• Review: Flysimware - Velocity XL RG

    Velocity XL RG

    Publisher: Flysimware

    Review Author:
    Bill Stack

    Suggested Price:
    $27.99

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    Velocity XL RG by Flysimware

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    The Velocity XL RG is a four-seat, single-engine, general-aviation aircraft with a pusher propeller and distinctive delta and canard wings. Made of composite materials, it is sold in kits for home building as an experimental aircraft. It can be powered by four-cylinder or six-cylinder engine as its buyer's choice. The XL (extra large) model is larger than its predecessor models, and the RG model has retractable landing gear.

    The XL RG's fuselage is manufactured in two premolded fiberglass pieces: top and bottom. Each window is a one-piece preformed acrylic unit. Most other parts are premolded with bolt holes predrilled. Buyers can choose from either of two engines: a carbureted, six-cylinder, 300 horsepower Lycoming IO-540 or a fuel-injected, six-cylinder, Continental 310 horsepower IO-550. I saw several liveries on Velocity's website but nothing about selecting prepainted liveries, so I assume that buyers paint their own liveries (or pay professionals to paint them).

    Instrument panels appear to be customized for individual buyers. Panels and instruments are described ambiguously on Velocity's website, and buyers are referred to avionics dealers. The only photo of an instrument panel on Velocity's website shows an all-glass panel that resembles a Garmin system, but no manufacturer is mentioned. Flight conditions are controlled with joysticks in the sidewalls at each front seat.

    Kits are sold in various forms depending on the buyer's needs and wants, starting at $46,200 US. I found fully constructed models for sale on the Internet for as much as $158,000 US.

    Velocity's XL RG is slightly smaller than the stock Cessna 172 Skyhawk in MSFS. Its greater fuel capacity than the C172 makes it heavier and gives it longer range, and its more powerful engine propels it faster and enables the additional weight.

    Velocity says its XL RG performs best between 7,000 and 12,000 feet (2,135 and 3,660 meters) and can fly 1,000 nautical miles (1,852 kilometers) cross country in excess of 200 KIAS.

    Velocity XL RG Specifications
    Specification Value
    Occupants 4
    Empty Weight 1,700 LB
    771 KG
    Maximum Weight 2,800 LB
    1,270 KG
    Useful Load 1,100 LB
    499 KG
    Fuel Capacity 70 USG
    265 L
    Cruising Speed 180 KIAS
    333 KPH
    Maximum Speed 240 KIAS
    445 KPH
    Stall Speed None
    Ceiling 25,000 FT
    7,625 M
    Range 1,000 NM
    1,852 KM
    Length 20 FT
    6 M
    Wingspan 31 FT
    9 M
    Propeller 3 Blades
    Variable Pitch
    Engine Lyc IO-540 or
    Cont IO-550
    Power 300-310 HP
    224-231 KW
    Source: Velocity Aircraft

    1 Comment
    1. Ragtopjohnny's Avatar
      Ragtopjohnny -
      I agree with Bill's review. I own the aircraft as well and LOVE it. In fact, it's my exclusive Flight Sim aircraft now.
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