Meyers 200D performance and specifications

The fastest, normally aspirated, production piston single-engine 4-place aircraft ever built. In 1966, a 200A piloted by Bill Brodbeck set the world speed record for Class C-1.b Group 1, speed over a 3 kilometre closed course of 227.24 mph which lasted almost 18 years.  A standard production Aero Commander 200D, piloted by Don Washburn, at the same time set the world record in Class C-1c of  239.5 mph over the same 3 kilometre closed course. There is an attempt to place the aircraft back in production (see history).

Dimensional   Performance  
       
Wingspan

30'6"

Max Speed 208 kts
Length Overall 24'4" Cruise Speed 200 kts
Height Overall 7'4" Rate of Climb S/L 1,350 fpm
Wheel Track 8'9" Service Ceiling 18,500 ft
Wheelbase 6'11" Take-off to 50 ft 1,250 ft
Cabin Door:   Landing Over 50 ft 1,250 ft

Height

3'1" Range (100 gal - 45 min reserve) 1,200 mi

Width

3'2" Stall Speed - clean 62 kts
Cabin   Stall Speed - gear down  

Height

4'2"

20 flaps

55 kts

Width

3'8"

40 flaps

52 kts
Length from firewall 9'4"    
Gross Weight - lbs 3,300

Powerplant & Accessories

 
Empty Weight - lbs 1,940    
Useful Load - lbs 1,360 Continental IO-550, fuel injected, 6 cyl, 300 hp  
Max Wing Loading lbs/ft 20.43 McCauley 80" dia 3 blade propeller  
Max Power Loading lbs/hp 11.0 Woodward Prop Governor  
Wing Area - sq ft 161.5 . . .