Retractable Landing Gear Standard with a Garmin G1000 and GFC700 Autopilot package
Vr (P68R) is the new alternative in light-twin aircraft.
• Metal construction, corrosion treated
• Modern professional-grade Garmin G1000 package with GFC700 autopilot
• Proven economical four-cylinder fuel-injected powerplants from Lycoming
• Proven long-lasting service life (over 17,500 hrs.) and the experience of over 450 aircraft operating in all areas of the world.
The aim of the Vr (P68R) is to offer a faster, lighter, more advanced aircraft for private use and for flight-training applications.
Special attention has been taken in improving an avionic suite, overall comfort ergonomics and style of the cabin.
|2 Engines: Lycoming IO-360-A1B6 (200 HP)|
|Max Take-Off Weight||4548 lb.|
|Max Landing Weight||4321 lb.|
|Std. Empty Weight (std. equipped w/ avg. options)||3198 lb.|
|Max Usable Fuel with aux tanks||177 US gal.|
|Number of seats||6|
|Max Luggage Weight||400 lb.|
|Cruise Speed @ 75%, ISA, 8,000ft||168 ktas|
|Best Economy Cruise Speed @ 60%, at 9,000 ft.||155 ktas|
|Service Ceiling 2 Engines||20000 ft.|
|Service Ceiling 1 Engine||5000 ft.|
|Service Ceiling 1 Engine||58 ktas|
|Max Range 4 Persons (170 lbs.): Long Range, Cruise 55% PWR at 10,000 ft., 30 min. Res.||890 nm|
|Take-Off Distance over 50ft, MTOW, ISA||1415 ft.|
|Landing Distance over 50ft, MLW||1560 ft.|
|Take-Off Ground Run||850 ft.|
|Landing Ground Run||546 ft.|
|Max Endurance, 4 Persons (170 lbs.): Long Range, Cruise 55% PWR at 10,000 ft., 30 min. Res.||5.8 hrs.|
|Length||4.760 ft||Length||5.840 ft||Length||8.507 ft|
|Width||3.806 ft||Width||3.806 ft||Average Width||3.609 ft|
|Average Height||3.773 ft||Average Height||3.937 ft||Average Height||3.674 ft|
|Total Volume||Total Volume||112.8 cu. ft||Total Volume||112.8 cu. ft|
Design Features and Information
The new Vr has two 200 hp Lycoming IO-360-A1B6 normally aspirated engines. These engines drive Hartzell constant-speed, full-feathering propellers.
The aim of the Vr is to obtain better performance in terms of airspeed, rate of climb and empty weight relative to its more utilitarian siblings in the P68C Series.
The Vr, as the other models of the P68 Series, has remarkably benign handling characteristics, particularly at low speeds or in the unlikely engine failure. The Garmin G1000 glass cockpit is a significant improvement in terms of pilot situational awareness.
A common feature of Vulcanair aircraft is economy. The aircraft has very low operating costs due to its structural simplicity and its proven aluminum construction.
Thanks to the retractable gear, the aircraft not only gains in performance, but can now claim a specific range of 8NM/Gal at 10,000 ft.
While it can be true that composite aircraft have no rivets, at Vulcanair, we believe that there are many advantages in aluminum construction. The first advantage is weight, compared to a similar structure made of aircraft certified composite materials.
The second are the known and well-documented aging and fatigue qualities of aluminum structure together with the ease of repair.
The Vr is designed and made in Italy. Its clean, sleek lines are accentuated by the retractable landing gear.
Special attention has been taken with the Vr to improve the pilots’ and passenger comfort, along with the overall quality of the interior appointments.