Questair Venture Specifications

 

General              

Two place, low wing, all metal monoplane licensed under the FAA amateur built category.

Powerplant and Propeller

Continental IO 550 G.  550 cubic inch displacement Horizontally opposed, six-cylinder, air-cooled engine developing 280 HP at 2500 RPM @ sea level.  McCauley 68 inch two-blade constant speed propeller.

Weights and Loadings

Empty Weight  

1,200 lbs.

Maximum takeoff weight 

2,000 lbs.                

Useful Load 

760 lbs.

Maximum landing weight

2,000 lbs.

Fuel capacity

54 gal.

Useable fuel capacity

53.5 gal.

Wing loading

27.6 lbs/sq. ft.     

Power loading 

7.1 lbs/hp.

Structural Limitations

Airframe stressed for +6g and -3g solo; +5g and -3g @ gross weight.

 

Dimensions

 

Length 

16.3 ft.

Height

7.8 ft.

Wingspan

27.5 ft.

Total wing area

72.5 ft.

The Numbers

Vx (best angle of climb) 

90 KIAS

Vy (best rate of climb)

130 KIAS

Va (design maneuvering) 

156 KIAS

Vle (gear max extend speed) 

170 KIAS

Vno (maximum structural cruising speed) 

265 KIAS

Vne (never exceed speed) 

300 KIAS

Vr (rotation) 

70 KIAS

Vsl (stall, clean)

68 KIAS

Vso (stall, landing configuration) 

61 KIAS

Performance

Takeoff distance (over 50 ft. obstacle)

1,000 ft

Landing distance (over 50 ft. obstacle) 

1,600 ft.

Rate of climb (seal level) 

2500+ ft./min.

Cruise speed (@ 12,000 ft. @ 13 gph)

240 KTAS

Top speed (@ sea level) 

250+ KIAS           

Range @ 12,000 ft. (max cruise, VFR reserves)  

1000 NM

Range @ 12,000 ft. (max cruise, IFR reserves)

800 NM