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The Zivko Edge 540 manufactured by Zivko Aeronautics is a highly aerobatic aircraft.

Zivko Edge 540

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The Zivko Edge 540 manufactured by Zivko Aeronautics is a highly aerobatic aircraft. Capable of a 420 degree per second roll rate and a 3,700 foot per minute climb rate, it has been flown to victory on the international Unlimited aerobatics circuit several times since the mid-1990s. A tandem-seat version is sold as the Edge 540T.

 

The Zivko Edge 540 is the most common aircraft used in the Red Bull Air Race World Series.

 

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Zivko Aeronautics Inc. is an aeronautics manufacturer specializing in composite prototyping and design for aviation. The company was founded in 1987 by William and Judith Zivko and is located at the Guthrie–Edmond Regional Airport northeast of Oklahoma City.

 

Zivko is best known for its Zivko Edge 540 aerobatic aircraft. It also designs and manufactures a variety of housings for use in a range of aviation-related areas and provide design, fabrication and other services.

 

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Zivko Edge 540

Zivko Aeronautics Inc. is an aeronautics manufacturer specializing in composite prototyping and design for aviation. The company was founded in 1987 by William and Judith Zivko and is located at the Guthrie–Edmond Regional Airport northeast of Oklahoma City.

Zivko is best known for its Zivko Edge 540 aerobatic aircraft. It also designs and manufactures a variety of housings for use in a range of aviation-related areas and provide design, fabrication and other services.

  • History

    Role Competition aerobatic and racing aircraft

    National origin United States

    Manufacturer Zivko Aeronautics

     

  • Primary User

    Crew: 1

    Length: 6.27 m (20 ft 7 in); Wingspan: 7.42 m (24 ft 4 in)

    Height: 2.87 m (9 ft 5 in)

    Empty weight: 531 kg (1,170 lb); Loaded weight: 703 kg (1,550 lb)

    Max. takeoff weight: 816 kg (1,800 lb)

    Powerplant: 1 × Modified Lycoming AEIO-540 Hartzell composite, 3 blade, 254 kW (340 hp)

  • Performance

    Performance

     

    Maximum speed: 230 knots (265 mph = 424 km/h)

    Rate of climb: 1,128 m/min at 425 m (3,700 ft/min)

    Power/mass: 0.472 hp/kg (0.214 hp/lb)

    Roll rate: 420°/s

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