TYPE: Aerobatic two-seat sportplane.
PROGRAMME: Prototype (D-ETEL) first flown 2 April 1996 and almost immediately shipped to USA for demonstrations and public debut at EAA Sun 'n' Fun in Lakeland, Florida, later that month; second prototype and principal flight test aircraft (D-EAZG) exhibited at ILA, Berlin, May 1996; German certification scheduled for 15 June 1996, followed by FAA certification (initially in Experimental/Exhibition Category) on 20 December 1996. Engineering designation Extra EA-300/200. May former the basis for future development of a new low-cost aerobatic aircraft.
CUSTOMERS: Prototype and five production aircraft delivered in 1996; 15 in 1997; five in 1998; further two in mid-1999; and one in mid-2000; further two completed in late 2001 for customers in USA and Ireland; total 31. None further in 2002 or 2003, but available only to order. Exports to USA account for 88 per cent of production.
COSTS: US$220,000 (late 2002).
Data generally as for Extra EA-300, except that below:
POWER PLANT: One 149 kW (200 hp) Textron Lycoming AEIO-360-A1E flat-four engine with Gomolzig exhaust, driving an MT-Propeller MTV-12-B-C/C183-17e three-blade, constant-speed propeller. Standard usable fuel capacity 117 litres (30.9 US gallons; 25.7 Imp gallons); optional long-range tanks increase usable capacity to 185 litres (48.9 US gallons; 40.7 Imp gallon). Aerobatic usable fuel limited to 32 litres (8.5 US gallons; 7.0 Imp gallons). Unusable fuel 5 litres (1.3 US gallons; 1.1 Imp gallons) in all cases.