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Technical information

General

 

Seats

Engine

Horsepower

Engine Mount

Gear Configuration

G Loading

Roll Rate

 

Typical Cost Including Build

*Typical Cost Incl. engine, avionics and propeller, see "PRICING" for more details.

Typical Build Time

 

Dimensions

 

Overall Length

Height

Wingspan

Internal Cabin Width

 

Weight

 

Gross Weight

Empty Weight

Useful Load

-Max Fuel Load

-Useful Load Max Fuel

2

Lycoming / UL Power

180 hp / 200 hp / 210 hp

Dynafocal / Conical

Tail Wheel / Nose Wheel

+ 6.0, - 4.0

110 deg/sec

 

US$90,000 / ZAR1,183,000

 

500 hours

 

1

 

22 ft 6 in / 6.30 m

6 ft 2 in / 1.9 m

26 ft 2 in / 8.00 m

47.2 in / 1,193 mm

 

1

 

2,138 lbs / 970 kg

1,213 lbs / 550 kg

925 lbs / 420 kg

388 lbs / 176 kg

538 lbs / 244kg

 

Fuel Consumption (1,500ft)

 

85  kts

106 kts

115 kts

120 kts

136 kts

155 kts - 55% Cruise   

160 kts

176 kts

180 kts

 

 

 

 

6.16 USG/hr - 23.3 liters/hr

5.10 USG/hr - 19.3 liters/hr

4.76 USG/hr - 18.0 liters/hr

5.46 USG/hr - 20.7 liters/hr

6.87 USG/hr - 26.0 liters/hr

8.61 USG/hr - 32.6 liters/hr

9.80 USG/hr - 37.1 liters/hr

10.38 USG/hr - 39.3 liters/hr

11.15 USG/hr - 42.2 liters/hr

 

 

Fuel

 

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Consumption ( 55% Cruise, typ)

Fuel Type

 

Performance at Sea Level (1,500ft)

Lycoming O-360 180HP, 2-Blade Whirlwind GA 200L Propeller.

 

Top Speed (typ)

Cruise Speed - Sport (typ 75%+ Power)

Cruise Speed - Economy  (typ 55% Power)

Stall Speed

Take Off Ground Roll

Landing Distance

Rate of Climb

Max Operating Altitude

Range (Incl. Reserve, Taxi, Takeoff)

Endurance (Incl. Reserve, Taxi, Takeoff )

63 USG / 240 liters

8.5 USG/hr / 32.17 liters/hr

AVGAS /  MOGAS

 

 

 

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184 kts / 211 mph / 340 km/h

175 kts / 201 mph / 323 km/h

155 kts / 178 mph / 287 km/h

52 kts / 60 mph / 96 km/h

630ft / 192m

656ft / 200m

1,540 ft/min / 7.82 m/s

25,500 ft / 6,858 m

‪1,137 miles / 1,850 km

6:38 Hours

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Compare to Other Aircraft

The X350 Gen II is an two seat, cross-country sport aircraft, with a limit load factor of plus 6.0 and minus 4.0g’s.

 

The wings feature a carbon fiber structure tested to an ultimate load factor of 12.0 g’s. The Gen II’s wing tanks have a total fuel capacity of 63 US gallons, giving a range of 1,000 nautical miles and an endurance of over 6 hours.

 

The aircraft also has one of the widest interiors on the market today,  featuring leather interior (Optional) and plenty of baggage room making the Gen II perfect for comfortable cross-country trips.

 

Useful Load - 925lbs / 420kg  |  175kts  |  Range - 1,137miles / 1,830km

 

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BUILD & MANUAL

The X350 kit can be completed in +-500 hours depending on your current skill set, when you receive your kit all structural parts and large surfaces will be completed. The kit ships with a base coat already sprayed to insure product quality, and ultimately the finished aircraft quality. The kit ships with 90% built Wings, Horizontal Stab, Rudder, Flaps, Ailerons, Elevators and Fuselage. Within a short time your aircraft will be ready for motor installation.

