Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Mike Goulian's Extra 330SC, to be flown this weekend at the Oshkosh AirVenture
The Whelen Aviator Extra 330SC is the world’s newest custom-built premiere aerobatic aircraft. The aircraft is flown by aerobatic pilot Mike Goulian. Michael can tell you that “this is the best airplane I have ever owned”.
Produced by Extra Aircraft of Europe, the 330SC is lighter, faster and more maneuverable than any other aircraft of this type. The main difference between the 330SC and Michael’s former air show aircraft, the 300SHP, is its wing design. The new wing and increased maneuverability gives Michael’s aircraft an even faster roll rate and gives Michael the ability to take his air show performance to an even higher level of extreme aerobatics. The Extra tumbles and rotates at awe inspiring rates in almost any attitude, which gives world class pilot Michael Goulian the freedom to use his imagination to create a show to leave the fans wanting more!
Michael’s new Extra comes with a new Hartzell composite propeller. Nicknamed the “Claw”, due to its pulling power, the Hartzell propeller is the prop of choice for many aerobatic pilots.
Empty weight: 1,290 lbs. (585 kg.)
Wingspan: 24.6 feet (7.5 meters)
Engine: 350hp Lycoming Thunderbolt IO-580
Propeller: Hartzell’s “Claw” Composite 3-blade Propeller
Construction: Carbon fiber wings and steel tube fuselage.
Speeds: Top speed, 260 mph – stall speed, 60 mph
Roll rate: 380 degrees per second
G limits: plus and minus 10 G’s