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New Comp Air 10 Turboprop Floatplane Delivers Performance

NEW Comp Air 10 Turboprop Floatplane Delivers Performance


Comp Air LLC's new kit-built, float-equipped Comp Air 10 turboprop airplane delivers speed, utility, and comfort with performance to spare.


Merritt Island, Florida - May 1, 2000

Just Imagine...

An affordable high performance floatplane capable of cruising at 12,000 to 18,000 feet, at speeds of 160 to 185 mph TAS, with enough room to carry up to 8 adults and their bags, in comfort and style.
           ...and it's strong, rugged and the airframe is virtually corrosion-proof!

Too good to be true? Not so... Comp Air LLC's new kit-built Comp Air 10 does all that and more. First introduced at EAA Sun 'n Fun 2000 in Florida (April), this new floatplane is now flying regularly at the factory's home base in Merritt Island, FL.

The kit-built Comp Air 10 Turboprop by Comp Air LLC.
is a real performer. Powered by a 657 hp Walter 601D Turboprop,
the airplane boasts a 2400 lb. to 3000 lb. useful load and cruises at
speeds of 185 to 210 mph TAS (wheels) or 160 to 185 mph TAS (floats).

The Comp Air 10 is easily distinguished by its unique twin-vertical tail. At 31' 10" in length, the Comp Air 10XL is 2 feet longer than the company's Comp Air 7 turboprop, which has been proving popular among landplane pilots looking for a roomy airplane with outstanding performance. The Comp Air 10 is a big airplane -- designed to take full advantage of the 660 hp Czech-built Walter turboprop's outstanding load-carrying capability. Boasting 243 square feet of wing area, it is ideally suited for the Walter 601D powerplant. With a roomy cabin (13 feet x 5 feet inside dimensions), the Comp Air 10XL can easily carry up to 6000 lb. gross weight, with a useful load of 2400 to 3000 lbs.

Inside cabin dimensions:
13 feet x 5 feet
(XL Version)

Although the Comp Air 10 is designed to cruise at 185 to 210 mph TAS in it's landplane configuration, it is also capable of slowing down to fly alongside Champs and Cessna 150's in the local airport traffic pattern. The low stall speed of 45 to 50 mph IAS results in an airplane with outstanding short and rough field capability that is able to carry large loads at respectable cruise speeds. Equipped with floats, the airplane still has a stall speed in the 50's, and achieves an impressive economy cruise speed of 160 to 185 mph TAS.

Because the Comp Air 10 is intended as a utility-class load-carrying airplane, specially reinforced (carbon) fuselage and tail group members are included as standard features on the Comp Air 10.

As with all Comp Air kit-built airplanes, total fuel capacity is determined by the builder, who has the option of installing fuel tanks capable of carrying as much as 180 gallons.

 

CA 10XL Turboprop (Land)

CA 10 Turboprop (Water)

Wing Span

37 ft. 6 in.

37 ft. 6 in.

Wing Area

243 ft2

243 ft2

Height

9 ft.

10 ft.

Length

31-Ĺ ft.

32 ft. 5 in.

Seats

8 to 10

6 to 8

Inside Cabin Dimensions

13 ft. long x 5 ft. wide
x 53 inches tall

13 ft. long x 5 ft. wide
x 53 inches tall

Engine

660 hp Walter

660 hp Walter

Gross Weight

5600 to 6000 lbs.

5600 to 6000 lbs..

Empty Weight

2700 to 3000 lbs.

3400 to 3600 lbs.

Useful Load

2900 to 3000 lbs.

2200 to 2400 lbs.

VNE

209 mph IAS

189 mph IAS

Cruise

185 to 210 mph TAS

160 to 185 mph TAS

Vso

45 to 50 mph IAS

50 to 60 mph IAS

The Comp Air 10XL, like Comp Airís other products, is built from kits sold by the Merritt Island, Florida company. The company specializes in manufacturing kits for modern all-composite airplanes. The Comp Air 10XL is the largest member of the Comp Air LLC family of airplanes. Itís siblings include aircraft ranging in size from 2 to 11 seats, powered by engines of 65 to 650 hp, and with cruise speeds ranging from 70 to 275 mph.

All of Comp Airís kit-built airplanes may be fitted with either conventional, tricycle, or float landing gear.

Complete CA10 Airframe Kits start at only $69,995. Floats for the Comp Air 10 (6000 lb. gross) are priced at $29,995 (kit) to $34,995 (assembled), and Walter 601 Turboprop Firewall-Forward engine packages are available from Comp Air LLC. for as little as $45,995.

...MORE about the Comp Air 10 kit

High Gross SuperFloats Price List (.PDF file)

For further updates, contact the Comp Air LLC factory or visit their web site at http://www.compairinc.com Telephone/FAX: 1 (321) 453-6641. Mailing address: 900 Airport Rd. Suite 3, Merritt Island, Florida 32952 USA


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The float-equipped Comp Air 10 by Comp Air LLC is a real performer. Powered by a 657 eshp Walter 601D turboprop, the kit-built floatplane boasts useful loads as high as 2400 lb. and easily cruises at speeds of 160 to 185 mph TAS.