Building any kit aircraft  is complicated, so it's important to have proper literature and illustrations to carry across what is to be built and completed and in what order. This makes a complicated project less complicated and understandable,  thus making the "build" easy and faster. It was therefor essential for us to meet this criteria and properly illustrate to the builder so to have the builder be well informed and to also get across why a certain technique is used and how to use the techniques correctly.

 

 

Want to know more about composite? Check out the X350 Build Manual Chapter 1 - Introduction, to find out more about the materials used in the Gen II.

Available CAD Drawings

 

All assemblies in the aircraft can be reproduced by the builder using provided CAD drawings should it be required.

 

 

Color Illustrated Exploded Views

 

The build manual features color "exploded" views of all assemblies located in the Gen II.

 

 

Few Composite Layups

 

No need to worry about extensive layups, quick, simple, clean.

 

 

Pre-Primed

 

Primed and ready to go, all composite parts is pre primed so to minimize body work done by the builder, saving crucial time and funds.

 

 

Build at Home, Trailer to Hangar

 

Build your Gen II in your garage, when completed, trailer your aircraft to your hangar and finish her off.

 

 

Build Assist Program

 

Customizable builder assist at your facility. First to build in your region? We'll cover half the builder assistance costs!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DESIGN

The X350 has been designed with the pilot in mind, sounds cliché right? Well its true, from small things such as not needing to open access panels to inspect assemblies, wheel spats that attach with five screws and have access to inflate the tire, engine cooling plenum with easy spark plug access, to stowage space in the cockpit so to no longer have a untidy cockpit, pilot and passenger passive safety elements, all designed and fitted into one two seater aircraft, designed to be built in 500 hours in your garage while meeting the FAA 51% rule.

 

Key Design Features:

 

Passive Safety Elements  | Computer Aided Finite Element Analysis | Built and Tested to Certified Aircraft Standards (FAR 23).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trailer-able Within Minutes

 

Easily removable horizontal stabilizer, and wings. Have your aircraft ready to be trailered or stored  within 15 minutes.

 

 

Cockpit Stowing Space

 

Over 200l worth of stowage space, space for books, iPads, cellphones, pens, keys, and anything else you can fit, finally cleaning up the copilots seat or lap from clutter.

 

 

Tri-Gear or Tail Dragger

 

Optional

 

 

Internally Balanced

 

All control surfaces are internally balanced, leaving no exposed elevator leading edges vulnerable to small stone damage and paint chips.

 

 

Rear Windows

 

Optional rear windows for increased visibility.

 

 

No Rivets

 

Smooth skin for pearlescent paint or vinyl wrap to express your artistic side or advertise your company.

 

 

Customization

 

Few aircraft can be as easily customized as the Gen II, with many options ranging from landing lights, seat changes, full interior modifications, cowl modifications. Factory support is available for these types of changes, so your X350 is built just as you want it.

 

 

 

Repairable

 

Structures are easily repaired; composite has a straightforward procedure to

repair almost any and all damage quickly, easily and safely. Factory support is available for replacement of large structural parts.

 

 

Wide Cockpit

 

One of the widest 2 place aircraft cockpits available on the market today.

Internal Cabin Width - 47.2 in / 1,200 mm

 

Wide CG Range

 

A wide center of gravity range (9.1" to 17.6") means easier loading for those long trips and offers the builder more latitude in engine and propeller weights.

 

 

Custom Engine Support

 

As engine technology evolve we constantly see new engines come to the market. Whisper and our design team are dedicated to assist a builder and offers full factory support should the builder be willing to install a new engine into their X350 Gen II.

All Composite Airframe

 

Composite carbon fiber construction, vacuum bagged for lightness, then post cured for stiffness and strength. Carbon fiber main spars and spar-box for extreme G-loading conditions.

