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Velocity XL RG


Designed by Dan J. Maher, the prototype Velocity first flew in July 1985, as the first four-seat, composite airplane kit, based on the Long-EZ.

 

The 1988 kit price, less engine, prop, and avionics, was $18,000.

 

The introduction of the larger wing 173 in 1992 introduced to the homebuilt category a more docile aircraft offering performance and efficiency.

 

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Velocity 173 RG Elite
 
By 1998 seventy examples were flying.

 

The Velocity SEs aerodynamic stability is one of its strongest assets. Featuring easy-entry dual gull-wing doors, this model accommodates 160 to 220 HP powerplants, providing a cruise of from 150 to 187 knots, depending on horsepower, propeller pitch and landing gear selected. As with the XL model, this kit is available with fixed or retract gear.


Introduced in 1997, the Velocity XL (extra large), added more width and length to the fuselage and provides room for Lycoming IO-540, and Continental IO-550 series engines.


2003 saw the introduction of the Velocity XL-5 (nicknamed the “Dash 5”), which is an option to the XL kit. In addition to all the “extras” of the Velocity XL model, the "Dash 5" includes an extra seat (it can accommodate 3 children on the rear bench seat), extra baggage space, extra packing versatility, extra passenger comfort, extra useful load, extra engine power, extra braking power, and extra rudder control

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In 2006 Velocity introduced the TXL, a series of modifications to the XL-5 to take full advantage of the Continental TSIO-550-C engine. The Continental C-model engine is a twin-turbo dual-intercooled 310HP power-plant which is turbo-charged to produce 100% of rated horsepower to about FL250. The factory demo aircraft "Turbo-Charlie" boasts true airspeeds at FL250 of 250knots and with the increased speed comes increased effective range.

 

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Velocity Jet
 
Antonio Espinal built his jet powered Velocity, N289AE, with the help of X-Jets. The first flight was successful, but the second flight landed short of the runway (accident), apparently because the pilot got behind the power curve and couldn't get the engine to come up to power quickly enough. This plane was flying again as of 2009. Espinal was killed in a crash of his Beech 98 in March of 2010.
 
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Velocity Jet

 

Velocity
Engine: Lycoming IO-360, 200 hp
Height: 7.9 ft
Length: 16.25 ft
Wing span: 28.63 ft
Wing area: 125 sq.ft
Fuel cap: 65 USG
Weight empty: 1250 lbs
Gross: 2250 lbs
Speed max: 215 mph.
Cruise: 200 mph
Range: 1200 sm
Stall: 75 mph
ROC: 1400 fpm
Take-off dist: 850 ft
Landing dist: 800 ft
Service ceiling: 20,000 ft
Seats: 4
Landing gear: fixed nose wheel

Velocity 173 / Velocity LW

 

Velocity 173 RG Elite
Empty weight: 567 kg
Wing span: 8.73 m
Wing area: 11.6 sq.m
Fuel capacity: 246 lt
Engine: Lycoming IO-360, 200 hp
MAUW: 1020 kg
Seats: 4
Max speed: 370 kph
Cruise speed: 350 kph
Minimum speed: 112 kph
Climb rate: 7.5 m/s
Fuel consumption: 40 lt/hr
Kit price (1998): $28,000

 

Velocity 173RG
Engine: Lycoming IO-360, 200 hp
Height: 7.9 ft
Length: 19.2 ft
Wing span: 31 ft
Wing area: 145 sq.ft
Fuel cap: 75 USG
Weight empty: 1300 lbs
Gross: 2400 lbs
Speed max: 210 mph
Cruise: 200 mph
Range: 1500 sm
Stall: 69 mph
ROC: 1700 fpm
Take-off dist: 750 ft
Landing dist: 700 ft
Service ceiling: 20,000 ft
Seats: 4
Landing gear: retractable nose wheel

Velocity Elite RG
Engine: Lycoming IO-360, 200 hp
Height: 7.9 ft
Length: 16.25 ft
Wing span: 28.63 ft
Wing area: 125 sq.ft
Weight empty: 1250 lbs
Gross: 2250 lbs
Fuel cap: 65 USG
Speed max: 230 mph
Cruise: 220 mph
Range: 1320 sm
Stall: 70 mph
ROC: 1500 fpm
Take-off dist: 850 ft
Landing dist: 800 ft
Service ceiling: 20,000 ft
Seats: 4
Landing gear: retractable nose wheel

