a Lancair 360 MkII with a stock Lycoming
O-360A1A. Construction was started in
December of 1995. First flight occurred
November 1997. Build time from a standard
kit to flying was 2500 hours. After a
year of flying, painting required an additional 500 hours over a period of six
months. While not built with the goal of
becoming a show plane, it did capture Champion at
Studies pertaining to the Lancair 320/360
Longitudinal Stability of the Lancair 320/360 with the Original and MKII Horizontal Stabilizers - The original and MKII stabilizers are compared in flight test
Lancair Stability and Control Evaluation – Evaluation of the dynamic stability and stick force gradients in cruise and landing configurations
Cruise Flap Investigation – Drag Polars were generated to quantify the effects of flap deflection on total aircraft drag
Lancair Static Stability – Analysis and testing of the longitudinal static stability of the Lancair 360.
Vibration Analysis – Vibration Summary in cruise and take-off flight phases
Engine Cooling Improvement – dramatic improvement in cylinder head temperatures while increasing air speed using diffusers and a plenum chamber.
Cooling System Evaluation – Pressure and Mass Flow measurements were made to evaluate the effectiveness of the new cooling system.
Cooling Power – Horse power lost to cooling – a continuation of “Cooling System Evaluation”
Outback Gear Door Drag Reduction – A little known or discussed problem with the ‘Outback Gear’ doors is that they do not remain closed in flight.
Induction System Improvement - sealed inlet with 100% filtering and ram pressure recovery.
Induction Inlet Sizing – How large should the inlet be made?
Autopilot Servo Installation – Utilizing space efficiently for a CG friendly servo installation
Carbon Spinner Back Plate – Eliminates cracking issue common with Aluminum
Main gear micro switches – mount the switches directly on the over-center link.
Nose Gear Strut Spacer – eases installation of the nose gear strut, eliminates lateral play.
Hinge Play – How to eliminate the play and wear inherent in MS20001 hinges.
Hinge Replacement – How to make an exact copy of an MS hinge
Hydraulics – Detailed description of the Lancair 320/360 Hydraulic System
Hydraulic Cylinder Overhaul – The details of overhauling hydraulic cylinders used on the Lancair
(last updated 6-28-2014)