 

 

Corrosion Resistance

 

Composites do not corrode. Any aircraft owner close to the coast will caution you to the horrors of corrosion on metal aircraft and metal parts, the X350 have no such issues as 90% of the aircraft is built using composite. The remaining 10% is made from anodized aluminum or is Cadmium plated.

 

 

Large Aluminum Avionics Panel

 

The large avionics panel supports up to 11" EFIS screens and a traditional radio stack.

 

 

Adjustable rudder pedals

 

Adjust your rudder pedal independently for maximum comfort.

 

 

Independently Adjustable Seats

 

Adjustable semi-reclined seats, offering a wider range of comfort.

 

 

Large Canopy

 

The large acrylic glass canopy allows for spectacular views from within the aircraft throughout your journey. The large canopy also have a unique rearward tilting opening mechanism to allow for easy ingress or egress.

 

 

Canopy Air System

 

The canopy has fresh air integrated into its frame so to allow hot or cool air to the canopy glass and crew, perfect for those hot, or cool days.

 

 

Engine Cooling Plenum

 

No complicated air baffling required. The plenum allows for easy access to the spark-plugs and keeps the engine at optimum operational temperature.

 

 

Large Storage Bay

 

The two seats fold forward so to easily load up to two golf bags, your fishing rods and camping equipment all with ease.

 

 

 

Long Range Fuel Tanks

 

The X350 Gen II sports two large wing tanks with a combined 63USG / 240 liters worth of fuel and with a range of 1,180 miles / 1,900 km or fuel what you need and increase your useful load more,

 

 

 

500 Hours Build Time

 

The X350 kit can be completed in +-500 hours depending on your current skill set, when you receive your kit all structural parts and large surfaces will be completed, the kit ships with a base coat already sprayed to insure product quality and ultimately the finished aircrafts quality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMITMENT TO SAFETY

 

Whisper Aircraft is committed to safety, it is for this reason that we design, build and test to high standards, from the type of fuel senders we use to the type of composites and resin system.

Unfortunately, not all accidents can be avoided. Passive Safety features help minimize the probability and degree of injuries.

 

 

Passive safety elements include:

 

Structural integrity of the cabin under crash-loads | Effective occupant restraint | Seat Impact energy absorption | Unobstructed Head Strike Zones | Stainless Steel Braided Fuel Lines

BAD LANDINGS

Survivable accidents should be exactly that – survived.

 

 

Ballistic Chute Ready

 

 

 

Stainless Steel Braided Fuel Lines

 

Whisper takes special measures to minimize the probability of post-crash fires. Aluminum fuel lines typically used in many other aircraft, rupture easily in a crash when supporting structures are deformed. To help prevent this, we use tough and flexible stainless steel braided high-pressure fuel lines that move with the deforming structure and have a vastly superior strength and rupture resistance.

 

 

Fire Retardant Cowling

 

Increased protection for an unexpected engine fire.

 

 

Robust Gear

 

Landing Gear has been designed and drop tested according to strict FAR 23.725 standards.

 

 

 Seat Impact energy absorption

 

The X350 Gen II offers increased impact absorption through its one piece adjustable carbon fiber seats. Each seat features a rear mounted impact absorber for extremely hard landings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EVERYDAY SAFETY

The best accident protection is to avoid them in the first place.

 

 

Very High Ultimate Wing and Airframe Strength

 

The Gen II wings and empennage have been tested to FAR 23 (Aerobatics) standards. The Gen II have a ultimate G loading of 12 G's and a limit load of 6G's.

 

 

Magnetic Field Fuel Senders

 

CiES Fuel Level Senders, Only the best in fuel sensing technology, know exactly what your fuel level is accurately.

 

 

Lightning Protection

 

The Gen II is lightning protected to ensure that lightning passes through the aircraft and continues to the ground. The Gen II lightning protective layer protect your aircraft from a lightning strike of up to 200,000 amps.

 

 

AN Hardware

 

The Gen II only uses the best quality hardware throughout the aircraft. Why settle for something else only to save a few bucks?

