N980GV - Tecnam P2006T - $299/wet
University of Nebraska Kearney
This 2018 Tecnam P2006T is a Special Mission Platform that has a lighter empty weight with a higher useful load. It’s simplicity, great performance, efficiency, and ergonomics are what make this aircraft ideal for multi-engine training, as well as, cross country flying.
The Italian made P2006T offers unbeatable value and innovative design. The composite and aluminum construction of the aircraft makes it extremely lightweight yet very strong and robust; the total weight is only a couple hundred pounds heavier than the Cessna 172 Skyhawk! Equipped with two Rotax 912S engines, this aircraft exhibits remarkable fuel savings and much lower noise emissions. It’s payload/max takeoff weight ratio is also better than it’s competitors and can be attributed to the high structural and systems efficiency and because of the excellent power to weight ratio of the Rotax engines.
At only 160 pounds each, including lubricants and coolants, the Rotax engines are at least 25 pounds lighter than other small piston engines. The Rotax engines’ small size allows for smaller engine cowls, which reduce not only weight but also drag. With total fuel burn of only about 10 gallons per hour, the Rotax option doesn’t demand a large fuel capacity, which provides an additional weight advantage.
For anyone looking to do Multi-Engine training, N980GV is a highly economical and fun option.
|Max. Takeoff Weight||2,712 lbs|
|Fuel Capacity||51 gal|
|Useful Load||820 lbs|
|Cruise Speed||140KTAS 75%|
|Est. Range||675 nm|
|Service Ceiling||15,000 ft|
|Full Fuel Payload||514 lbs|
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