A recent addition to the Velocity line of high performance aircraft is
the Elite XL. The XL for extra large combines
all the great flying qualities of the canard type airplane with the largest
cabin of all kit aircraft. Larger, in face, than almost all the general
aviation aircraft, including most twins shoulder to shoulder width
of 47.5. Compare this to a Mooney at 42.5, the Bonanza/Baron at
42, or the popular Cessna 182 which measures 44. Longer length
also allows for full size luggage in the aft baggage compartment. A larger
engine is also used in the XL to provide even more performance. Expect
a 200 kt cruise (230mph) on the popular and easy-to-find Lycoming IO 540,
260HP engine. Fuel burn on this engine at 65% power will yield a range
of over 1300nm (1500sm), with a 30 minute reserve, using the optional 100
gallon fuel capacity (standard fuel capacity on the Elite XL is 70 gal).
The XL kit, like the standard Elite & Elite LW, is available with fixed
or retractgear. Two large gull wing doors are standard.
Kit Price w/o Engine: ~$46,200
Plans Price: N/A
Number of Seats: 4
Building Materials: C
Building Time: ~1500 HRS
Standard Engine: LYC. OI-540/300 HP
Wing Span: 31 Ft.
Wing Area: 145 Sq. Ft.
Empty Weight: 1700 Lbs.
Gross Weight: 2800 Lbs.
Takeoff Distance: 1300 Ft.
Landing Distance: 1500 Ft.
Cruise Speed: 230 MPH
Top Speed: 240 MPH
Fuel Capacity: 70 Gal.
Range: 1200 Miles
For further information contact Velocity Aircraft:
200 W. Airport Drive Sebastian, FL 32958
Ph: (772) 589-1860