 

 

Effortless Inspection

 

Easily inspect all major control assemblies without opening any covers.

 

 

Designed, Tested

 

From full 3D CAD modeling, FEA testing on structural components, and physical testing; all conducted under strict guidance of FAR 23.

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.0g, 11,023lbs (5,000kg) “Ultimate Load” Test (Factor of Safety 2.0 for Limit Load of 6.0g)

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From Top Left -  3D Render of Complete Aircraft Assembly with Cowl Open, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) of Main Spar, 3D Render of Complete Aircraft Assembly with Wing Exposed, Computer Aided Optimization of Avionics Panel and Center Console, Engine Cooling Plenum,  Surface Plot with Overlaid Flow Trajectories

*Picture illustrates a standard quick build kit, note each kit differ slightly due to customer features and requests.

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COMPARE

Comparing aircraft is a crucial step, before purchasing your dream aircraft, this is why we present the comparisons here, for your convenience.

 

Shown aircraft is the most popular aircraft from the United States, Europe and South Africa, similarly they fall into the same price category and for the most part have similar performance. All these aircraft is also presented as kits.

 

While comparing the various aircraft keep what has been learned about the X350 Gen II in mind.

 

 

 

 

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General                                  X350 Gen II

 

Seats                                                               2

Engine                                                            Lycoming

Horsepower                                                   180 hp

 

Typical Cost Including Build                     $90,000+  / R945,000+

Typical Build Time                                       500 hrs

 

Wing Loading                                               17.50 lb/sq ft

Power Loading                                             11.88 lb/hp

G Loading                                                      +6.0, -4.0 @ Gross

 

Tail Dragger Option                                    Yes

Construction                                                 Composite

 

 

Dimensions

 

Overall Length                                             22 ft 6 in / 6.30 m

Height                                                            6 ft 2 in / 1.9 m

Wingspan                                                      26 ft 2 in / 8.00 m

Internal Cabin Width                                  47.2 in / 1,200 mm

 

Weight

 

Gross Weight                                                2,138 lbs / 970 kg

Empty Weight                                              1,213 lbs / 550 kg

Useful Load                                                   926 lbs / 420 kg

-Max Fuel Load                                             388 lbs / 176 kg

-Useful Load Max Fuel                                538 lbs / 244 kg

 

Fuel

 

Fuel Capacity                                                63 USG / 240 liters

Fuel Consumption @ 55% Cruise              8.5USG /hr, 32.17 L/hr

Fuel Type                                                       AVGAS

 

Performance

 

 

Cruise speed 75% Power @ 1500ft          175 kts / 323 km/h

Cruise speed 55% Power @ 1500ft          155 kts /  287 km/h

Stall Speed                                                    52 kts / 96 km/h

Take Off Ground Roll                                  630ft / 192 m

Landing Distance                                        656 ft / 200m

Rate of Climb                                                1,540 ft/min / 7.82 m/s

Max Operating Altitude                             25,500 ft / 6,858 m

Range (with reserves)  @ 55% Cruise       1,137 miles / 1,830 km

 

RV-7

 

2

Lycoming

180 hp

 

$90,000+ / R1,709,000+

1200 hrs

 

14.8 lb/sq ft

10.00 lb/hp

+6.0, -4.0

 

Yes

Aluminum

 

 

 

 

20 ft 4 in / 6.22 m

7 ft 10 in / 2.16 m

25 ft  / 7.62 m

43 in / 1,092 mm

 

 

 

1,800 lbs / 816 kg

1130 lbs / 512 kg

670lbs / 304 kg

253 lbs / 115 kg

417 lbs / 189 kg

 

 

 

42 USG / 159 liters

 

AVGAS

 

 

 

 

171 kts / 317 km/h @8000ft

154 kts /  285 km/h

50 kts / 93 km/h

575 ft / 175 m

500 ft / 152 m

1,600 ft/min / 8.13 m/s

19,500 ft / 5,944 m

940 miles / 1,513 km

 

