markmn Posted October 18, 2012 Report Share Posted October 18, 2012 Tecnam is exploring the possibility of developing a P2008 with the Rotax 914. This is a market that Flight Design has not explored so we are looking for feedback from CT owners. The main advantages would be for owners using their aircraft for travel and want as much speed as legally possible. The aircraft would be able to quickly and easily climb above the chop into smooth air and fly at the legal 10000ft altitude while maintaining the legal 120 kts calibrated airspeed Per LSA rules. This would translate to approx 147 kts true air speed at 10000ft at a very low fuel burn. This would be a very economical way to travel. we are hoping for 30-35 MPG. This would also be a great option for owners who fly in higher elevations. We understand there will be some prop inefficiencies due to the fixed prop but believe we can minimize this with some new prop technology that is available. The aircraft would be equipped with a ground adjustable prop so it can be individualized for each owners desires. There has been emphasis on weight reduction on the latest P2008s and we expect empty weights will be 20 to 25lbs heavier than the current CTLS with the 912 uls. The 914 is close to the weight of the new 912i. We already have some depositors but would like a few more to get this project moving! please contact me if you have interest. Mark Gregor Midwest Tecnam Sales email@example.com 507-327-9465 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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