The XP-TALON is a one-of-a-kind high performance sport airplane. It is not a replica. I like to describe it as a cross between a Mustang and a Spitfire. It just has that look!

It is all metal and is powered by a 400 aluminum Chevy type Rodeck V-8 engine. The TALON sports a 74” Hartzell constant speed propeller via a Geschwender 1.7:1 reduction unit. Engine cooling is accomplished with a Griffon radiator under each wing. The oil is cooled through two oil coolers mounted in the cowling. 

The engine was dyno'd at 420 HP and uses a dry sump system with a large oil tank behind the rear seat. Fuel is carried in two tanks in each wing for a total  of 60 gallons. 

Fuel burn is 12-15 GPH depending on power settings. It is fuel injected by an Airflow-Performance system. 
At 3600 engine RPM and 22" MP it trues out at 210 MPH. 


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