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Velocity Model 173 RG
(A standard or "Sport" model fuselage with the long wings
of the Velocity XL)
Originally based at Airlake (KLVN), Lakeville, Minnesota
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--- SPECIFICATIONS and DESCRIPTION ---
Length -- 19 ft. 2 in.
Main Wing -- Span is 31 ft., Area is 122.5 sq. ft.
Canard -- Span is 15 ft 8in., Area is 22.8 sq. ft.
Design Static Load Factors -- +12 G, -9 G
Empty Weight -- 1650 lbs.
Gross Take-off Weight -- 2400 to 2600* lbs.
(*The higher gross is from a 4,000 ft. or greater runway at no greater than 2,500 ft density altitude and a crosswind below 5kts.)
Tested to 2900 lbs. Gross
Retractable Gear (electro-hydraulic)
Custom Leather interior w/ matching vinyl headliner
Dupont Imron 2000 paint
Optional overhead window
Optional speed brake
Optional four-into-one exhaust
King IFR Equipped
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Top airspeed as measured -- 180kts. (207mph)
(at sea level, pilot only, minimum fuel)
Typical cruise airspeed -- 150kts. (172mph)
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Engine -- Lycoming IO-360-C1C (200 hp) -- 380 hrs. SMOH
Fuel consumption at cruise --9 to 12 gal./hr.
Useable fuel -- 75 gal.
Actual out-of-pocket cost (no labor) -- $74,000
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