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Cirrus SR22

Cirrus SR22

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Continental IO-550-N
310 hp.
26' 0"
38' 6"
2,250 lbs.
3,400 lbs.
81 gallons
213 mph
245 mph
1,300 fpm
14,200 feet
1,150 miles

The Cirrus SR22 became the best selling recreational aircraft in 2002. It can fly at greater speeds and have more range than other aircraft of its type due to advanced aerodynamics.

Standard equipment on the SR22 is a 310 hp engine, global positioning system, autopilot, and a special recovery parachute.

A Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS) is deployed by being pulled from the aircraft by a small rocket until the chute is clear of the aircraft.

Cirrus SR22 pilots report the aircraft as fun and easy to fly. There is ample interior room front and back. The glass cockpit multi function displays show minimal reflections, are clear, intuitive, and easy to use.

Rotation speed of the Cirrus SR22 is around 86 mph with three average size people, full fuel, and no luggage aboard. Pilots tell of a smooth ride, even in typical late summer day chop. The aircraft can easily and economically cruise at over 190 mph. If you are willing to sacrifice a little fuel economy, you can bump the cruising speed up to around 213 mph.

Cirrus SR22 aircraft are not rated for aerobatics, however quick maneuvering will be rewarded with solid tracking and instant response. Stalls are very predictable and gentle. The aircraft will settle down on the runway just as you would expect. Just keep the approach speed steady and settle in for a smooth landing.

Cirrus SR22 from NitroPlanes.

Pictured above is the Cirrus SR22 for sale by NitroPlanes. It comes ready to fly and has a 55" wingspan, a 38" length, includes a brushless motor, and weighs around 31 oz. You have a choice of silver or white paint schemes.

The first picture below is a Cirrus SR22 for sale from KMP Models. The ARF features a fiberglass fuselage. Wingspan is 87.5". The length is 68". KMP recommends a 1.08 two stroke or a 1.20 to 1.50 four stroke engine. The completed rc airplane should weigh about 13 lbs.

The second picture below is of the Cirrus SR22 scratch built by Mike Allen. It is 42" long and has a wingspan of 55". Mike powers it with an O. S. .46 engine. All up weight is only 3.5 lbs.

The third picture is of the Cirrus SR22 for sale by Ultrafly. Its wingspan is 52" and length is 34 1/2". The fuselage is made from fiberglass and the wings are balsa built-up. With the recommended F/18/10 motor, weight is about 2 3/4 lbs.

The bottom picture is the scratch built Cirrus SR22 by Pat Backover. It has a 44" wingspan and a length of 33.5". Power comes from a MEGA 16/15/5 motor.

Do you know of a Cirrus SR22 that you would like to tell us about?  If so, we would appreciate hearing from you at our email address.

KMP Models Cirrus SR22.

Cirrus SR22 built by Mike Allen.

Ultrafly Cirrus SR22.

Cirrus SR22 built by Pat Backover.