Altitude Group has completed Phase I flight testing of the P85. Based on the fixed-gear tailwheel Radial Rocket is powered by a 400-horsepower liquid cooled Chevy LS V8 engine.
“Combining V8 power with a very capable and proven airframe design has resulted in a new benchmark for high performance with economy of acquisition and operation,” said Jeff Ackland, Altitude Group‘s Manager.
The P85 swings a 3-blade 80-inch Catto Prop, seats 2 (tandem), enjoys a 252 mph high-speed cruise, climbs at 3,200 feet per minutes (solo) and has an 800 pound useful load. The composite airframe is designed for aerobatic flight. P85 Streamline Airframe Kits start at $49,950.