SPORT AIRCRAFT CLUB
SEPTEMBER 2019 NEWSLETTER
Previous Newsletter August 2019
Next meeting Thursday, September 12, 2019.
7:30pm, Blair Field Clubhouse.
What did you do on your
Thanks to all those who contributed to my
newsletter, making it more interesting. Anyone having article, or
photos, or suggestions is welcome to get in touch, and I will be very happy
to publish them. (As you can see in this issue of the newsletter, sometimes I run out of ideas!)
I am still
looking into electric propulsion for aircraft. I have been taking notes,
saving links to sites about electric motors, controllers, propellers and
battery packs. I started that with the idea of building my own VTOL
ultralight. And the more I looked into it, the more I found I would
not be re-inventing the wheel; lots of other people are also working on it,
and using some of the ideas that I thought were my own brain waves!
Dan Berwin brought me a magazine (EAA) with an article that
he knew I would be interested in. It is by a fellow who converted a Belite
UltraCub to electric power. He is using the same motor that John McLintock
now has for sale, the Zero 75-5
brushless motor. (See the Buy&Sell
section). Interesting, but I found that the weight of that power
system is much above what I had in mind.
As I said earlier, many others are working on bringing in
more conversions of regular aircraft, like Harbour Air planning on trying it
on some of their DH-2 Beavers.
Anyway, still looking! I probably have enough tubes
and fittings left over to build just about any design I will come up with.
In the meantime I still have a few drones, and might go back to my old hobby
of R/C flying.
This one here would be great to scale up to man-carrying size.
From Gordon Isaac
My Northwing ATF is
finally registered as MARK : C-ILRQ . I have put on about 8 hours flying
around the patch looking for some small thermo's. It's a different experience
for sure, and time doesn't "fly" when you enjoy a new learning curve. At 400
lbs, plane & myself, it takes little hot air for the elevator to kick in.
Evening flight in that closed valley gives the "magic air" one reads about
just sail along on idle to maintain flight.I don't go anywhere,
just mostly in circles like most 80-year olds LOL! I regret many times my
hangar is so darned far from my home.The MZ34 is sipping gas and working fine.
If you were to try trike flying, be prepared to do a min. 8 -10
hours transition before you solo, and even hen tell yourself "outloud"
to "push the bar ", the urge to "pull the stick" is a strong feeling for a
"stick" pilot to overcome. I am enjoying getting back to a trike as my
previous North Wing Maverick 447 trike was also enjoyed for 13 years a
few years back .
From Jan Nademlejnsky
Flying over Kamloops North Ridge, Sep 6, 2019
The main reason for this flight was to
take aerial picture after devastating fire of the local school the
previous day. The school was totally destroyed. Unfortunately I took off
with camera without memory card and on top of that I forgot to turn the
front, full view camera on. Oh, well, at least I had very good local
to Sun Peaks,
Mt Lolo and NW Ridge, Sep 1, 2019
I was trying new camera mount on the
trike nose, so there is no picture interference with any part of trike.
This front view is run at 4 to 6x faster with
perceives speed of 500 to 700 km/h.
I did very good aerial survey of the Sun Peaks recreational
area. It is the 2nd largest ski area in Canada,
just 40 min away by car.
I crossed Mt Lolo, with a bit of
turbulence and then scanned the hills of the NE of Kamloops Lake. This
1:40 hr flight is compressed into 3:50 min video.
Practicing Landings at Kamloops Airport ,
August 26, 2019
Short video showing several take-offs
and landings in Apollo DeltaJet2 trike.
Flying from Kamloops to Logan Lake and
Merritt via Hwy 97C, August 19, 2019
Another long distance flight (177 km) to explore Kamloops area
97C is going through beautiful valley when viewed from road or from the
air. The flight was uneventful until Merritt at 3600' ASL while
approaching the airport. I was met by serious turbulence in early
morning sun heat. Original plan was to land at the Merritt airport, but
the turbulence changed my mind to go up again and leave those conditions
ASAP. The last leg to Kamloops was
OK again. I was following Coquihalla Highway which
is features on Discovery Channel as "Highway Thru Hell",
reality TV show.