Velocity XL
Engine: Lycoming IO-540, 260 hp
Length Overall: 20'
Height: 7' 9"
Wheel Base: 110"
Track Width: 80"
Wingspan: 31'
Canard Span: 188"
Main Wing Area: 122.5 Sq Ft
Canard Wing Area: 22.8 Sq Ft
Total Wing Area: 145 Sq Ft
Empty Weight: 1700 lbs
Gross Wt: 2800 lbs
Useful Load: 1100 lbs
Standard Fuel Qty: 70 USgals (93 opt)
Wing Loading at Gross: 19.31 lb/sq ft
Design Load Factors: +9/-7 G-Load
Tested Airframe Load: +6 G-Load
Cabin W/L/H: 47.5" x 94" x 43.5"
Seating: 2+2
Top speed: 239 mph
Cruise: 228 mph
Stall: 75 mph
Range: 1110 sm
Rate of climb: 1200 fpm
Takeoff dist: 1400 ft
Landing dist: 1500 ft
Service ceiling: 20,000 ft
Seats: 2+2
Landing gear: nosewheel

Velocity TXL
Engine: Cont. TSIO-550-C (310hp)
Length Overall: 20'
Height: 7'9"
Wheel Base: 110"
Track Width: 80"
Wingspan: 31'
Canard Span: 188"
Main Wing Area: 122.5 Sq Ft
Canard Wing Area: 22.8 Sq Ft
Total Wing Area: 145 Sq Ft
Empty Weight: 1790 lbs
Gross Wt: 2900 lbs
Useful Load: 1110 lbs
Standard Fuel Qty: 70 USgals (93 opt)
Wing Loading at Gross: 20.0 lb/sq ft
Design Load Factors: +9/-7
Tested Airframe Load: +6 G-Load
Cabin W/L/H: 47.5" x 94" x 43.5"
Seating: 2+3
Takeoff Distance: 1300 ft
Rate of Climb @ SL: 1600 fpm
Landing Distance: 1500 ft
Cruise Speed @ 75% Pwr: 250 ktas @FL250
Vne: 200 kias
Ceiling: 25,000ft+
Range at 65% Power: 1250 nm
Minimum Speed: 65 kts
Landing Speed: 75 kts

Velocity XL-RG
Engine: Lyc IO-540 300HP
Takeoff Distance: 1300 ft
Rate of Climb @ SL: 1500 fpm
Landing Distance: 1500 ft
Cruise Speed @ 75% Pwr: 205 ktas
Vne: 200 kias
Ceiling: 20,000ft+
Range at 65% Power: 1000 nm
Minimum Speed: 65 kts
Landing Speed: 75 kts

Velocity XL-FG
Engine: Cont IO-550 310HP
HP range: 260-310
Length: 20 ft
Wing span: 31 ft
Wing area: 145 sq.ft
Empty weight: 1700 lb
Gross weight: 2700 lb
Fuel capacity: 70 USG
Takeoff Distance: 1300 ft
Rate of Climb @ SL: 1300 fpm
Landing Distance: 1500 ft
Cruise Speed @ 75% Pwr: 185 ktas
Vne: 200 kias
Stall: 75 mph
Ceiling: 20,000ft+
Range at 65% Power: 816 nm
Minimum Speed: 65 kts
Landing Speed: 75 kts
Seats: 4
Cockpit width: 49.5 in
Landing gear: nosewheel

Velocity XL-RG
Engine: Lyc IO-540 260HP
Takeoff Distance: 1400 ft
Rate of Climb @ SL: 1350 fpm
Landing Distance: 1500 ft
Cruise Speed @ 75% Pwr: 190 ktas
Vne: 200 kias
Ceiling: 20,000ft+
Range at 65% Power: 950 nm
Minimum Speed: 65 kts
Landing Speed: 75 kts

Velocity XL RG
Engine: Continental IO-550, 310 hp
HP range: 260-310
Length: 20 ft
Wing span: 31 ft
Wing area: 145 sq.ft
Empty weight: 1700 lb
Gross weight: 2700 lb
Fuel capacity: 70 USG
Cruise: 230 mph
Stall: 75 mph
Range: 1280 sm
Rate of climb: 2000 fpm
Takeoff dist: 1500 ft
Landing dist: 1500 ft
Seats: 4
Cockpit width: 49.5 in
Landing gear: nosewheel

Velocity XL-FG
Engine: Lyc IO-540 260HP
Takeoff Distance: 1400 ft
Rate of Climb @ SL: 1200 fpm
Landing Distance: 1500 ft
Cruise Speed @ 75% Pwr: 175 ktas
Vne: 200 kias
Ceiling: 20,000ft+
Range at 65% Power: 875 nm
Minimum Speed: 65 kts
Landing Speed: 75 kts

Velocity XL-5
Length Overall: 20'
Height: 7' 9"
Wheel Base: 110"
Track Width: 80"
Wingspan: 31'
Canard Span: 188"
Main Wing Area: 122.5 Sq Ft
Canard Wing Area: 22.8 Sq Ft
Total Wing Area: 145 Sq Ft
Empty Weight: 1800 lbs
Gross Wt: 2900 lbs
Useful Load: 1100 lbs
Standard Fuel Qty: 70 USgals (93 opt)
Wing Loading at Gross: 20.0 lb/sq ft
Design Load Factors: +9/-7 G-Load
Tested Airframe Load: +6 G-Load
Cabin W/L/H: 47.5" x 94" x 43.5"
Seating: 2+3

