand before most us
flew our first solo! For approximately
$350k, he can delivery the factory’s
highest performance certified 2
seater ever.
is 1.5 times faster the A’s! Add the smoother 6 cylinder
motor of the C, larger and more responsive rudder, three
bladed Hartzell Claw propeller and equal-pressure-in-alldirections stick forces, it handles like a different and
more modern aircraft than the A.
With a white instead of black interior
paint and lexan floor, the C is more
inviting than the A in addition to
providing improved visibility. Also
improved is pilot comfort with new air
vents and separation between pilot
and passenger. For the C, Pitts offers
a slick “racer canopy” for passengerless flights that reduces drag,
increases airspeed and adds a high
performance look to the profile.
Pitts aficionados will tell you the
aircraft are addictive, possessing a
combination of handling and
mechanical simplicity that is far more
engaging than the soul-less
The six cylinder S2C evolved over
competition
tools of newer design.
many decades from the two-seat, four
They
also
note
that
cross
country
with the world framed
cylinder S2A which received its FAA certificate in 1971.
by
two
wings
connects
the
pilot
to
the magic of early
While visually and dimensionally similar, the C is a vastly
aviation. While retaining the allure that has enchanted
higher performing machine.
pilots since the “little stinker” was introduced, the C
amps the performance without losing the Pitts’
Subjectively, I noticed the C performed better with both
specialness.
me and Bill in the aircraft than my A performs with me
alone. Checking the numbers, the total loaded aircraft
Contact Bill Finagin at cell phone number (410)
weight to horsepower ratio is better with the two of us
in the C than me alone in the A! Further, the C’s roll rate 353-2622 and email address [email protected] .
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Pitts S2C
Engine
Length
Height
Wing Span
Wing Area
Lycoming AEIO-540, 260 HP
The Claw by Hartzell® 78 in: Composite Constant
Speed
17 feet 9 inches
6 feet 5 inches
20 feet
127.5 square feet
Wing Loading
13.3 lb/sqft (normal)/12.7 lb/sqft (aerobatic)
Power Loading
6.59 lb/hp (normal)/6.25 lb/hp (aerobatic)
Seats
Cabin Length
Cabin Width
Cabin Height
Empty Weight
Maximum Gross Weight
Useful Load
Payload w/Full Fuel
2 tandem
6 feet 11 inches
28 inches
47 inches
1,155 pounds
1700 pounds
545 lb (normal)/470 lb (aerobatic)
371 pounds
Propeller
Fuel Capacity w/5 Gallon Wing Tank 29 U.S. gallons (28 gallons usable)
Aerobatic Flight Load Limits
Takeoff Distance Ground Roll
Takeoff Distance Over 50 ft Obstacle
Max Demonstrated Crosswind Component
Rate of Climb, Sea Level, Minimum Weight
Maximum Level Speed, Sea Level
Cruise Speed at 75% Power
Range w/30 min rsv. at 75% Power
Fuel Consumption at 75% Power
Best Economy
Landing Distance over 50 ft Obstacle
Landing Distance, Ground Roll
VY (Best Rate of Climb)
VA (Design Maneuvering)
VNO (Max Structural Cruising)
VNE (Never Exceed)
VSI (Stall, Clean)
+6 G/-5 G
554 feet
893 feet
17 kt
2,900 fpm
169 kt
150 KTAS/1.5 hours
284 st. miles
14.7 gph
6,000 feet
2,124 feet
1320 Feet
KIAS 82
KIAS 134
KIAS 134
KIAS 185
KIAS 53
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XA42
Airframe
Cockpit
> Airframe carbon monocoque construction
manufactured layup method
> Stick and rudder controls for both seats
> surface protected by high quality acrylic paint
> the wing is a one piece double box main spar for
the best safety
> ailerons are hinged on 5 points
> equipped with spades to reduce control forces
and enhance handling
> aileron and elevator controls are actuated via
carbon tubing
> canopy has an emergency jettison system
> Airframe carbon monocoque constru
manufactured layup method
> rudder pedals are adjustable
> surface protected by high quality acry
> engine is controlled via push-pull cables
> seats are equipped with a 5-point aerobatic
harness system
> all control surfaces can be removed within two
hours by two people
> main gear struts are steel spring type
> tailwheel is linked to the rudder pedals and is
lockable
o-seated aerobatic Aircraft
Systems
how to use the most modern all-rounder of the world:
> 12 V electric system
cise up to unlimited competition aerobatics
> 20 amp alternator
people in style with speed and range
> smoke tank with filling system
> two wing tanks (each 105 l / 27.7 US.gal)
wonders of speed and performance
> aerobatic tank with 67 l / 17,7 US.gal
Airframe
Powerplant / Propeller
> Lycoming AEIO-580 B1A, 6 cylinder piston
engine with 235kW / 315HP
> inverted aerobatic oil system
> MTV-9-B-C/C203-20d 3-blade propeller with
80 inch diameter
> 2x 3-in-1 exhaust system
> the wing is a one piece double box m
the best safety
> ailerons are hinged on 5 points
> equipped with spades to reduce cont
and enhance handling
> all control surfaces can be removed w
hours by two people
> main gear struts are steel spring type
> tailwheel is linked to the rudder peda
lockable
X Aother
4 1 hand, if you are planning to compete at the
On the
become second nature with a
Systems
Unlimited single-seated aerobatic Aircraft
World Aerobatic Championships, inquire with Mike
few flights. Also new to me were
> 12 V electric system
You have the choice how to use the most modern all-rounder of the world:
Ciliberti
about the Extreme Air 41 and 42. Thoughtfully
the characteristics of a Sukhoi wing. We flew loops by
> 20 amp alternator
> compete and exercise up to unlimited competition aerobatics
evolved from the Extra-style mono-wing aircraft and
simply by slightly moving the stick aft, leaving it there and
> smoke tank with filling system
> enjoy to fly in style with speed and range
costing $400-450k, the Thunderbolt 580 powered, all
riding the loop while feeling the wing self> load.
