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N511EA

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Express Series 2000FT Specifications

The Express Series 2000FT composite aircraft offers an unmatched combination of speed, beauty, comfort and HUGE payloads.... all while maintaining safe low-speed handling characteristics and an affordable price!

N511EA was registered in 1999 and has 731 hours total time since new. Click for Avionics List.

 

Length

25 Feet

Height

8 Feet

Wing Span

32 Feet

Wing Area

138 sq. Feet

Wing Loading

26 lbs/sq. ft.

Aspect Ratio

7.42:1

Power Loading

11.6 lbs/hp

Landing Gear

Fixed Tricycle

Cabin Width (Front/Rear)

46/44

Seats

4 (2 + 2)

Cabin Length

10.8 feet

Cabin Height

45"

Engine/HP

Continental  IO-550-N (310hp)

Prop

Hartzell 3-Blade
Constant Speed

Gross Weight

3,600 lbs.

Empty Weight

1,825 lbs.

Useful Load

1,775 lbs.

Fuel Capacity

(US Gallons/Pounds)1

140 / 840

Payload (with/140 gallons of fuel)

935 lbs.

Vne

230 kts IAS

Cruise @ 75%

175 kts TAS

Stall Speed Vs1

55 kts

Stall Speed Vs0

53 kts

Range @ 75% Power

1,800 nm

Rate of Climb (Gross)

1,200 fpm

Maximum Service Ceiling

20,000 ft.

Demonstrated Crosswind Component

29 knots

Price (US Dollars)

$150,000 Or Best Offer

  1 Optional Auxiliary Tanks add 30 to 50 US Gallons

Large Cabin

    

The Express Series 2000FT offers a large, comfortable cabin for pilot & passengers of all sizes!

The Express Series 2000FT  features countless upgrades and refinements making it the most versatile and flexible 4-place single you can fly.

Huge Payload

The Express Series 2000FT has a huge payload capability. Compare the Express with the closest competition, the Lancair ES. The Lancair can only manage 630 pounds of passengers and baggage with full fuel of 95 gallons.

The Express exceeds the ES by over 300 pounds of payload with 140 gallons of fuel. If you fly with only 95 gallons the Express payload goes to over 1200 pounds, almost twice the payload in a head-to-head comparison.

 

Efficient Design

Though Lancair uses expensive and difficult to work with materials the Express achieves a more efficient airframe design using proven and easy to work materials. Compare the portion of the gross weight taken up by the airframe. The Express weighs 11 percent less, leaving more payload and fuel capacity available.

Lancair and others like to tout the use of carbon fiber in their airframe. A side effect of using this material is that internal antennas work very poorly or not at all when covered in carbon fiber. You will see on the ads many antennas protruding from the belly of the Lancair. That induces significant drag negating the marginal weight reduction contribution to speed.

Comparison to Other Aircraft in Class

How does the Express 2000FT stack up against other aircraft in the 4 place, heavy cruiser class? Using published specifications and the standard 170 pound passenger loading half the models represented above cannot even fill the tanks and all four seats. Bonanza has almost nothing left over for baggage with only 74 gallons of fuel capacity.

Let's level the playing field with 74 gallons of fuel for all aircraft and up the passenger load to a more realistic 200 pounds per passenger and look at just the baggage capacity. For the Bonanza, Cirrus and Lancair products you have to not only leave your baggage home, but some of your passengers too. Only the Four Winds 210, a much slower airplane, can claim to be a true 4 place aircraft.

How does the cost of acquiring the aircraft compare to useful load performance? By multiplying the price by the useful load, then normalizing to the Express 2000FT you get the above. You pay about four times as much with the Bonanza for the same payload as the Express 2000FT. The Cirrus and Lancair products are more than twice as expensive per pound than the Express 2000FT.

Payload is not everything. Speed is the driver for most, so above is the price - speed performance comparison. The Bonanza cost three times per knot as the Express and the others fall far short.

Low Drag Wing

The 2000FT now has a low-drag wing. Both aircraft offer unsurpassed loading flexibility and comfortable, high speed cross-country travel.

Express Airfoil Drag Comparison

The new Series 2000FT wing is a totally new low-drag airfoil design and wing section optimized for high altitude, high-speed cruise. Unlike most other high-performance aircraft, the Series 2000FT does not achieve it's high-cruise speeds at the expense of safe, low-speed handling the Express is famous for.  This has all resulted in an aircraft that offers the best of both worlds.

High-performance cruise AND safe slow-speed stability.

  
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis of the new Series 2000 wing (pre-fairing) performed
by David Lednicer & Bob Lind of Analytical Methods, Inc of Redmond, Washington