Zivko Edge 540, Images by Wernher Krutein and PHOTOVAULT®

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about the Edge 540

The Zivko Edge 540 is built by Zivko Aeronautics. It is a highly aerobatic purpose built aircraft. It has a roll rate of 420 degree per second and a 3,700 foot per minute climb rate. A tandem-seat version is sold as the Edge 540T.

* Crew: one pilot
* Capacity: pilot only
* Length: 6.27 m (20 ft 7 in)
* Wingspan: 7.42 m (24 ft 4 in)
* Height: 2.87 m (9 ft 5 in)
* Wing area: 9.1 m (98 ft)
* 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 IO-540, 254 kW (340 hp)

* Maximum speed: 426 km/h (265 mph)
* Range: km (miles)
* Service ceiling m (ft)
* Rate of climb: 1,189 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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