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2009

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ViperJet LXR Overview
Imagine flying at 400 knots, flight level 280, for 1000 nautical miles…all in
pressurized comfort. Imagine no more. It is possible in the ViperJet LXR.

The ViperJet LXR, tandem seat personal jet manufactured by Viper Aircraft
Corporation has been designed for the pilot that needs personal jet transportation at
an affordable cost. The ViperJet LXR has a state of the art glass cockpit, dual
controls and a fuel efficient Pratt & Whitney (P&W) JT15D turbofan engine.

LXR definition: LONGER with EXTRA RANGE

ViperJet LXR Design


For those individuals wanting the ultimate in personal transportation, the LXR
continues the Viper Aircraft design philosophy of high-performance, custom aircraft.
In the tradition of the extremely successful ViperJet MKII and its larger cousin the
Viper FanJet, the LXR brings style and substance to the aviation world.

Viper Aircraft was able to use all of the same flight proven components and composite
airframe parts as the popular ViperJet MK II Executive with a few changes to existing
fuselage tooling. The ViperJet LXR was created by lengthening the fuselage by 2 feet,
adding 2 ½ inches to the cockpit depth which significantly widened the cockpit in
areas allowing more comfort for pilot and passenger. Additionally, the engine bay and
plenum/nacelle structures were bolstered in strategic areas to accept the time-tested
P&W JT15D-1A turbofan engine.

To meet the needs of 21st century corporate travel or sport flying the LXR employs
very simple systems thereby significantly reducing required maintenance. The
ViperJet LXR airframe is engineered to meet or exceed FAR 23 standards and includes
Frise ailerons, and other refinements that produce a safe and easy to fly aircraft.
Revised avionics and modified cockpit ergonomics are also employed.

THE RESULT: an aircraft with performance on par with the ViperJet MK II, yet using
half the fuel and providing a more spacious cockpit.

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ViperJet LXR Specifications
A properly designed personal aircraft should be able to carry the pilot and passenger
with speed, efficiency and a minimum of fuss. Furthermore, the ability to fly
distances in excess of 1000 nm reduces overall fuel consumption and pilot fatigue.

The figures in Table 1 below indicate the superior capabilities of the ViperJet LXR. By
adding the optional tip tanks to the aircraft, the range of the LXR approaches 1500
nm with reserves.

Aircraft Item Data


Powerplant P&W JT15D-1A
(2200 lbs thrust)
Length 27 ft 8 in
Wing Span 30 ft 0 in
Height 10 ft 10 in
Cabin Width 30 in
Baggage Area 10 cu ft
Baggage Weight 75 lbs
Cockpit Seating 2 (tandem)
Pressurization 5.5 psi
Cabin Altitude 8,000 ft @ FL250
Empty Weight 2500 lbs
Ramp Weight 4675 lbs
Useful Load 2175 lbs
Full fuel payload 475 lbs
Time to climb
(FL250) 5 min
Rate of climb
(aerobatic weight) 7500+ fpm
Rate of climb
(gross weight) 5000 fpm
Mmo (FL250) 0.72
Vne (S.L.) 375 KIAS
Maximum cruise
speed (FL280) 400 KTAS
Economy cruise
speed (FL280) 350 KTAS
Range economy
cruise (std. fuel) 1100 nm
Range economy
cruise (opt. fuel) 1450 nm
Take off distance
(gross weight) 1500 ft
Landing distance 2500 ft
TABLE 1

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Performance that meets or exceeds the competition

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ViperJet LXR Cockpit

A newly designed cockpit


and instrument panel
surround the pilot with
easy to access flight
information. The
Chelton® EFIS, TruTrak®
autopilot and Garmin®
suite of avionics provide
the ultimate in safety
and situational
awareness.

Pilot seating is situated


to allow almost
unrestricted visibility in
all directions. That
combined with leather
seating surfaces, air-
conditioning and 5.5 psi
pressurization equate to
an aircraft that easy to
fly and appealing too.

Chelton EFIS System


The Primary Flight Display (PFD) shows you what lies ahead of
your aircraft…even when darkness and weather obscure your
sight. Overlaying this forward-looking 3-D Synthetic Vision is
advanced HUD symbology. The net result is an intuitive, holistic
"picture" of your aircraft for incredible ease, awareness,
control and safety.

The Multi-Function Display provides multiple navigation


views…precisely synchronized with the forward-looking 3-D
synthetic Vision you see in the Primary Flight Display. One of the
main FlightLogic "views" of flight data. The Multi-function Display
can present up to nine different views, all of which are precisely
synchronized with the forward-looking 3D Synthetic Vision shown
on the PFD.

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TruTrak Sorcerer Autopilot Features
The TruTrack Sorcerer Autopilot is fully integrated with the Chelton EFIS system
providing many features that allow comfort and safety whether flying an approach or
cruising at FL280.

