Many propeller choices can be found to work with these engines. For fixed pitch we like Sensenich wood or Composite Ground Adjustable.
We have tested Constant speed props as well. For the Titan or Lycoming Types, Whirlwind aviation makes the RV200 series light weight CS prop. For Jabiru or ULPower we have tested the Airmaster series. installation of a constant speed prop is sure to increase performance, builders must take care and planing for the extra weight on the nose during the build process.
Cruise Speeds listed are at 75% power and 8,500'da, and at gross weight.
115hp to 160hp
|Height||8' to top of vertical stab|
41" at shoulder
42" at elbows
|Wing Area||91.0 sq ft|
|Gross Weight||1650 lbs at std. category|
|Fuel Capacity||40 gallons|
|Performance||Jabiru 3300||UL 390||O320 Titan XIO340|
|Horsepower||120 hp||160 hp||160 hp 180hp|
|Cruise Speed||130 kts TAS||140kns TAS||150 kts TAS 165kntsTAS|
|Vne||180 kts||180 kts||180 kts |
|Stall (Full Flap)||40 kts ||42knts||50 kts|
|Climb Rate||1200 ft/min||1200 ft/min||1500 ft/min 2000ft/min|
|Empty Weight||850 lbs||915 lbs||1020 lbs |
The Lightning XS kit has a redesigned forward fuselage structure that gives the builder the option to choose engines up to 180 hp. Taller landing gear for bigger props, bigger brakes, and 20 gallon fuel tanks are among some of the features of this new kit. It contains much of the same stuff as the classic but is only firewall aft. Then you choose from a list of firewall forward packages we offer to go with it.
These include the Titan XIO340 180hp, legacy piston engines O200-O320, 115 hp to 160 hp, UL Power UL520is 180 to 200 hp engines. If you have a different engine in mind then you can save the money on the firewall forward and just buy what you need.