GippsAero GA8

Interesting Fact: One GA8 Airvan, VH-BYI, became the first Australian designed and manufactured aircraft to fly around the world, raising funds for malaria awareness. It was piloted by Australian pilots, Ken Evers and Tim Pryse, who took off from Bendigo, Victoria, Australia on 8 May 2010. After flying 27,675 nautical miles for over 263 flight hours and burning over 16,000 litres of Avgas, the two men returned to Bendigo 62 days after take-off, landing at 2:33pm on 10 July 2010.
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This plane is a beauty, especially in the Civil Air Patrol livery. Don’t you want this plane in IF to?

General characteristics

  • Crew: 8
  • Capacity: 7 passengers
  • Length: 8.95 m (29 ft 4 in)
  • Wingspan: 12.28 m (40 ft 3 in)
  • Height: 3.89 m (12 ft 9 in)
  • Wing area: 19.32 m2 (208.0 sq ft)
  • Aspect ratio: 7.9:1
  • Empty weight: 997 kg (2,198 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 1,814 kg (3,999 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 340 L (74.8 Imp Gallons)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Textron Lycoming IO-540-K1A5 air-cooled flat-six, 220 kW (300 hp)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed Hartzell F8475R constant speed propeller

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 241 km/h (150 mph; 130 kn) at 1,525 m (5,000 ft)
  • Cruise speed: 222 km/h (138 mph; 120 kn) at 3,050 m (10,000 ft)
  • Stall speed: 97 km/h (60 mph; 52 kn) (flaps down)
  • Range: 1,352 km (840 mi; 730 nmi)
  • Endurance: 6 hr
  • Service ceiling: 6,100 m (20,000 ft)
  • Rate of climb: 4.00 m/s (788 ft/min)
    Sources: Wikipedia

Add more substance to your request.

Why should people be bothered to vote if you cant be bothered to put any effort into convincing them?

This needs a lot more details to fit the guidelines of the #features category

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Also remember to vote for your own request.

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They already have a feature request for that.

@JacksonAviation @Mags885 Is this enough?

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That’s more than enough! Good job, nice feature request

oh they do sorry:)

Kinda reminds me of the C208 though. I’d like to see a rework of that first, but afterward… I’d love to see some more none commercial planes. I was skeptical at first but after I saw the quality of the TBM and the A10… More! 😄

Makes me wish they would stop canceling O-Flights 😅😂


It’s a great request, but I’m out of votes. Sorry and the best of luck!

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