Speed aside, the load-carrying and range capabilities of the Epic could also live up to its name. With 288 gallons of fuel in the tanks the airplane is expected to be able to carry more than 1,100 pounds of passengers and gear and travel as far as 1,650 nm. Since we didn't have a full fuel load on our flight from Camarillo, we tested the LT out of Bend the following day. With full fuel and three people on the airplane, we climbed from nearly 3,500 feet, the elevation at the Bend Municipal Airport, straight to FL 270 in just 11 minutes. With the power set at 65 percent burning 45 gph, we would have been able to make it nonstop to Cleveland, Ohio, that day with a tailwind of about 20 knots.