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 Post subject: FS: 2012 Epic LT $2,000,000
PostPosted: 04 Sep 2019, 15:57 
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Up for sale is our beloved 2012 Epic LT, serial number 39. Excellent build quality and meticulously maintained. Detailed records since new. Flown and cared for by an A&P/IA/pro pilot. Lots of obsessive TLC that went into operating and maintaining this aircraft.

The 50 or so Epic LTs built are incredible platforms and owners have made their own touches in their own way. Later serial numbers are the culmination of a lot of features and changes, and I think you’ll find this plane is one of the most comprehensive and complete examples out there. Epic factory support is available and the plane has only gone there for its annual condition inspections. They do a great job.

Asking $2,000,000

General:
• Aircraft hangared in Fresno, CA at KFAT
• Airframe: 920 TTSN/727 landings (continued use)
• Engine: 920 TTSN/727 CSN – P&WC PT6A-67A build spec 1239
• Propeller: 920 TTSN – Hartzell 4-blade HC-E4A-3D/E10477SK
• Paint: 8.5/10. Excellent condition. Typical minor composite paint cracking from pressurization around the door.
• Interior: 8.5/10
• All condition inspections and upgrades are done by Epic factory maintenance in Bend. They have the most domain knowledge and experience working on these planes.
• Damage history: partial main gear collapse when nearly new. Contact with the ground on the tail/rudder and one wingtip. No contact with pressure vessel or prop/engine. Repairs done at Epic factory with log entries. No issues over the past 800 hours/6 years


Avionics:
• Garmin G900X 3-screen integrated panel with SVT synthetic vision
• FMS keypad
• Garmin GDL-69 XM weather and radio receiver
• Garmin Flight Stream 210: Bluetooth link for mobile devices
• ADS-B equipped (2x GTX-33ES transponders)
• Avidyne active traffic
• Trutrak Sorcerer 3 axis autopilot yaw damper. New servos installed in August in accordance with recent Epic Service Letter
• Garmin G5 standby instrument with backup battery


Utility:
• Epics are deceptively large for 6 place aircraft
• Rear seating in the largest cross section of the cabin has more headroom and width than a King Air. Significantly more leg room in the club arrangement than any standard Pilatus or King Air configuration. No crossing legs. Tall 6’4”+ passengers are no issue
• Max differential pressure is 6.7 psi. We typically see a ~6600’ cabin at FL280
• Excellent and simple electric air conditioning system. You can pre-cool the cabin with ground power
• Aircraft weights
o Empty weight: 4,649 lbs
o Max gross takeoff weight: 7,750 lbs
o Useful load: 3,101 lbs
o Usable fuel capacity: 288 gallons/1929 lbs
o 1,172 lbs payload with at full fuel
o Favorable empty CG to load pax/bags/fuel while staying in envelope. CG moves forward with fuel burn.


Performance:
• If you don’t know, an Epic will do 300+ ktas from ~10’000 feet up to FL280
• The -67A engine is one of the most powerful, high altitude performing PT6s available. It shares a similar gas generator (~1850 thermodynamic horsepower) with those found in TBMs/Piaggios but with 350 more hp available on takeoff
• Note: P&WC’s recommended standard cruise power setting is 760° ITT—far below the engine’s max continuous power setting: 103% NG, 840° ITT, 1000 shp. I’ve heard Pratt is about to release a higher 800° temp limit based on fleet results. We tried max power briefly just to see what it does and the plane will go 15-20 knots faster (north of 330 ktas).
• Our example at normal cruise and heavy weights sees average 315 knots in wintertime, 305 knots in summer time. We don’t get ISA or cold days often in California, but if we do, it’s normal to see 325 ktas.
• VFR altitudes at 300+ knots below class A can help avoid circuitous IFR routing saving time. Also helps on stiff headwinds heading westbound. Typically, time savings with less headwinds or IFR routing results in same fuel burn for the trip.
• This plane operates comfortably out of 2500’ strips near sea level (even at 100° F). The torque limiter lets you apply full power quickly. Landing is equally easy if you’re on speed, reverse thrust is very effective. 85 knots over the fence and you’ll stop with room to spare
• Typical V-speeds and limitations
o Vne: 280 kias, Mmo: .64 mach (~250 kias at FL280)
o Stalls in mid 60 knot range depending on weight
o Category B approach speeds are typical (110-120 knots)


Endurance:
• ISA temp and standard cruise (760° ITT) at FL280 fuel flows yields almost exactly 60 gph at 315-325 ktas. Summer time sees 305 ktas and ~50 gph at FL280 and ISA+20. I’m judicious with fuel and get my clearance with engine off, so first hour uses 70-75 gallons including start up and taxi. There’s roughly 3h40m of fuel with 1h reserve at normal cruise.
• Advertised endurance range is 1650nm. We’ve done 1200 nm westbound before. Ended up being 5 hours flight time and that pushed my bladder to the limit.


