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Newsletter August 2018.

Previous Newsletter      July2018

Next meeting Thursday, August 9.

7:30pm, Blair Field Clubhouse.

From Jan Nademlejnsky

190. First Flight in Apollo Trike, July 22, 2018

I received deposit from potential buyer on my excellent Airborne trike in April 2018. I promised him, that I will not fly it anymore to preserve its condition as I advertised it. I decided to move one notch higher in the trike category. I really liked the styling of the Hungarian made Apollo, DeltaJet2 with Rotax 912 UL. I was very lucky to find one in Winnipeg area with just 8.5 hours on the engine (and trike). I could not resist having some more, accelerated fun in my quickly vanishing life expectancy.

Meanwhile, in May15th, I became victim of careless truck driver who pushed me off the road while I was riding my motorcycle. I lost a lot of skin from my legs, arms and hands. I had several muscles and tendon torn in left shoulder.  My summer fun was in serious jeopardy, because of my limited left arm mobility. Eventually I recovered my skin reasonably quickly, but my shoulder has to be replaced. This flight day was just one week before the scheduled surgery. I would have to wait at least 4 months after the surgery, so my flying season will be in serious trouble. I had to fly my new trike, because I have no idea if this would even fly and I could not wait any longer.

I was very pleasantly surprised that there was not any nastiness in the Apollo trike. It handles well and it was only the second trike (or wing) which I was comfortable with from the first minute. I have to adjust the pedals which are too close for my legs and fix the electric wing trim. The fuse burned out. I have to find why. I am expecting very good fun with this toy.

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191. Second Flight in Apollo Trike, July 23, 2018

The morning looked perfect for my second flight in new Apollo trike. My original plan was much more ambitious then I eventually ended up with. As soon as I crossed the river to the south side the air become nasty. High wind a loft and morning heat with temperatures differences of at lease 20C between shade and sunny sides ruined my flight plan. I concluded that it was too much for me in just second flight in new trike. I turned back north and stayed there which felt much better. I made just 30 min flight in my familiar territory. I got warning to head home when I noticed that east half of our big lake (closer to me) had glossy water, but the west side looked black and choppy. It was still good flying day, but not relaxing. The wing trim worked, but I did not notice much difference or purpose of it. I guess I need more time and more steady flying conditions to appreciate it.

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192. Sunset Flight in Smoky Air, July 25, 2018

It was beautiful, but hot (30C) and very smoky evening. There are many forest fires around us, but luckily far away from Kamloops. We still get the smoking signals here too. I wanted to test my navigation and landing lights and newly installed transponder. I was planning to fly up till 30 minutes past sunset, but I eventually gave up right after the sunset. The air was smooth and pleasant in higher elevation. I was also wakening up by some summer turbulence. I am very happy with this trike and how it performs. You could see on my website several pictures of the flight instruments taken during the flight. It moves without any sweat at 70 kn (80 m/h, 129 km/h) and just around 5200 rpm.

I was wearing light summer jacket with loose sleeves, which caused a lot of wind vibration transferred into bar mounted cameras. I ended up with jello effect in my videos.

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Editor's update: Jan enderwent surgery and is now back home recovering.

Trent Palmer

That fellow flies a Kitfox for fun, and drones for a living. Could life get any better? He has many videos on Utube, and I watched a few lately, like this one: 

One of his friends has a Kitfox with a Rotax 915iS. I didn't even know they made those!

Their luck ran out...

Quite a few accidents happened lately.

By Lillooet

Grande Prairie





New in the BuyAndSell in the last month.

(Or new asking prices.)

Merlin EZ 03     Now reduced to $25,000. CDN

(Looks like a great deal!  Editor.)

Merlin EZ 03, C-IKEA AULA. By owner, builder. A solid and great flying aircraft on wheels and skis. Roomy side by side, cabin heat. Rotax 912 UL 80 hp eng.& A/F 960 hrs s/n flown regularly and maintained. Strong reliable engine. Log book. Always hangared. Test flown annually by kit manufacturer. Panel: 5-pack steam gauges. Large luggage compartment. Diff. disc brakes makes turning around easy with the 9” tail wheel. 2 blade IVO ground adjust 74” prop. 45 litre fuel tanks each wing. Main skis + tail ski incl. Price: C$29,000. OBO. Andy Gustafsson Calgary  [email protected]


RARE C-140A  $30,000.USD

True classic flying. 1949 Cessna c-140A. 4 owners since new. Metal wings with single strut from factory. TTSN Air frame 3839.2, TTSOH engine 212. Continental C-90-14F. Engine OH 2015, Paint in 2012. Always hangared. Garmin radio sl40, and transponder 320A. All C of A items current. Fly's regularly. Price in USD    Doug Wilson [email protected]


2005 FLIGHT DESIGN CTSW.   Now $69,000.

200 hrs. on 100 HP 912 ULS Rotax Engine. In flight adjustable pitch prop.  Dynon EFIS-D100, Avmap EKP-IVGPS, Trutrak Auto Pilot, Garmin GTX mode C Transponder, SL40 comm. Leather seats, professionally maintained, always hangared.  Cruise at 115-120 kts. for 6 hours. CDN  Located CEN4 Alberta.  Larry 403-850-0067.  [email protected]


1994 Rans S12   NOW $16,500.

1994 Rans S12, 325 hours,  Blue Head Rotax 582 with 208 hours, Good fabric, always hangared, all AD's done, including new tail boom, New wiring and panel with Becker radio/intercom, digital altimeter/VSI, EIS,Strobes, cabin heat, two 9 gallon fuel tanks, hydraulic brakes, Earth EX Lithium battery.  Registered basic ultralight, can be registered Advanced UL, great flyer!  Located in Creston, BC  Price $19,500.  Contact: Kasper Naef  250 505 2501  [email protected] 


Andreasson BA-4B     Now BEST OFFER ABOVE 18K CDN

The Andreasson BA-4B is a Swedish-designed sport biplane that dates from the mid-1960s.

