At the 2021 Composite FX Factory Fly In, CFX debuted the XE290 which replaces the XE285 going forward.
Improvements in engine safety and/or performance include:
-New Automatic Fuel Mapping ECU and Harness
-New Independent Ignition Coils
-New Larger Charging Capacity
-New Quieter Intake System
-Improved Cooling System
Composite FX Mosquito XE290 Helicopter
The workhorse of the XE family, the new XE 290 is a piston powered, water cooled, oil injected, fuel injected, electronic programmable ignition, 800 cc, 90HP experimental helicopter. Years of development have went into the transition from the smaller, air cooled engine to this power plant. At 7,000 RPM, this engine uses approximately half of its potential output, leading to extended service and dependability. Fuel consumption (91-93 octane mogas) is about 7 gallons per hour, providing exceptional economy, range and performance.
Kit: $55,000 as of 7-20-2022.
Paint plus either Dealer Assist Build or Factory Assist Build standard kit: $70,000
Note: Both Dealer and Factory Assist Builds include test flight.
Dealer Assist builds with Storey Aviation here in Tennessee not only include test flight but will also include our Custom Cockpit Checklist, log sheets for Flight Time, Airframe, Engine, Rotor Blades and Building Log and receive assistance with FAA Registration and Final Inspection for Airworthiness Certificate.
Please refer to our "Services" page for further detail.
ENGINE - CFX 800
EMPTY WEIGHT - 390 Lbs
MAX GROSS - (240 LB PILOT) 720 Lbs
CLIMB RATE (EST) - 1200 FT/MIN
MAX AIR SPEED - 95 MPH
CRUISE SPEED - 50-80 MPH
IGEH - 10,000'DA / OGEH 8,000'DA
MAIN ROTOR - 590 RPM
TAIL ROTOR - 2670 RPM
FUEL CAPACITY - 12 GAL/91-93 OCTANE MoGas
FUEL CAP W/ AUX TANK - 20 GAL/91-93 OCTANE MoGas
FUEL BURN (EST) - 6-7 GPH USING 91/93 OCTANE MoGas
FLIGHT TIME - 1.7HR W/RESERVE, W/ AUX TANK 3 HRS W/RESERVE