One of the things some aerobatic pilots may have been missing is an airplane capable of going as fast as it looks. Thanks to Walter Extra’s new Extra 330LT “Speed Demon,” they now can have it: better cross-country capability with world-class aerobatic performance.
The 330LT, which the company says was strongly influenced by its involvement with the Red Bull Air Races, has the same basic airfoil as previous Extra models, plus multiple features added to reduce drag and improve speed. It’s powered by a Lycoming AEIO-580 engine producing 315 hp and carries 58 gallons of fuel.
The combination makes a 580 nm flight with VFR reserves possible at 190 knots. Its top speed is 205 knots, which means the 330LT is the fastest EASA-certified normally aspirated aircraft, according to the company. Other specs and features include a structure capable of +/- 10g, Aspen MFD and PFD instrumentation driven by a Garmin GPS/comm, and an Electronics International MVP 50 EX engine monitoring system.
Visit the Extra Aircraft exhibit on the southwest corner of ConocoPhillips Plaza to learn more.