Capua, November 15th 2016 –
SKYCAR EVO First Flight
On November 15th at 2.00 p.m. the SKYCAR MSN#1 reconfigured in EVO version has performed its first flight with Chief Test Pilot com.te A. Canetto in command.
The airplane flew for 2 hours from OMA SUD factory near Capua.
The aircraft reached a speed of 140 knots and a cruise altitude of 5,000 feet as pilot tested the twin piston engine airplane controls.
The flight was smooth and no problem was encountered and the aircraft behaves as expected.
The SKYCAR EVO is characterized by winglets and wing extension, new aerodynamically shaped MLG fairing and will have an increased MTOW at 2200 Kg with about 600 kg as useful load.
According to the first measured performances, the airplane has shown a significant increase in cruise speed (+10 KTS compared to basic SKYCAR) and an increase of about 200 fpm in the Rate of Climb respect to the basic SKYCAR.
The aircraft will now undertake a severe and intensive certification flight test program aimed to achieve EASA certification in Q1 2017.