Flying from Kamloops to Highland Valley,
Ashcroft and Cache Creek, August 7, 2019
I always wanted to fly around the big
surface copper mine in Highland Valley.
I attempted to do it in 2015, but ended up in the worst turbulence ever
(by that time). See the video here http://youtu.be/LGQsdSmTb68. The
weather gods cooperated with me and allowed me to have good flight in
another beautiful and challenging area in Kamloops region.
I landed in Cache Creek airport to change the batteries for all 5
cameras, before flying back to Kamloops.
It was 187 uneventful kilometers
Open pit at Highland Valley Copper mine.
Highway interchange, east of New Afton MIne
New Afton Mine, west of Kamloops
Surrey Lake, along Coke. south of Kamloops
Mamette Lake, along road from Logan Lake to Merritt
Lower Nicola, west of Merritt. Old Craigmont Mine tailing ponds on
Chulus, between Merritt and Lower Nicola
Buy And Sell
New (or modified) ads since last Newsletter.
1963 Cessna 172 Skyhawk
TTAF 3867, TSOH 367, prop 460. This plane is kept hangared and is owner
maintenance. Extensive annual March 2019. Prop static and dynamic balanced, Mags,
starter, generator rebuilt. New Plugs, remote oil filter, new vacuum system. To
much to list. Plane flies great, In Midway BC. Call Bob 250-449-1982
Rotax 912 80 HP.
110mph at 4gph. 23 gallon tank.
MGL Avionics extremely efficient. Backup steam gauges
on passenger side. MGL/G meter. Narco transponder/encoder. Pointer ELT.
I-com A210 radio. Strobe/Nav Light.
365 Hrs on engine. Willing to trade for: KitFox, Excalibur
(advanced ultra light), Zenair 601 OR 701. Contact: Tak Hirose, Daytime:
1-403-795-1708 After 6pm: 1-403-732-4616
1968 Piper Cherokee PA28 235B
TTSN 4527 hours. Lycoming O-540 235hp SMOH
1220hrs. CS Hartzell 36” 2 Blade prop
SPOH 2010 (140hrs). Empty weight 1647 lbs. Max Gross Weight 2900 lbs. Very well cared for and always
hangared at private farm strip in Keg River, Alberta since bought in 2000. Exterior 9/10 Interior 7/10. Wing tip tanks with total 84
gallon fuel capacity. Dual King radios, Mode C Transponder, 4 place headset
intercom. Log books date back to 1983
when registration was transferred from USA to Canada. No known damage history
straight flying AC. Fresh September 2019 annual
being completed now, frequently flown so hours will increase.
Contact: Dave Michalchuk
In need of running 0320 160 or 150 hp
Lycoming with paper trail preferably.
Contact Todd 250-431-8309
1961 PA24-180 Comanche
1961 PA24-180 Comanche, CF-NDG, s/n 24-2656 TTSN -
2140 hrs. Engine: TTSO/H - 633 hr. Complete engine corrosion
inspection just completed May 2019. Propeller: TTSN - 633 hr. 10
yr inspection done August 2018. Aussi horn installed. ACK
604 ELT - installed 2018. 4 place intercom, audio panel, Nav/Com
KX170-B, KY97A flip/flop, Bendix J12B ADF, Mode C, VOR, EGT. Front
shoulder harness. Paint and interior very good condition.
Always hangered in Nelson - CZNL. For pictures, Google CF-NDG
asking $69,000, CDN For further details or pictures, email
1973 Cessna 150L
Various for Sale
Piper longeron " bolt on " fittings for float rear strut
attachment. Univair price is $1,400. US. My price .............
Wing jacks, 25 in high retracted. Used on my Mooney. Works
equally well on Vans RV. $300.
Mooney landing gear retraction tools. $300.
Piper PA22 shock strut tool. $200
Piper J3 ---- PA18 shock cord installation tool.
Heinz Schulz Phone 250 339 1173 Comox BC
Aero 1500 Skis
A150L Aerobat 1971
A150L aerobat 1971,150hp
e2d. 2200 smoh on condition runs strong, good compressions King KY97, mode c,
Garmin 560, recent annual $25,000.
