CX5 – Two Place Tandem

The first flying CX5, with over 500 hours on it.

 

Thatcher CX5 Specifications

SpecificationSAEMetric
Length20.5'6.25m
Wing Span28'8.5m
Height7' 2"2.2m
Cabin Width28"71cm
Wing Area126 sq ft11.7m sq
Wing Loading10 lbs / sq ft4.54 kg / 0.09m sq
Empty Weight721lbs327kg
Gross Weight1320lbs599kg
Useful Load599lbs272kg
Design Load3.8G's
Fuel (92 Octane Auto)20 Gallons77.6 Liters
EngineRevmaster R2300 85Hp
Propeller56/48 Combo, 54/50 Cruise
Electrical SystemStarter, Alternator
BrakesHydraulic Disc/Toe Brakes
Airframe Construction6061-T6 Aluminum - Airframe, Fiberglass - Cowl, wing tips & wheel pants
Notes-Side-opening canopy
-Fuel tanks - 2 (10 gal. in each wing)
-Weight & Balance data:
*Solo (front) with min fuel (2 gal) - Max 250lbs
*Dual with full fuel and 20lbs baggage:
-Min pilot (front) - 180lbs
-Max passenger - 240 lbs

 

PerformanceSAEMetric
Cruise (75% Power)120 mph193 km/h
Stall (Vso)42 mph67.6 km/h
Rate of Climb (Vy)1000 fpm at 75mph305 m/min at 120 km/h
Never Exceed Speed (Vne)155 mph249.4 km/h
Best Decent Speed65 mph105 km/h
Best Angle of Climb (Vx)65 mph105 km/h
Take-Off Roll700 ft213 m
Max. Ceiling10,000 ft3028 m