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Lancair Evolution: Revolutionary Homebuilt

Lancair reaches for new horizons in four-place homebuilts with the Evolution propjet
by Bill Cox, Plane & Pilot Magazine

Lancair International of Redmond, Ore., has always been near the head of the pack, and the company’s new Evolution may be the ultimate high-end, four-seat, single-engine turboprop—especially considering that there are no others. The Evolution represents a definite paradigm shift. It’s certainly the most aggressive four-place airplane on the market today, certified or experimental. It effectively expands turboprop technology and performance into....
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Lancair: Evolution and Revolution

The pairing of Lancair’s Evolution kitplane and Lycoming’s next-gen iE2 engine makes for easy starting and great forward speed.
by Robert Goyer, Flying Magazine, July 2010

For the past few years piston-engine giant Lycoming has been developing a new engine, the TEO-540-A1A. The designation is meaningful: It is a “turbocharged,” “electronic ignition” and “opposed” — nothing new there — version of the venerable 540-series Lycoming engine that has been a mainstay of the general aviation fleet for decades.
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Lancair Evo Update (Video)

by Paul Bertorelli, AvWeb, April 2010

Lancair's piston Evolution is one of the most ambitious kit aircraft ever, and it has an equally ambitious engine, Lycoming's IE2 electronic powerplant. At Sun 'n Fun, Lancair's Doug Meyer gave us an update on the program.
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Evolution Of An Original

The Lycoming-powered Evolution turns in turboprop performance on a piston budget
by Bill Cox, Plane & Pilot Magazine

During our three-day, 5,200 nm trip across North America and the Atlantic, we luxuriated in the airplane’s near-turboprop cruise speeds en route to Biggin Hill Airport, starting point for the event. On each leg, we launched and climbed straight to 25,000 feet, maintained power at max cruise and saw consistent true airspeeds of 260 knots or better. One leg—Narsarsuaq, Greenland to Reykjavik, Iceland—yielded a spectacular....
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