The latest version of the Turbine Legend – the Venom has made its first fight in Florida, and the company is promising to complete its flight test program in the near future. The aircraft has been re-engined with the GE H75 turboprop rated at 750 horsepower, and the avionics have been modernized with a full Garmin G3X EFIS panel.
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The Venom has a new wing design with increased fuel capacity to 140 gallons for a range of over 3 hours with IFR reserves. It also uses an advanced electronic starting system supplied by Hi-Tek Manufacturing. The GE H75 turboprop engine has no hot section inspection requirement and has a 3,600-hour TBO.
Turbine Venom kits are approved as FAA Experimental builds and are available on a custom order basis. Approved builder assist centers are available in the US and Canada. No type ratings are required to fly the turbine powered Venom and flight demos to prospective qualified clients are to begin in January.
For more information, contact Robert Metzler at 239-394-5767 or visit www.venomaircraft.com.