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|Author(s)||D-EKEW, D-Leon, D-STHO|
The Extra EA-500 is a six-seat single-engined turboprop aircraft produced by the Extra Aircraft company.
Current stable release is 1.0 (18.02.2014):
git clone https://git.gitorious.org/extra500/extra500.git cd extra500 git checkout version/1.0.0
or use the download button on: 
For the stable release make sure you are on the version/1.0.0 branch!
Since March 2013 D-EKEW, D-Leon, D-STHO are working on this model. They are making use of original data from the Pilot's Operation Handbook. People who have experienced the aircraft in real life help calibrating the FDM as well as tuning the systems behavior.
About the airplane
The Extra Aircraft company designed several aerobatic aircraft based on the early experimental EA-230 and EA-260, followed by the FAR-23 certified EA-300 series (EA-300, EA-300/S, EA-300/L, EA-300/200, EA-300/LT, EA-330/LC, EA-330/SC). The company introduced the Extra EA-400 in 2001. This is a cross-country airplane with many exclusive features including carbon fiber construction, pressurized cabin, high strut-less wing, and a seating for six. The EA-500 was introduced as a derivative of the EA-400 replacing the piston engine with a Rolls-Royce Model 250-B17F/2 turboprop producing 450 horsepower (340 kW) and driving a MT-propeller 5 bladed propeller. Walter Extra flew the first EA-500 from Germany to Oshkosh, Wisconsin to illustrate its range and capabilities. The most recent changes to the aircraft come from Avidyne with their latest glass avionics, Entegra R9.
|Capacity||5 PAX or 525 kg payload|
|Empty weight||1,420 kg|
|Max takeoff weight||2,130 kg|
|Enginge||Rolls-Royce Model 250-B17F/2|
|Cruise speed||210 kts|
|Stall speed||61 kts|
|Endurance||7.9 hours at cruise speed|
|Climb rate||1,335 ft/min|
The development version is available via Gitorious:
The developers will establish a release plan in order to publish stable versions for each FlightGear release as well as actual developer versions for testers.