Performance
The Katmai and the 260SE take off and land short and display the same safe flat attitude after liftoff. No unsafe high angles of attack here, even with a 4,500 foot density altitude. Most pilots would agree that the high angle of attack, and "hang-on-the-prop" type of performance is absolutely dangerous. If a power failure or wind sheer should occur during operation in the STOL mode it could be disastrous. This is the trade-off for other STOL aircraft. Only the Katmai and the 260SE can fly safely while in the STOL mode.

Both of these aircraft have the ability to safely execute a forced landing during a STOL takeoff. Compare this to the fatalities that would surely result from this happening to a conventional STOL aircraft that hangs on the prop.

With only idle power, the these aircraft will loiter at slow speeds in a safe flat attitude with outstanding stall resistance and fantastic over the nose visibility. The loiter speed is only 50 knots.

The Katmai and the 260SE have outstanding maneuverability after takeoff. Steep turns may be made in either direction immediately after take off.

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260SE Performance Specifications

Cruise Speed

153 knots
175 mph

Stall Speed

35 knots

Takeoff (2,400 lbs) 290 feet
Takeoff (2,950 lbs) 383 feet
Landing (2,950 lbs) 400 feet
Rate of  Climb 1,380 fpm
Service Ceiling 20,000 feet
Range 1,000 nm
Endurance 13.6 hr
@ 60 knots
Turning Radius 350 feet
Fuel Consumption 13 gph

 

Katmai Performance Specifications

Cruise Speed

130 knots
150 mph

Stall Speed

31 knots

Takeoff (2,400 lbs) 230 feet
Takeoff (2,950 lbs) 310 feet
Landing (2,950 lbs) 310 feet
Rate of  Climb 1,380 fpm
Service Ceiling 20,000 feet
Range 1,000 nm
Endurance 13.6 hr
@ 60 knots
Turning Radius 150 feet
Fuel Consumption 13 gph