Laincair reported Thursday that it has satisfied one tough
customer. Austin Meyers is the developer of the famed X-Plane
Software and he has chosen to purchase a Lancair Evolution. Austin
commented "If you want to see how far and fast you can go
safely...then nothing touches a Lancair Evo" the software maker
said. You can see Austin Meyers X-Plane software here at AirVenture
and it's reported that he already has an Evolution model to use in
What is a Lancair Evolution? The company says it's
latest and top of the line model from the famed kit plane
manufacturer. This 37 foot wingspan bird will whisk you around at
270 knots cruise burning 100LL or 330 knots cruise if you burn jet
The Lancair Evolution is available in piston form with a
Lycoming iE2 TEO540 engine or in the fire breathing form with a
Pratt & Whitney PT-6 Turboprop Engine. With either powerplant
option the aircraft is carbon fiber construction, providing a light
weight and high strength airframe.
The Evolution is designed to meet or exceed Part 23
specifications for strength and safety. Lancair comments that this
is a 'clean sheet' design using the latest developments in
aerodynamics and composite construction.
Lancair says the Evolution Kit can be built in about 1000 hours
of build time.