Also 1964 Cessna 150d, no eng
or prop. Most parts for tail wheel conversion $4,500. 604 828 4366
Nick Furze [email protected]
Zero powered North Wing trike
Maverick 447 converted to e-power, flown twice then lost
the batteries ... GSC ground adjustable prop, Zero 75-5 brushless motor,
Earthstar reduction unit, Sevcon controller, CA display, robust forklift
Also: Maverick strutted wing, excellent condition, $3,300.
Primary components for electric drivetrain
Controller already programmed for the Zero 75-5 brushless motor
reduction unit designed by Earthstar for optimum rpm range, Vernon BC
1957 Piper PA 22.
2783. T.T. Eng. 712 SMO. 0-320 150 hp. Navcom, ADF, Lowrance gps.
intercom, 406 ELT. O. M. category.
Located at CZAM. Ph. 250-836-2482.
1974 Piper PA28-151 Warrior. CDN $45,000. OBO
Total Time, 925 SMOH. About 20 hours since engine rebuild by Vike Aeromotive,
but not zero timed. Paint and interior are tired but engine is
excellent. Parked on Apron 3 at CZBB.
ZENITH CH701 FLOAT PLANE
TTAF/E Subaru EA81 100hp. No Damage. 21" tires. Aerocet 1150 floats & rig. VGs.
Good Seaplane. Contact Pat M
Owner. Located Bonners Ferry, ID. United States. Tel. 360-632-9381
TTA/E. Very clean. Bubble doors. Runs great, ran regularly. Very light, no
electric, wings fold for transport or home storage
M., Owner - located Bonners Ferry, ID United States •
Telephone: 360-632-9381 P M
60" PROPELLER BLADE
60" GSC propeller blade, with edge protector, near new condition. $50. I
have it on a 3-bladed prop, used the others as a 2-bladed prop.
[email protected] 250-374-4181 Kamloops
Rotax 503 DCSI
25 hrs SMOH. Comes with both carbs, electric start, exhaust ,
gearbox, shielded ignition, spinner mount & engine bed mount : all for $1600 obo
. Larry @ 403-331-9228 or [email protected]
2002 Super Taylorcraft
2002 Super Taylorcraft, 548 hrs SNEW, 0320 B3B 160HP
548.0 SMOH, Cato 76x44 3 blade 140 hrs snew, Alaska airframes heavy
duty struts 2012, hydraulic brakes, 1.5 inch axles, 21x6 tundra
tires, double tail brace wires, extended rudder, 3 point harness,
fishing rod tube, dyna focal engine mount, sky tech starter, slick
mags, DG,AH, AS, VSI, Electric T/B, CHT, EGT, intercom. Avionics new
2010, Icom 210, garmin gtx327, garmin 296. Micro aero VG's, federal
2500 skis, full lotus 1650 floats 2015, full set of covers. Great
performing 2 place side by side. 600 lb useful load on floats.
Extended baggage. Long range fuel. Amateur built category. AME
built. Hangared. Flown regularly. Located on Francois Lake
BC. 250-695-6979 Contact Murray
M760Q MicroAir Transceiver $1,200. firm.
1 M760Q MicroAir Transceiver $1200. firm.
Chinook Plus Two 2002
Chinook Plus Two 2002 build. Always
hangared. Excellent condition. Rotax 582 model 99 (blue head with oil
injection) about 33 hrs since overhaul. Includes skis and radiator shutters for winter ops.
two wing tanks (2 x 8 USG) and two strut tanks (2 x 5
USG). Currently at Shoal Lake MB.
250 640 6277 phone or text, or email
BEAVER 550 WINGS
They are 187.5 inches long. The front spar is
2.25 inches, the back one two inches. The mounting holes on the keel will be 46
inches. Wing chord 48 inches. Will accommodate 9-foot ailerons. Both spars are
parallel; you have to install your own ribs and cover in Stits or Ceconite.
Updated with 8 wires and turnbuckles. You will have to come pick them up, they
are too large to ship. Cam at 250-374-4181 Kamloops.
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