Tecnam Launches Budget-Minded P92

LSA made for budget conscious pilots.

Tecnam Echo Classic Light
Tecnam Echo Classic Light
Tecnam Echo Classic Light

Tecnam continues to flood the LSA market with new models, and its latest product caters to those who are looking for a low-cost, bare-bones aircraft for fun flying. At a base price of $74,999, the Echo Classic Light is the 13th variant of the P92. Intended for the $100 hamburger flier who is looking for a basic airplane to get from Point A to B, this LSA will do the trick.

Predominantly of metal construction, the two-seat Echo Classic Light boasts a full fuel payload of 425 pounds, which is quite good for an LSA. But the exceptional payload is explained by the airplane’s 11.9-gallon fuel capacity. The LSA is powered by a Rotax 912UL, so the fuel burn is quite low. Tecnam claims a three-hour endurance, but if you are planning legs that long you may want to consider adding another 11.9-gallon fuel tank for $1,399.

The panel is as bare as it can be for VFR flight, but options are available for a cost. A Garmin SL40 Comm, GTX 327 transponder and Area 500 GPS will add $7,499 to the base price, for much added capability. Trutrack’s Gemini ADI PFD, cabin heat, external lights and a stall warning indicator are other examples of options that may be desirable to some customers. And whether you select a panel upgrade or not, one of Tecnam’s custom-made mounts designed for a handheld radio, GPS or the iPad may be a good option to add. A two-year or 200-hour limited warranty is included.