Extra 230

Type: Aerobatic
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Reg Number: G-VOCA
A very rare opportunity to purchase a superb factory built Extra EA230 single seat high performance aerobatic classic in stunning condition. VOCA is one of only nineteen, lovingly crafted 230’s in existence, and personally flown by Walter Extra. Walter based the EA230 design largely on the layout of the Laser Z-200 that he was flying at the time however made a number improvements to enhance the performance of the aircraft the most significant being the profile of the wings. The aircraft was so successful that Extra produced the Extra 230 as a production model until 1990, when a lack of high quality wood forced Walter to move into fully composite wing construction with the Extra 260 and then the world famous Extra 300. The fuselage is of steel tube construction and the wing is made of wood with a small amount of fiberglass on the skin of the inboard section of the wing. This gives it incredible strength, allowing the aircraft to pull or push an incredible +10G or -10G. A highly tuned Lycoming AEIO-360-A1E producing 230 horsepower provides the powerplant. Giving it a maximum speed of 255MPH. Only three remain in the U.K. and the immensely strong wooden wing is a work of art, meaning the 230 is known as the вЂStradivarius’ of aerobatic aircraft. This aircraft is serial number 9, previously known as G-CBUA, now G-VOCA and is a well sorted, viceless, and very well known aircraft based for many years at White Waltham, now located at EGPT, Perth in Scotland. A complete repaint was carried out in 2019 and she now carries this stunning blue and silver scheme you see today having been hangered all her life. She also comes with a huge history folder going right back to the original purchase receipt from new. One of the highest performance LAA Permit machines available today offering extremely cheap operating costs however blistering performance with a genuine 3500fpm climb rate getting you quickly to aerobatics altitude yet an easy 150-160kts cruise if you need to go places. Better than a Pitts, great airborne presence, and much much easier to land. Simple maintenance, and low operating costs enhance the overall enjoyment package. ENGINE: 230HP Lycoming IO-360-A1E. 632 Hours total time. (Overhaul by Nicholas McLaren Sept 2010) PROP: MT 3 BLADE. 60 Hours. Due 6 year overhaul in April 2021. (Low utilisation maintenance program possible.) AIRFRAME: 2104 Hours. EMPTY WEIGHT 444KG (new W&B in March 2019) MTOW 599KG LAA PERMIT EXPIRY: 11th November 2021. • TQ KRT2 8.33 LIGHTWEIGHT RADIO INSTALLED IN 2019. • EXCELLENT SMOKE SYSTEM AS YOU WOULD EXPECT. • ELECTRONIC P-MAG IGNITION SYSTEM. Easy starting. Low maintenance. • EIS ENGINE INSTRUMENTATION SYSTEM. Very easy to monitor during busy stages of flight. • Hooker Harness. • Wing tip Sighting gauges. • New Odyssey battery fitter Nov 2019. High cranking amps. • USB power for accessories. Useful for Portable GPS systems. • DYNON D1 Included in the Sale for En Route use. • External camera mount, signed off and approved. She is ready immediately, and can be flown away or delivered to the new owners by agreement (UK Only) and subject to the GA and travel bans being lifted. Price GBP 85k to include fresh prop overhaul or suitable discount available if you want to fly her away now and undertake the prop overhaul yourself in April. Any inspection welcome and happy to answer any questions. First deposit received will secure the aircraft
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$99 500
Incl Taxes & Checkup
Condition Used
Year 1986
Type Aerobatic
Aerodrome EGPT
Country Scotland