The SR20 is our entry level Cirrus aircraft. We use it for both primary and instrument training. It is a G2 model equipped with Avidyne Avionics.
The Cirrus SR20 is a four-place, low wing, single-engine monoplane with fixed landing gear. The aircraft is constructed of primarily composite materials.
This airplane is certificated in the normal category. In the normal category all aerobatic maneuvers are prohibited. The aircraft is approved for day and night VFR/IFR when equipped in accordance with F.A.R. 91 or F.A.R. 135.
The engine is a Continental Model IO-360-ES and is rated at 200 hp at 2700 RPM. It is a six cylinder direct drive, normally aspirated, air-cooled, horizontally opposed, fuel injected engine.
A 56-gallon usable wet-wing fuel storage system provides fuel for engine operation. The system consists of vented integral fuel tanks and a fuel collector/sump in each wing, a three-position selector valve, an electric boost pump, and an engine-driven fuel pump. Fuel is gravity fed from each tank to the associated collector sumps where the engine-driven fuel pump draws fuel through a filter and selector valve to pressure feed the engine fuel injection system. The electric boost pump is provided for engine priming and vapor suppression.
The airplane is equipped with a two-alternator, two-battery, 28-volt direct current electrical system designed to reduce the risk of electrical system faults. Alternator 1 is a belt-driven, internally rectified, 75-amp alternator mounted on the right front of the engine and is regulated to 28 volts. Alternator 2 is a gear-driven, internally rectified, 20-amp alternator mounted on the accessory drive at the rear of the cabin and is regulated to 28.5 volts. The output from Alternator 1 is connected to the Main Distribution Bus. The output from Alternator 2 is connected to the Essential Distribution Bus. Both alternators are self-exciting (not self-starting), and require battery voltage for field excitation in order to start up.
|Carbureted Or Fuel Injected||Fuel Injected|
|Fixed Pitch/ Constant Speed Propeller||Constant Speed/ 3 blades|
|Fuel Capacity||60 gallons|
|Min. Octane Fuel||100|
|Avg. Fuel Burn at 75% power in standard conditions per hour||17.8 gallons|
|Weights and Capacities:|
|Takeoff/Landing Weight Normal Category||3050 lbs.|
|Takeoff/Landing Weight Utility Category||N/A|
|Standard Empty Weight||2080 lbs.|
|Max. Useful Load Normal Category||970 lbs.|
|Max. Useful Load Utility Category||N/A|
|Baggage Capacity||130 lbs.|
|Oil Capacity||8 quarts|
|Do Not Exceed Speed||200 KCAS|
|Max. Structural Cruising Speed||165 KCAS|
|Stall Speed Clean||66 KIAS|
|Stall Speed Landing Configuration||56 KIAS|
|Climb Best Rate||725 FPM|
|Wing Loading||22.2 lbs./sq. ft.|
|Power Loading||15.0 lbs./hp|
|Service Ceiling||17,500 ft.|