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Zivko Edge 540

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The Zivko Edge 540 manufactured by Zivko Aeronautics is a world-class, 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 540X is one of the aircraft used in the Red Bull Air Race.

The aircraft before takeoff

Specifications (Edge 540)

General characteristics

  • Crew: one pilot
  • Capacity: pilot only
  • Length: 20 ft 8 in (6.31 m)
  • Wingspan: 24 ft 5 in (7.44 m)
  • Height: 9 ft 2 in (2.8 m)
  • Wing area: 106.24 ft² (9.87 m²)
  • Empty weight: 1,155 lb (525 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 1,527 lb (693 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 1,550 lb (705 kg)
  • Powerplant:Lycoming IO-540 , 327 hp (244 kW)


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