Edgley / Optica Aerospace / Brooklands Aircraft EA7 / OA-7 Optica

Observation Aircraft

Edgley EA-7 Optica AeroElvira G-BOPO 021 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Edgley EA7 Optica is a single-engine three-seat light observation and touring aircraft produced by the British manufacturer Edgley Aircraft, later Optica Industries and finally Brooklands Aerospace.
The engine of the EA7 drives a five-bladed fixed-pitch ducted fan, which makes the Optica to one of the quitest motor powered aircraft.
Crew1
Passengers2
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelLycoming TO-360
Engine Power156 kW209 hp
Speed204 km/h110 kts
  127 mph
Service Ceiling4.267 m14.000 ft
Range1.046 km565 NM
650 mi.
Empty Weight850 kg1.874 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight1.236 kg2.725 lbs
Wing Span12,00 m39 ft 4 in
Wing Area15,8 m170 ft
Length8,15 m26 ft 9 in
Height2,31 m7 ft 7 in
First Flight14.12.1979
Production Statusout of production
Total Productionca. 25
ICAO CodeOPCA
Data for (Version)Edgley EA7 Optica

[Photo-ID: 7065] Karsten Palt 2013-05-19
Edgley EA-7 Optica, AeroElvira, G-BOPO, c/n 021, Karsten Palt, 2013Edgley
EA-7 Optica
AeroElvira
Reg.: G-BOPO
c/n: 021
 
Visitor to Shuttleworth Collection Flying Day.
[Old Warden Aerodrome Biggleswade]
[Photo-ID: 7066] Karsten Palt 2013-05-19
Edgley EA-7 Optica, AeroElvira, G-BOPO, c/n 021, Karsten Palt, 2013Edgley
EA-7 Optica
AeroElvira
Reg.: G-BOPO
c/n: 021
 
Visitor to Shuttleworth Collection Flying Day.
[Old Warden Aerodrome Biggleswade]
[Photo-ID: 7067] Karsten Palt 2013-05-19
Edgley EA-7 Optica, AeroElvira, G-BOPO, c/n 021, Karsten Palt, 2013Edgley
EA-7 Optica
AeroElvira
Reg.: G-BOPO
c/n: 021
 
Visitor to Shuttleworth Collection Flying Day.
[Old Warden Aerodrome Biggleswade]
[Photo-ID: 7068] Karsten Palt 2013-05-19
Edgley EA-7 Optica, AeroElvira, G-BOPO, c/n 021, Karsten Palt, 2013Edgley
EA-7 Optica
AeroElvira
Reg.: G-BOPO
c/n: 021
 
Visitor to Shuttleworth Collection Flying Day.
[Old Warden Aerodrome Biggleswade]