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Previous Newsletter August 2019

Next meeting Thursday, September 12, 2019.

7:30pm, Blair Field Clubhouse.

What did you do on your summer vacation?
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. See here.

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


246. 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 flight.


245. Flying 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.



244. Practicing Landings at Kamloops Airport , August 26, 2019

Short video showing several take-offs and landings in Apollo DeltaJet2 trike.



243. Flying from Kamloops to Logan Lake and Merritt via Hwy 97C, August 19, 2019

Another long distance flight (177 km) to explore Kamloops area beauty. Hwy 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.



242. 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 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 the right.


Chulus, between Merritt and Lower Nicola

Buy And Sell

New (or modified) ads since last Newsletter.

1963 Cessna 172 Skyhawk     $42,000.

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  [email protected] 


Rans-S10 (advanced ultra light)   $26,500.

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    [email protected] 


1968 Piper Cherokee PA28 235B    $85,000.

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  780-897-0938  [email protected]  




In need of running 0320 160 or 150 hp Lycoming with paper trail preferably.
Contact Todd  250-431-8309 [email protected] 

Andreasson BA-4B    SOLD!

1961 PA24-180 Comanche    $69,000.

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 [email protected]  Ph- 250-354-8807


1973 Cessna 150L  SOLD!


Various for Sale

Piper longeron " bolt on " fittings for float rear strut attachment. Univair price is $1,400. US.           My price ............. $800. Can


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.    $100.

Heinz Schulz    Phone 250 339 1173  Comox BC   [email protected]

Aero 1500 Skis     SOLD!

A150L Aerobat 1971   $25,000.

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       $6,200.

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 throttle, fairings.


Also: Maverick strutted wing, excellent condition,  $3,300.  Vernon BC

[email protected]


Primary components for electric drivetrain  $3,900.


Controller already programmed for the Zero 75-5 brushless motor and reduction unit designed by Earthstar for optimum rpm range, Vernon BC   [email protected]


1957 Piper PA 22. $28,500.

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. [email protected]


1974 Piper PA28-151 WarriorCDN $45,000. OBO

3050 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. [email protected]


ZENITH CH701 FLOAT PLANE       $31,500. USD

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  [email protected]


RANS S6S with ROTAX 582      $14,900.USD

Approx. 150 TTA/E. Very clean. Bubble doors. Runs great, ran regularly. Very light, no electric, wings fold for transport or home storage   Contact Pat M., Owner -  located Bonners Ferry, ID United States • Telephone: 360-632-9381   P M [[email protected]



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 BC


Rotax 503 DCSI  $1,600. OBO 


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      $51,500. OBO

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  [email protected]


M760Q MicroAir Transceiver $1,200. firm.

1  M760Q MicroAir Transceiver $1200. firm. George   250-301-9637    [email protected]


Chinook Plus Two 2002    $16,000. OBO

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. Plus 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 [email protected]


BEAVER 550 WINGS   $500. CDN

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. [email protected]


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