The Extra Flugzeugbau Extra 200 (Type EA-200) is a German two-seat, tandem arrangement, low-wing aerobatic monoplane with conventional (taildragger) landing gear fully capable of Unlimited category competition, designed by Walter Extra. First flight takes place April 2nd, 1996.
It is based on the design of the Extra 300, and the two aircraft share many similarities. The Extra 200 is a little smaller than the Extra 300, and is powered by a 200 hp (149 kW) rather than the Extra 300\’s 300 hp (224 kW) Lycoming engine.
The Extra 200 has a welded steel (4130) tube fuselage covered in fiberglass and fabric with a carbon/glass hybrid composite empennage (i.e., the tail assembly, including the horizontal and vertical stabilizers, elevators, and rudder), and a bubble canopy. The monocoque wings have a carbon fiber composite spar with fiberglass skins and an integral fuel tank. A symmetrical airfoil, mounted with a zero angle of incidence, provides equal performance in both upright and inverted flight. The landing gear is fixed taildragger style with composite main legs and fiberglass wheel pants. The piston-engined powerplant is a fuel-injected Lycoming that produces 200 horsepower (149 kW), and it is equipped with a 3-bladed constant-speed propeller made of laminated wood encased in glass-fiber reinforced plastic.
It offers the flying characteristics of the EA-300, is capable of all unlimited maneuvers, and makes a great all-round training/sports aerobatic aircraft.
Extra 200 was considerably less expensive, at $170,000 (1996 new), versus the Extra 300L\’s price of $235,000 (1996 new). In performance, at lower power settings, the aircraft handling is similar to the Decathlon while at full power it exhibits performance similar to the Pitts S-2– the Pitts has a 60 hp edge, but the Extra 200\’s aerodynamic and clean design makes it comparable in performance. The Extra 200 is now back in limited production (2007) after a hiatus in which Extra Aircraft focused on the development of the Extra EA-500 whose costs of development forced the company into bankruptcy. With new ownership, the company is again producing a range of aerobatic aircraft including the EA-200. The base price is $225,000 as of 2014.
- Crew: one pilot or two in tandem
- Capacity: two pilots
- Length: 6.51 m (22.25 ft)
- Wingspan: 7.50 m (24.61 ft)
- Airfoil: symmetrical
- Height: 2.67 m (8.76 ft)
- Wing area: 10.44 m² (111.6 ft²)
- Empty: 540 kg (1,190 lb)
- Loaded: 800 kg (1770 lb) (two pilot aerobatic configuration)
- Maximum takeoff: 870 kg (1,914 lb)
- Powerplant: Lycoming AEIO-360-A1E
- 149 kW (200 hp) @ 2700 rpm [max take-off]
- 136 kW (185 hp) @ 2500 rpm [max continuos]
- Total fuel capacity: 122 l (32.1 US Galgon)
- Wingtanks 86 l (2*43 l) (22.6 US Gallon)
- Acro tank 36 l (9.5 US Gallon)
- Usable fuel capacity: 117 l (30.8 US Gallon)
- Wingtanks 85 l (22.4 US Gallon)
- Acro tank 32 l (8.5 US Gallon)
- Propeller: 3-bladed constant-speed MTV-12-B-C/C 183-17e propeller made of laminated wood encased in glass-fiber reinforced plastic
- FAA/EASA Certified Load Factor: ±10 G with one person on board ±8 G with two
- Never Exceed Speed: 396 km/h, 217 kts (248 mph)
- Maneuvering Speed: 154 kts
- Stall Speed: 53-59 kts
- Range: 1,080 km (670 mi)
- Service ceiling: 4,573 m (15,000 ft)
- Rate of climb: 686 m/min (2,250 ft/min)
- Wing loading: 83,65 kg/m² ( 17,09 lb/ft²)
- Power/Mass: 0,1713 kW/kg ( 0,1045 hp/lb)