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Extra Flugzeugbau Extra 300

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Type: Civilian

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Information on the Extra 300

The Extra Flugzeugbau Extra 300 is a competition-level aerobatic monoplane aircraft. Designed by Walter Extra, a retired aerobatic pilot, in 1987. It has since evolved into a higher-performance single-seat version (the 300S/330XS) and has been updated to make use of composite technology.

The aircraft is based on a welded steel tube fuselage covered in light alloy and fabric. The mid-set wing is made of carbon composites under fiberglass shells and uses a symmetrical airfoil. The landing gear is fixed taildragger style with composite main legs and fiberglasss wheel pants.

The Extra 300 is stressed for +/- 10 G with one person on board and +/- 8G with two. The Extra 300L is a two-seater low wing variant of the 300, with its wingspan reduced from 26 ft 3 in (8.00 m) to 25 ft 3 in (7.70 m). Improved ailerons boost the 300L's roll rate to 400 degrees per second. The 300S has a wingspan reduced by 1 ft 7? in, and is also fitted with larger ailerons. The Extra 330 is a development of the 300S with a wider-chord rudder and a more powerful Lycoming IO-580 powerplant producing 330 hp (246 kW).

Notable examples

* The Royal Jordanian Falcons, the aerobatic demonstration team of the Royal Jordanian Airline and the official national aerobatic team of Jordan, perform in a formation of four Extra 300s.
* An Extra 300 owned and flown by Chuck Coleman was one of the official chase planes of Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne and Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer (during flight test). The aircraft was destroyed and Coleman was critically injured in a crash at the Mojave spaceport, on 16 August 2006, as Coleman practiced an aerobatics routine for an upcoming airshow.

Trivia

Patty Wagstaff's Extra 300S is featured on three flight simulators: Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 and Microsoft Flight Simulator X.

Source: This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Extra 300".



Extra 300 Specifications

Crew: one pilot
Capacity: one
Length: 6.65 m (22 ft 9.5 in)
Wingspan: 7.70 m (25 ft 3 in)
Height: 2.62 m (8 ft 7 1/4 in)
Wing area: 10.44 m? ( ft?)
Empty: 620 kg (1,199 lb)
Maximum takeoff: 868 kg (1,914 lb)
Powerplant: Lycoming AEIO-540-L1B5, 300 hp
Maximum speed: 408 km/h
Range: 944 km (586 miles) with auxiliary fuel
Service ceiling: 4875 m (16,000 f)
Roll Rate:360 degrees



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