Specifications & Performance

 
Engine 160 hp Lycoming
IO-320-B1A
180 hp Lycoming
IO-360-B1E
TBO 2,000 hrs 2,000 hrs
Propeller Hartzell 2-blade,
constant-speed
Hartzell 2-blade,
constant-speed
Seats 2 2
Gross weight,
  Normal and Utility
1,880 lbs 1,880 lbs
Max aerobatic weight 1,650 lbs 1,650 lbs
Empty weight,equipped 1,212 lbs 1,212 lbs
Useful load,
  Normal & Utility
668 lbs 660 lbs
Useful load,
  Aerobatic
438 lbs 430 lbs
Payload with full fuel 428 lbs 420 lbs
Wing loading 17.5 lbs/sq ft 17.5 lbs/sq ft
Power loading,
  Normal & Utility
11.7 lbs/hp 10.4 lbs/hp
Power loading,
  Aerobatic
10.3 lbs/hp 9.2 lbs/hp
Fuel capacity (all usable) 40 U.S. gals 40 U.S. gals
  with inverted tank 43 U.S. gals 43 U.S. gals
Baggage 90 lbs 90 lbs
Rate of climb 1,140 fpm 1,500 fpm**
Best rate-of-climb speed 104 mph 104 mph
Climb gradient 662 ft/sm 872 ft/sm
Service ceiling 19,000 ft 19,000 ft
Maximum speed 212 mph 220 mph**
Never-exceed speed 240 mph 240 mph
Cruise 75% power at 6000 ft 190 mph* 198 mph**
Fuel flow at 75% power 8.5 gph 9.6 gph
Endurance at 75% power 4.4 hrs 3.9 hrs
Range, economy cruise 1,000 sm 920 sm
Stall speed, clean 75 mph 75 mph
Stall speed, flaps/gear down 62 mph 62 mph
Turbulent-air penetration speed 140 mph 140 mph
Take-off run 570 ft 530 ft
  to clear 50 ft 1,150 ft 1,020 ft
Landing run 750 ft 750 ft
  to clear 50 ft 1,150 ft 1,150 ft
 

* 210 to 225 mph has been attained by a number of 160 hp Falcos with full gear doors, gap seals, etc.

** Estimated. Flight performance of 180 hp Falcos effectively confirms these estimates.