GPS-Slaved solid-state DG
Digital Ground Track Selector
VOR / LOC / ILS
VOR / LOC Reverse
Selected-angle Intercept
GPS Nav Mode
GPS Steering
Solid-state gyroscopically-controlled pitch axis
Selected Vertical Speed climbs and descents
Altitude Hold
Built-in Digital Altimeter
V-NAV
Vertical GPS Steering (GPSV)
Altitude Selector with 50-ft resolution for approaches
Selectable airspeed for altitude transitions (in addition to VS)
True Control Wheel Steering†
Simplified user interface
12-28 Volts
Dimensions - 1.7”H x 6.25”W x 7”D
Standard weight including servos - 7lb

† True control wheel steering means that upon release of the control wheel switch, the system synchronizes to the
direction of flight and vertical speed, in units with vertical speed select. This is the only multi-servo autopilot
system available with this feature.

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Turbofan Power
The ViperJet LXR is powered by a single Pratt & Whitney JT15D-1A turbofan engine. The
engine provides an average of 2200 lbs of static thrust.

Pratt & Whitney JT15D1A

JT15D-1A Background and Technical Information


The JT15D turbofan engine family is P&W’s first turbofan engine and continues to enjoy
strong success today as new models are introduced embodying the latest technologies. The
JT15D powers a wide range of business aviation and government applications since being
introduced in the 1970s. The JT15D family is comprised of 3 engine series and 17 models,
ranging from 2,200 to 3,400 pounds thrust, with the more than 6,600 engines produced having
accumulated more than 41 million hours of flight time. The continued success of the JT15D
stems from its impressive levels of reliability and durability, with overhaul intervals having
reached higher than 10,000 hours. A strong testimonial to the JT15D’s dependability and
durability is its stellar performance powering light to mid-size business jets in the fractional
ownership business jet market.

Operators of JT15D engines are supported by P&W’s industry-leading global customer support.
This includes over 30 P&W-owned and designated service facilities around the world, more
than 100 field support representatives on all major continents, a 24/7 Customer First Centre
for rapid expert support, the most advanced diagnostic capabilities for this market and the
largest pool of P&WC rental and exchange engines in the industry.

JT15D engines have a proven track record in meeting customers’ expectations in


performance, reliability, durability, fuel consumption and environmental friendliness.
Seventeen JT15D models have currently been produced under 3 series (JT15D-1, JT15D-4 and
JT15D-5) ranging in thrust from 2,200 to 3,400 pounds.

The JT15D is a two-spool engine with only six rotating components, a single-stage high
pressure centrifugal compressor driven by a single-stage high pressure turbine and a single-
stage low pressure turbine driving a robust fan with wide-chord blades and compressor boost
stage. A high efficiency reverse-flow combustor ensures low emissions and fuel consumption.
The success of the engine with respect to its impressive durability level of higher than 10,000
hours between overhauls was a major reason for selecting this same core to power the
PW901A APU on the Boeing 747-400. In fact, the JT15D-based PW901A has also become the
benchmark in the APU industry for durability and reliability.

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Cost of Operation
The ViperJet LXR is one of the most efficient aircraft on the market with its low
hourly direct cost of operation at under $300.00 per hour--just think that’s $ .67 per
nautical mile or $ .34 per seat mile.

Let’s examine a typical flight from Los Angeles, CA (Santa Monica Municipal Airport-
KSMO) to Denver, CO (Centennial Airport-KAPA) a trip of 733 nautical miles:

 Start engine, get clearance and taxi to the active runway, taking 20 minutes
and using 7 gallons of fuel until takeoff;
 Take off and climb unrestricted to FL280 (5,000 fpm average) taking
approximately 6 minutes and using 12 gallons of fuel;
 Cruise 660 miles at 400 KTAS taking 1 hour and 40 minutes, and using 128
gallons of fuel;
 Descend the remaining 50 miles (2,000 fpm average) at 250 KTAS taking 12
minutes and using an additional 12 gallons of fuel;
 Taxi to the Executive Terminal taking 15 minutes and using an additional 5
gallons of fuel.

Summary of Flight:

Time from engine start to shut down: 2 hours 23 minutes


Total flight time: 1 hour 58 minutes
Total Fuel Used: 158 gallons
Cost of Fuel to fly Los Angeles to Denver ($3/gallon): $474 total
Cost per person to fly from Los Angeles to Denver: $237/per person

As you can see from this example, the ViperJet LXR provides a very quick and
economical way to fly.

Contact us today—together we can make your ViperJet LXR a reality!

Viper Aircraft Corporation


4020 N Stearman Avenue
Pasco, WA 99301

509.543.3570
Dan@Viper-Aircraft.com
Viper-Aircraft.com

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Completing your ViperJet LXR
Viper Aircraft has formed a strategic alliance with Zero Gravity Builders Studio LLC, to
assist LXR owners in the completion and flight testing of their aircraft. Zero Gravity is
conveniently located adjacent to the Viper Aircraft headquarters thereby facilitating
the transfer of technologies and information to every project.

Zero Gravity was established to provide premiere-quality Builder Assistance for the
most advanced Custom Built Aircraft on the market today. Their talented staff brings
over 50 combined years of aircraft construction and repair experience to your
project—no aircraft is too complicated or sophisticated for their team of technicians.
The specialists at Zero Gravity are thoroughly trained in the processes necessary to
fabricate in accordance with certified aircraft standards.

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