Lancair LC-40 Columbia 300/350/400

  • CountryUnited States of America
  • TypeHigh performance four seat light aircraft
  • Powerplants300 - One 225kW (300hp) Teledyne Continental IO-550-N2B flat six piston engine driving a three blade constant speed Hartzell prop. 400 - One turbocharged 236kW (310hp) TSIO-550-G
  • Performance300 - Normal cruising speed at 75% power 353km/h (191kt). Initial rate of climb 1340ft/min. Service ceiling 18,000ft. Range 2038km (1100nm). 400 - Cruising speed approx 426km/h (230kt) at 18,000ft.
  • Weights300 - Empty 998kg (2200lb), max takeoff 1542kg (3400lb).
  • Dimentions300 - Wing span 11.00m (36ft 1in), length 7.67m (25ft 2in), height 2.74m (9ft 0in). Wing area 13.1m2 (141.2sq ft).
  • CapacityStandard seating for four.
  • Production300 - More than 300 on order by late 2000. First delivery inFebruary 2000. 400 - First deliveries planned for late 2001. Lancair aims to build one aircraft a day from late 2001.

Lancair's LC-40-550fg Columbia 300, 350, and 400 are superior, composite development processing plant fabricated airplane from an organization popular for its elite unit flying machine.

While the Columbia 300 is Lancair's first creation air ship, the Redmond, Oregon based Lancair was created in 1984 by Lance Neibauer, and since that time has manufactured more than 1500 superior two and four seat airplane units, including the Lancair 235, Lancair 320 and Lancair 360 two seaters and the Lancair IV, Lancair ES and Super ES and Tigress four seaters.

Lancair published it was creating an elite four seater planned for generation, assigned the LC-40, in 1996. A flight optimized model of the configuration started test flying in July 1996 while the first accreditation model first flew in ahead of schedule 1997. The sort's first open appearance was at the 1997 Oshkosh Airshow as the LC-40 Columbia 300. Accreditation was honored on October 1 1998. Conveyances of creation flying machine (manufactured at another industrial facility at Redmond's Bend Municipal Airport) started in February 2000.

In just the same as Lancair's kitplanes, the Columbia 300 gimmicks composite development permitting a smooth, low drag outside completion. Force is from a six barrel 225kw (300hp) Continental IO-550. The 300 gimmicks a 402 liter (106us gal/82imp gal) fuel limit in two tanks, progressed IFR flight and settled undercarriage.

Lancair declared the considerably speedier turbocharged Columbia 400 in right on time 2000. The 400 is focused around the 300 yet emphasizes a twin turbocharged, twin intercooled 231kw (310hp) Teledyne Continental TSIO-550-G, giving a cruising rate of 426km/h (230kt) at 18,000ft. To begin with flight was in June 2000. The Columbia 400 will take the mantle of the world's quickest generation altered undercarriage light flying machine from the Columbia 300.

The 400 will additionally present Lancair's HITS (Highway in the Sky) progressed IFR aeronautics stage, planned with Avrotec (shows), Avidyne (programming) and Seagull, under sponsorship of NASA's AGATE program, for enhanced IFR situational mindfulness. HITS emphasizes an essential flight show that introduces flight information in an incorporated configuration, and a multifunction show for moving guide shows, Stormscope, radar, up-interfaced climate and activity shirking projects. An alternate progressed peculiarity to be presented with the 400 will be a FADEC (Full Authority Digital Engine Controls) motor administration framework, permitting single lever control for force, mixture and the propeller. FADEC uses modern microcomputers to screen and alter the operation of every motor chamber a few times every second, which has numerous profits in economy, pilot solace, and execution. HITS and FADEC will be offered as alternatives on the 300 in 2001.

On April 5, 2002 Lancair affirmed another model, the Columbia 350. This is an all-electric variant of the ordinarily suctioned Columbia 300. The 350 peculiarities a double transport, double battery electrical framework that takes out the double vacuum pumps found in the Columbia 300. FADEC is accessible as a choice. The primary open appearance was made at Lakeland's Sun 'n Fun show in April 2002. After confirmation, first conveyances are anticipated late 2002.

NASA is utilizing a Columbia 300, assigned Columbia 300x, as a test air ship at Langley for in-cockpit showcases like 4d "pathway direction" and ongoing movement and climate presentations to create innovations for partition of airplane without Air Traffic Control.

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