Velocity XL FG-5
Engine: Continental IO-550, 310 hp
HP range: 260-310
Length: 20 ft
Wing span: 31 ft
Wing area: 145 sq.ft
Empty weight: 1750 lb
Gross weight: 2900 lb
Fuel capacity: 70 USG
Cruise: 200 mph
Stall: 75 mph
Range: 1150 sm
Rate of climb: 1400 fpm
Takeoff dist: 1500 ft
Landing dist: 1500 ft
Seats: 5
Cockpit width: 49.5 in
Landing gear: nosewheel

Velocity SE
Length Overall: 19'
Height: 7' 9"
Wheel Base: 100"
Track Width: 80"
Wingspan: 29' 4"
Canard Span: 164"
Main Wing Area: 102 Sq Ft
Canard Wing Area: 19.8 Sq Ft
Total Wing Area: 121.8 Sq Ft
Empty Weight: 1300 lbs
Gross Wt: 2300 lbs
Useful Load: 1000 lbs
Standard Fuel Qty: 60 USgals.
Wing Loading at Gross: 18.88 lb/sq ft
Design Load Factors: +12/-7 G-Load
Tested Airframe Load: +6 G-Load
Cabin W/L/H: 42" x 84" x 42.5"
Seating: 2+2

Velocity SE-FG
Engine: Lycoming IO-360, 200 hp
HP range: 160-260
Length: 19 ft
Wing span: 29.4 ft
Wing area: 122 sq.ft
Empty weight: 1300 lb
Gross weight: 2300 lb
Fuel capacity: 60 USG
Cruise: 184 mph
Stall: 63 mph
Range: 1320 sm
Rate of climb: 1500 fpm
Takeoff dist: 1500 ft
Landing dist: 1500 ft
Seats: 4
Cockpit width: 44 in
Landing gear: nosewheel

Velocity SE RG
Engine: Lycoming IO-360, 200 hp
HP range: 160-260
Length: 19 ft
Wing span: 29.4 ft
Wing area: 122 sq.ft
Empty weight: 1300 lb
Gross weight: 2300 lb
Fuel capacity: 60 USG
Cruise: 200 mph
Stall: 63 mph
Range: 1440 sm
Rate of climb: 1500 fpm
Takeoff dist: 1500 ft
Landing dist: 1500 ft
Seats: 4
Cockpit width: 44 in
Landing gear: nosewheel

Velocity XL RG 5
Engine: Lycoming IO-540, 260 hp
HP range: 260-310
Length: 20 ft
Wing span: 31 ft
Wing area: 145 sq.ft
Empty weight: 1750 lb
Gross weight: 2900 lb
Fuel capacity: 70 USG
Cruise: 230 mph
Stall: 75 mph
Range: 1270 sm
Rate of climb: 1800 fpm
Takeoff dist: 1500 ft
Landing dist: 1500 ft
Seats: 5
Cockpit width: 49.5 in
Landing gear: nosewheel

Velocity TXL 5
Engine: Continental IO-550, 310 hp
HP range: 260-310
Length: 20 ft
Wing span: 31 ft
Wing area: 145 sq.ft
Empty weight: 1700 lb
Gross weight: 2900 lb
Fuel capacity: 70 USG
Cruise: 290 mph
Stall: 70 mph
Range: 1320 sm
Rate of climb: 2000 fpm
Takeoff dist: 1300 ft
Landing dist: 1600 ft
Seats: 4
Cockpit width: 49.5 in
Landing gear: retract nose wheel

SUV
Engine: Lycoming O-320, 160 hp
Length: 19 ft
Height: 7 ft 9 in
Wheelbase: 100 in
Track width: 80 in
Wingspan: 29 ft 4 in
Canard span: 164 in
Total wing area: 121.8 sq.ft
Empty weight; 1235 lb
Gross weight; 2250 lb
Useful load; 1015 lb
Usable fuel: 50+ US gal
Wing loading: 18.37 lb/sq.ft
Design load factor; +12 / -9 G
Tested load factor: +6 G
Cabin (LxWxH): 42 x 84 x 42.5 in
Takeoff dist: 1600 ft
Rate of Climb: 900 fpm
Landing dist: 1500 ft
Cruise 8500 ft: 160 kt
Max speed SL: 168 kt
Ceiling; 16,000 ft
Range 75% pwr: 1000 nm
Min speed: 55 kt
Landing speed: 65 kt

 

 


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