RV-14

 

2

Lycoming

210 hp

 

$96,000+ / R1,840,000+

1200 hrs

 

16.25 lb/sq ft

9.76 lb/hp

+6.0, - 3.0 @ 1900lbs

 

Yes

Aluminum

 

 

 

 

21 ft 1 in / 6.43 m

8 ft 2 in / 2.5 m

27 ft / 8.00 m

46.0 in / 1,168 mm

 

 

 

2050 lbs / 930 kg

1,240 lbs / 563 kg

810 lbs / 367 kg

300 lbs / 136 kg

510 lbs / 231 kg

 

 

 

50 USG / 189 liters

 

AVGAS

 

 

 

 

168 kts / 311 km/h @8000ft

147 kts / 272 km/h

51 kts / 94km/h

630 ft / 192 m

715 ft / 217 m

1,500 ft/min / 7.62 m/s

18,000+ ft / 5,486 m

1,080 miles / 1,738 km

 

Lancair Barracuda

 

2

Continental

310 hp

 

$230,000+ / R3,500,000+

1120 hrs

 

23 lb/sq ft

7.0 lb/hp

+4.4, -2.2 (utility)

 

No

Composite

 

 

 

 

22 ft / 6.70 m

-

25 ft 5 in / 7.77 m

43.5 in / 1,105 mm

 

 

 

2,200 lbs / 998 kg

1,450 lbs / 658 kg

750 lbs / 340 kg

360 lbs / 163 kg

390 lbs / 177 kg

 

 

 

65 USG / 246 liters

14 USG/hr / 52 L/hr

AVGAS

 

 

 

 

223 kts / 413 km/h @12,000ft

-

52 kts / 96 km/h

800 ft / 244 m

900 ft / 274 m

2,700 ft/min / 13.7 m/s -solo

-

1,093 miles / 1,759 km

 

Sling 2

 

2

Rotax

115 hp

 

$109,000+ / R1200,000+

850 hrs

 

-

-

+4.4, -2.2 (utility)

 

Yes

Aluminum

 

 

 

 

21 ft 10 in / 6.67 m

8 ft / 2.45m

30 ft 1 in / 9.17 m

43.8 in / 1,11 mm

 

 

 

1,543 lbs / 700 kg

847 lbs / 384 kg

697 lbs / 316 kg

238 lbs / 108 kg

459 lbs / 208 kg

 

 

 

39.6 USG / 150 liters

3.8 USG/hr, 14.38 L/hr

MOGAS

 

 

 

 

130 kts / 240 km/h

-

46 kts / 85 km/h

460 ft / 140 m

295 ft / 90 m

900 ft/min / 4.57 m/s

16,000 ft / 4,876 m

805 miles / 1,296 km @75%

 

 

*Above specifications was current as of publishment of this website, for updated specifications visit above compared aircrafts respective websites to verify shown information. The above comparison is shown only for convenience.

 

Dynamic WT9

 

2

Rotax

100 hp

 

$‪131,506+ /  R1,900,000+‬

850 hrs

 

-

-

+4.4, -2.2

 

No

Composite

 

 

 

 

21 ft / 6.40 m

6.56 ft / 2.00 m

29 ft 52 in / 9.00 m

45.3 in / 1,15 mm

 

 

 

1,323 lbs / 600 kg

595 lbs / 270 kg

728 lbs / 330 kg

198 lbs / 90 kg

529 lbs / 240 kg

 

 

 

33 USG / 125 liters

4.54 USG/hr, 17.2 L/hr

MOGAS

 

 

 

 

130 kts / 240 km/h

100 kts / 185 km/h

42 kts / 78 km/h

-

-

1190 ft/min / 6.05 m/s

-

767 miles / 1,234km

 

PRICING

The pricing shown is intended as a budgeting aid only and is not a guarantee of pricing or availability. Prices are based on the best available information however are subject to change without notice.

 

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