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Comp Air 8
Comp Air 8 - N555RW
2006 Comp Air 8 N555RW (sn 0204CA8)
Photo taken April 2007 @ the Sun 'n Fun 2007 Fly-in - Lakeland Linder Airport, FL - USA (LAL / KLAL)
Photo © Marcel Siegenthaler

The Comp Air 8 is a turboprop-powered light civil utility aircraft manufactured in kit form. Essentially the Comp Air 7 design with its fuselage stretched by 2 feet (0.6 m), it is configured as a conventional high-wing monoplane with optional tailwheel or tricycle undercarriage.

Specifications (typical Comp Air 8)

General characteristics
Crew: one pilot
Capacity: 7 passengers
Length: 31 ft 6 in (9.60 m)
Wingspan: 33 ft 0 in (10.06 m)
Height: 9 ft 0 in (2.74 m)
Wing area: 237 ft² (22 m²)
Empty: 2,800 lb (1,270 kg)
Maximum takeoff: 4,800-5,600 lb (2,177-2,540 kg)
Powerplant: 1× Walter M601D turboprop, 657 shp (490 kW)

Performance
Maximum speed: 229 mph IAS (366 km/h)
Range: 700 miles (1,127 km)
Service ceiling: ft ( m)
Rate of climb: 3,000 ft/min (915 m/min)
Wing loading: lb/ft² ( kg/m²)
Power/Mass: hp/lb ( kW/kg)
Stall, power off (Vsl): 45 to 55 mph IAS (72 to 89 km/h)
Cruise speed: 225 to 250 mph TAS (362-402 km/h) (17,000 to 21,000 ft)

Last updated September 13, 2010
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