Plane of the Week: Extra EA-300
Byon Apr 15th 2016
Top speed: 213 mph
Length: 22'9 1/2"
Height: 8' 7 1/4 "
Empty Weight: Appox. 1,500 lbs
Loadded Weight: 2095 lbs
Capacity: 2 People
First flight: May 1988
Powerplant: Lycoming AEIO-540-L1B5
The Extra EA-300 is an aerobatic monoplane made of an aluminum and fabric covered steel fuselage. It is powered by the Lycoming o-540-L1B5, and American made six-cylinder horizontally opposed engine that produces roughly 300 horsepower. the Extra EA-300, Two seat model took off on it's maiden flight on May 6th, 1988 and on May 16th, 1990 it received it a German Type Certification.
In addition to the EA-300, there are several other variants of this plane, Probably most notably, the 300s which is the single seat version. Other variants include:
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