Weather capability:
• De-ice boots on leading edges of the horizontal stabilizer and each wing
• 2x heated pitot tubes
• Heated propeller
• Heated engine inlet
• Inertial separator


Options/extras/features:
• Inertial separator—very rare on Epic LTs. This system functions and operates normally
• Torque limiter (same as Pilatus)
• Heated engine inlet
• New style landing gear: integrated downlocks so you don’t have hop in and switch on the master to primet the hydraulic system before towing. Old style gear risked gear collapse if it sat too long and hydraulic pressure bled down in the system actuators
• 6x ship-powered 6-pin/LEMO headset plugs
• Pilot/copilot quick-donning oxygen masks. Much more substantial than the minimalist oxygen masks that come standard
• Sliding cabin window shades. Great for hot summers on the ramp or harsh sun for pax in flight.
• Upgraded Enviro pressurization outflow valve and controller. Automatic pressurization scheduling, just turn system on and input destination elevation.
• All LED nav/strobe/landing lights, HID landing lights (excellent visibility)
• Extra cabin sound-deadening
• 10-minute cabin light timer switch by the cabin door to help load/unload on the ground at night
• Two separate pitot-static systems fed to both air data computers (cued up for ADS-B enabled RVSM altitudes)
• …a parking brake. Not all LTs have this
• Ergonomic new style Epic E1000 yokes (the LT ones were like flexible like noodles)
• Integrated engine/fuel monitoring with Garmin G900X—allows fuel planning en route fuel projections, data logging
• Garmin G5 standby gauge with backup battery
• Garmin Flightstream 210: Bluetooth connectivity to see traffic on tablets/phones and bounce flight plans quickly back and forth
• Prop overspeed governor – not standard on all LTs


Maintenance:
• Condition inspection was last completed in Bend March, 2019
• 411/413 Pitot static and transponder checks due March, 2021
• Tires and brakes in good condition
• Complied with all ADs
• Complied with all Epic Service Letters


Exterior:
• White over red, grey and gold accent stripes


Interior:
• Beige leather seats and tan carpet
• Pull out table in aft club
• Cup holders in front and aft cabin
• 2x 12v charger ports in the cockpit and aft cabin
• 4x Electric reclining seats, folding seats in aft row for access to baggage area


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 Post subject: Re: FS: 2012 Epic LT $2,000,000
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Wow! :drool:

I think we just found Luc's next airplane. :)

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 Post subject: Re: FS: 2012 Epic LT $2,000,000
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Such a Bad Ass plane...
I need a much, much better job. :)
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 Post subject: Re: FS: 2012 Epic LT $2,000,000
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Stunning.

Good luck with the sale.

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Regardless of the reason for the sale, it must have been hard to hit the "Submit" button after writing that post. Amazing airplane!!


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 Post subject: Re: FS: 2012 Epic LT $2,000,000
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Thanks for the kind words.

Hard to describe the performance, so here are some videos.

Cruise climb
http://youtu.be/NyD762L4NWk


VFR cruising speeds. I assume this is a good slug higher than what you see in TBMs (fightin' words)
http://youtu.be/z7JQLAmHtKI


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Wow! :drool:

I think we just found Luc's next airplane. :)

Dave


Wow! Me like!

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 Post subject: Re: FS: 2012 Epic LT $2,000,000
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This is an amazing airplane. Last weekend he graced our ramp with his presence.

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 Post subject: Re: FS: 2012 Epic LT $2,000,000
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Love these planes. I got the opportunity to fly one a couple years ago...WOW.. fantastic performance. Good luck with the sale. If I could afford it, I'd own it!

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 Post subject: Re: FS: 2012 Epic LT $2,000,000
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How about a video at FL280?


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 Post subject: Re: FS: 2012 Epic LT $2,000,000
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Bump...looks like we’ll meet next week?


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 Post subject: Re: FS: 2012 Epic LT $2,000,000
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How about a video at FL280?


Took a minute to dig up a video. This one shows use of the inertial separator and it's effect on power/speed.

http://youtu.be/hM9HmuhasU4


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I have no idea what an inertial separator is but the fact that you can hear the switch click above the engine noise is awesome. I don't think my car is that quiet.


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I have no idea what an inertial separator is but the fact that you can hear the switch click above the engine noise is awesome. I don't think my car is that quiet.


It's a board, for lack of a better term, that extends into the intake airflow. It redirects ice out the bottom of the cowling, and intake air makes the turn up into the engine.


FFWD to 1:10.....

http://youtu.be/5mMm88mgzNc

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 Post subject: Re: FS: 2012 Epic LT $2,000,000
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Monday bump. Here's a high speed run. We don't ever cruise at this power setting but fun to see.

Pretty full on fuel, 3 SoB with 100 lbs of bags. There's still 1% Ng left in it. The plane has some sauce.


http://youtu.be/nkVXD-MWY_w


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