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  • Unless you are brand-new to general aviation or have been under a rock for the past decade, you know by now the Cirrus Design story. Wisconsin brothers Dale and Alan Klapmeier started building kit airplanes, but soon recognized that the real market was for a new-generation mainstream-certificated airplane. In 1995, they announced, with much fanfare, that they were going to produce just such an airplane. The airframe would be composite and incorporate the latest thinking in aerodynamics and survivability. Unusual doors that lift upward and forward (actually, in the mock-up they were sliding doors like your minivan has), opening to a wide and comfortable cabin. The plan was to incorporate the latest avionics and engine management systems to reduce pilot workload and improve situational awareness. And deliver it all at a higher "value" than was then available in the market.

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  • Powerplant

    Continental IO-550-N, 310 hp

  • Propellers

  • Length

    26 ft

  • Height

    8 ft 11 in

  • Wingspan

    38 ft 4 in

  • Wing Area

  • Wing loading

  • Power loading

    11.61 lb/hp

  • Cabin Width

    49 in

  • Empty Weight

    2,272 lb

  • Maximum gross weight

    3,600 lb

  • Useful load

    1,328 lb

  • Payload with full fuel

    963 lb

  • Fuel capacity

  • Baggage capacity


  • Takeoff distance ground roll

    1,082 ft

  • Takeoff distance over 50-ft obstacle

    1,868 ft

  • Rate of climb sea level

    1,270 fpm

  • Service ceiling

    17,500 ft

  • Landing distance over 50-ft obstacle

  • Landing distance ground roll

    1,178 ft

  • Cruise speed/endurance w/45-min rsv, std fuel (fuel consumption, ea engine) @ 75% power, best economy

    183 KTAS

  • Range

Limiting and Recommended Airspeeds

  • VX

  • VY

  • VNE

  • VS1

  • VSO

    60 KCAS

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All specifications are based on manufacturer's calculations. All performance figures are based on standard day, standard atmosphere, sea level, gross weight conditions unless otherwise noted.