This BA-4B is an excellent example of the type. It features all-metal construction, superior build craftsmanship, a 0-timed engine, terrific panel and a removable full canopy. It is built for small to medium sized pilots.     The builder, Gerry Theroux, is a retired aircraft maintenance engineer, and his experience with structures and systems on large airliners shows in the build quality and attention to detail that this BA-4B demonstrates.

Aircraft Features :

Lycoming 0-235-L2C 118 hp, O SMOH. Overhaul completed in 2015, engine properly preserved in a heated garage or hangar since then.  Will need proper break-in sequence completed. 2000 hour TBO.  Dual P-Mags allow variable and always optimal ignition timing. This translates to exceptional fuel economy and reliability. The ability to use automotive spark plugs saves even more money over having to use aviation spade plugs.

Oil cooler and remote oil filter. Propeller is also O time SOH.  Trio Avionics EZ-Pilot single axis (roll) autopilot. The EZ-Pilot is slaved to the included Garmin 296 GPS and will intercept and hold a course the pilot selects, or operate autonomously to any heading the pilot selects. It can slave to any GPS featuring standard NMEA data output

Panel mounted Garmin 296 GPS.   An MGL comm radio Mode C transponder. Standard ASI, altimeter, VSL, fuel gauge, and tachometer. Quad gauge for oil pressure and temp, CHT and EGT.  Full electrics with proper wiring and circuit breakers.   Electric pitch trim with electronic position indicator.  Flaperons, which will also work with the EZ pilot.  Adjustable rudder pedals. Cabin heat and cabin vent cooling.

4 full-span ailerons for exceptional roll control.  Fighter plane-style stick grip with switches for comm, trim and autopilot5-point harness.  55 litre fuel tank (14.5 US gal).  Spring steel landing gear, dual brakes and 6.00 x 5 tires.  Full swivel tail wheel.  Wingtip and strobe lights.  Full plans and a set of claw tie-downs

Additionally, the engine needs the initial ground run break-in, plus the standard in-flight break-in to seat the rings and to stabilize oil consumption.

The BA-4B is currently registered as an ultralight aircraft and has not yet flown. As an ultralight, it does not require the standard amateur-built restrictions such as staying within only 25 NM of the home airport for the first 25 hours of flight. The pilot has a lot more freedom to explore the airplane at his or her discretion.

The airplane weighs about 700 lbs empty, and as noted, it will best fit small to medium sized pilots. The rudder pedals are adjustable via turnbuckles, and there is some room for adjustment in the seat

This airplane will have outstanding performance with an excellent power-to- weight ratio, terrific climb and roll rates, and an estimated cruise speed near 150 mph! You won’t find that in other ultralight aircraft.

See this Wikipedia link for the design’s complete history:

See a BA-4B in action:

If you feel the BA-4B might be right for you, please contact 403-931-1645 [email protected]

Firewall Forward is worth more than asking price!


2002 RX550 Beaver $14,000.

2 seat RX550 Beaver ultralight on amfib.floats 1992  It is a perfect flyer 315 h TT.  153 hours on a like new Rotax 582 Blue head.  Comes with normal landing gear too. $14,000. CDN Contact Rob Baron [email protected] or Ron Smit   [email protected]  Plane is located in South Surrey BC Canada



Refurbished 1983 Quicksilver MX    $8,500.

35 hp Rotax 377. 3.5 gph – rebuilt 2014. TTSO 65 hrs.  Spare Rotax 503 single ignition, 23 hrs TTSO ( unverified ).  52x32 Tennessee prop.  Fiberglass pod and wheel pants.  New updated 6” wheels and Azusa aluminum mags.  New Teleflex cable, and spoileron cables.  New updated drum style brakes and cables.  New battery.  New complete sail set and storage covers.  New fuel tank and seat tank 9.5 gallon capacity.  Strobes.  Ceramic coated exhaust system 2017.  BRS type aircraft recovery parachute system ( professionally repacked 2016 ).  Too much to list.

Instruments include :  MGL E3 engine monitoring system.  Instrument panel ASI.  New Hall wind speed indicator.  Tachometer.  Altimeter.  Compass.  

This is not a project, it is very clean, ready to fly and flown regularly. The Quicksilver MX line of ultralights is one of the most enjoyable and simple to fly on the market ( currently ). If you're looking for your first ultralight or just wanting an inexpensive aircraft to fly, this is the one. Just plane fun. Located @ CYQZ. Quesnel BC  [email protected]



1944 Ercoupe. $33,000.

Totally restored in the 90's, wings metalized rudder pedals with Cleveland brakes installed both sides. Rare wheel pants and main gear fairings. Two place Hooker shoulder harnesses. Airframe time 4090, engine time 1165, new Titan cylinders, very well maintained. Avionics include an Icom A100 com, Garmin 320A transponder, Icom A24 com/vor portable (hard wired to audio panel as com 2), custom built audio panel with pilot and co-pilot PTT, David Clark intercom, Garmin Area 500 GPS. A beautiful "safe" airplane with excellent paint and interior! 
Based at CZBB Boundary Bay Airport.  Mike Meakin [[email protected]] 604 880-4656


1996 Titan Tornado II   Reduced to $22,500.CAD

Rotax 912 (80HP).  350 HRS.  3 Blade Kiev composite prop.  2 wing tanks.  4.5 HRS flying time.  Custom made covers.    Contact: Tak Hirose Cell: 403-795-1708 (Anytime)  Home: 403-732-4616   (7:00pm-11:00pm)  [email protected]




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