Similarly
two wing tanks (each 105 l / 27.7 US.
> discover the feeling of easy slow-speed handling and accurate high-speed maneuverability
carbon fiber aircraft incorporates the most recent
on the pull from horizontal to vertical, apply
a very small
> aerobatic tank with 67 l / 17,7 US.gal
technology for ultimate performance. If you describe your stick deflection and grunt with no further stick deflection
Equipment can range from „spartan-competition“ to „luxury-leather“ with highend avionics, just ask us !
ultimate aircraft as a FAA certified two seater like the
or the G meter will peg. With a 450 degree per second
Extra 330LX, but without the steel tube frame and
roll rate, I only used full aileron deflection at low airspeed.
utilizing a Sukhoi style wing, the 42 is your dream come
The take off and landing were simple and normal while
true. A similar definition applied a single seater will lead
the flight to and from the practice area gave the
you to the 41.
impression of a fast and relatively comfortable cross
country ride (note the advertising claims a very long,
Extreme Air appears to have combined elements of the
1050 nm range at 167 kts and 800 nm at 205 kts).
Extra, MXS and Sukhoi with the artistic design of Italian
exotic automobiles. The appearance of the metallic silver Contact Mike Ciliberti at cell number 302-521-0499 and
exterior with quilted red leather interior of the 42 I flew
email address [email protected] .
was jaw dropping stunning. Admittedly, watching Debby
Rihn-Harvey fly the aircraft in Intermediate at Nationals
Comparing the two, I find the Pitts personality is happy
convinced everyone that color shows better on the
and playful. Perhaps the aircraft equivalent to a Mini
ground than in competition. Nonetheless, the integration
Cooper S; grins and giggles. The Extreme Air is more of
of design detail and practical engineering both inside and a Porsche 911; an uber performance machine with a
out is unlike any other aerobatic aircraft I know.
serious demeanor. Wouldn’t be great to have a hanger
with both!
Attention also has been lavished on ergonomics. Note
how the rudder pedals more naturally angle outward
rather than the vertical position of most aircraft (they are
manually adjustable for leg length). And unlike a 330SC
in which I sat, the throttle lever falls comfortably to hand.
from „spartan-competition“ to „luxury-leather“ with highend avionics, just ask us !
Flying the 42 with Unlimited Competitor Joe Brinker in the
front seat, I found the 42 to be surprisingly quiet and
comfortable. The controls were smooth, heavier than I
expected and predictably hyper responsive and powerful.
The only unusual control was the locking tailwheel
activated by pulling the stick full aft. To turn while taxiing,
the stick must be moved forward far enough to unlock the
wheel. Interesting and logical, I expect it’s use would
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XA 42
Engine
Speeds
> Lycoming AEIO-580-B1A
VNE, Never exceed speed
225 KIAS
> 6 cylinder piston engine
with 235 kW / 315 HP
VNO, max. cruising speed
185 KIAS
Maximum operating altitude
15.000 ft
Propeller
Performance
> MT Propeller MTV-9-B-C / C203-20d
Rollrate
450° / sec
> 3-blade, hydraulic constant speed
Rate of climb
with 1874 lbs / 850 kg at Vy
3.212 ft / min
Dimensions
Empty mass approx.
1411 lbs
640 kg
In 4.000 ft,
ISA, @ 45% power setting
Maximum empty mass
1477 lbs
670 kg
Lean for best economy
Fuel flow
MTOM and MLM
Utility
2200 lbs
999 kg
max. baggage load
22 lbs
10 kg
Acro II
2200 lbs
999 kg
Acro III unlimited (+/- 10g)
1847 lbs
850 kg
Total fuel capacity
72.65 US.gal
275 Liter
Usable fuel
72.15 US.gal
273 Liter
Usable for Aerobatics (Acro III)
15 US.gal
57 Liter
167 KTAS
10 US.gal / h
Distance
including 60 min reserve
37 Liter / h
1050 NM
XA 41
XA41
Engine
Speeds
> Lycoming AEIO-580-B1A
VNE, Never exceed speed
225 KIAS
> 6 cylinder piston engine
with 235 kW / 315 HP
VNO, max. cruising speed
185 KIAS
Maximum operating altitude
15.000 ft
Propeller
Performance
> MT Propeller MTV-9-B-C / C203-20d
Rollrate
450° / sec
> 3-blade, hydraulic constant speed
Rate of climb
with 1874 lbs / 850 kg at Vy
3.212 ft / min
Dimensions
Empty mass approx.
1370 lbs
623 kg
In 4.000 ft,
ISA, @ 45% power setting
Maximum empty mass
1477 lbs
670 kg
Lean for best economy
Fuel flow
MTOM and MLM
Utility
2200 lbs
999 kg
max. baggage load
22 lbs
10 kg
Acro II
2200 lbs
999 kg
Acro III unlimited (+/- 10g)
1847 lbs
850 kg
Total fuel capacity
72.65 US.gal
275 Liter
Usable fuel
72.15 US.gal
273 Liter
Usable for Aerobatics (Acro III)
15 US.gal
57 Liter
Smoke Oil
7 US.gal
27 Liter
Distance
including 60 min reserve
167 KTAS
10 US.gal / h
37 Liter / h
1050 NM
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