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Trystan1271

In-search of Berkut or Long EZ.

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Hello All,

                   I have a couple questions, thanks!

 

1. Do you have a flying Berkut/Long for sale?

 

2. What is the best economy cruise range you have ever seen?

 

3. Have you installed luggage pods on the Berkut?

 

 

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1.  See the "Sales I've Seen" thread under the FOR SALE section of this forum.

 

2.  An ordinary EZ with O-320 with Ellison TBI will do about 3.5-4 GPH loafing along at max range (slow) speed--say 90-100 KIAS. With 45 gallons that's around 7 hours and 700 NM.  

 

3. No, but anything can be done to these airplanes.

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2.  An ordinary EZ with O-320 with Ellison TBI will do about 3.5-4 GPH loafing along at max range (slow) speed--say 90-100 KIAS. With 45 gallons that's around 7 hours and 700 NM.

I don't understand your math...

 

Even assuming your stated capacity of 45 gallons and a burn rate of 4 GPH, that's 11 hours of endurance and ~1100 NM of range.

 

But in fact, Long-EZ's (standard ones) hold about 52 gallons of fuel and even with an O-320 burning 7 GPH at 160 - 170 KTAS at 9 - 12K ft. would have a range of about 1100 NM - no reason to stay in the air for 11 hours to go that far.

 

If one throttled back to best L/D speed (and no-one ever does that, because you didn't get a 170 KTAS plane to putz around at 95 KIAS) you can get up to 1300 NM range - maybe a bit more. Now, you can fly at the Carson speed (give or take 120 KIAS) and still get really good TAS's if you fly high - in the mid to high teens - and get some real range without staying in the air for weeks at a time.

 

Hell, I've flown my COZY MKIV, at normal cruise speeds of 140 KIAS and 167 KTAS, burning about 8.5 gph and flown 1100 NM and landed with 30 minutes of reserve. Long-EZ's will only do better.

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I don't understand your math...

 

 

Ha!  Yep, my math was bad.  Funny because I usually tell folks "you can go 200 mph or 1000 miles if you're willing to go slow".  Anyway it is more than my bladder will permit these days.  I have never had the opportunity to cross the US west-to-east in two hops but another EZ owner said he did it often by getting up high on O2 with a little tailwind.  My longest flights have been a little over 5 hours.  Maybe that'll be good enough for Trystan.

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