Lancair 320

The Lancair 320 is a two-seat single-engined light aircraft marketed in kit form. It is based on the Lancair 235, but with a larger fuselage and more powerful engine, and like the 235, is a low-winged monoplane of composite construction with a retractable tricycle undercarriage, with side-by-side seating in an enclosed cockpit. The Lancair 360 is similar, but with a more powerful engine.

In 1990 the ACT Apache 1, based on the Lancair 320 was proposed to be jointly built by Aerotech S.A. of Switzerland and Aviation Composite Technology Inc. in the Philippines for use by the Armed Forces of the Philippines and thePhilippine National Police.

 

Specifications

Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1993-94

General characteristics:

• Crew: 2

• Length: 21 ft 0 in (6.40 m)

• Wingspan: 23 ft 6 in (7.16 m)

• Height: 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)

• Wing area: 76.0 sq ft (7.06 m2)

• Empty weight: 1,040 lb (472 kg)

• Max takeoff weight: 1,685 lb (764 kg)

• Powerplant: 1 × Textron Lycoming O-320 air-cooled flat four, 160 hp (120 kW)

 

Performance

• Maximum speed: 260 mph (418 km/h; 226 kn) at sea level

• Cruise speed: 240 mph (209 kn; 386 km/h) at 7,500 ft (2,300 m)

• Stall speed: 63 mph (55 kn; 101 km/h)

• Range: 1,450 mi (1,260 nmi; 2,334 km) (no reserves)

• Service ceiling: 18,000 ft (5,486 m)

• Rate of climb: 1,650 ft/min (8.4 m/s)