The Cirrus SR22 is a single engine piston-powered general aviation aircraft designed by Cirrus Aircraft in Duluth, Minnesota. It was certified in November of 2000 and since 2003, has been the best selling general aviation aircraft year over year with around 5,194 sold. It is also one of the safest general aviation aircraft, with a fatal rate of .42 per 100,000 flight hours, in part thanks to its Cirrus Airframe Parachute System [CAPS].
The CAPS was first thought up by Alan and Dale Klapmeier, the founders of Cirrus in 1985 after Alan Klapmeier survived a mid-air collision, where the pilot of the other aircraft was killed. From this experience, the Klapmeier brothers decided to implement a device on their Cirrus models that would give the pilot and passengers a way of surviving as a last resort, if all else fails. The Cirrus engineering & and design team started designing is in the mid-1990s with the first test being in 1998 over Southern California.
Cruise speed: 183 kn (211 mph; 339 km/h)
Stall speed: 60 kn (69 mph; 111 km/h) flaps down
Range: 1,049 nmi (1,207 mi; 1,943 km) with reserves at 65% power
Service ceiling: 17,500 ft (5,300 m)
Rate of climb: 1,270 ft/min (6.5 m/s)
Capacity: Four passengers
Length: 26 ft 0 in (7.92 m)
Wingspan: 38 ft 4 in (11.68 m)
Height: 8 ft 11 in (2.72 m)
Empty weight: 2,225 lb (1,009 kg)
Gross weight: 3,600 lb (1,633 kg)
Fuel capacity: 92 US gallons (348 litres)
Powerplant: 1 × Continental IO-550-N Six cylinder horizontally opposed aircraft engine, 310 hp (230 kW)
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The SR22 is a revolutionary aircraft that is currently often neglected in the game due to its poor physics and lack of features. This rework would shed a new light on it and increase the number of GA fliers in game, and along with that, increasing the freedom of pilots to fly to their home airfield or anywhere in the world.
Physics of the aircraft
Opening doors and engine cowling
Add CAPS, if possible