THOMPSON VALLEY SPORT AIRCRAFT CLUB
Newsletter March 2018.
Next meeting Thursday, March 8.
7:30pm, Blair Field Clubhouse.
A fish tale.
Maybe I missed a good meal!... Some weeks ago I came back
home to find a sandwich bag on my front steps, and inside were four clean, fresh
looking rainbow trout wrapped in paper towels. No notes indicating where that
was from, no message on my phone. I did not know if they had been brought there
and abandoned by some neighbour cat, or a gift from a friend.
Now, I love trout, I ate lots when I was a kid and still think
they are the best tasting fish around. But I could not chance eating those
without knowing their history. So I left the bag on my back deck where it froze
solid. And so far the ravens and the magpies don't seem interested about
Thanks to Dan Thomas for his contributions in the previous two
newsletters, and Jan Nademlejnsky for this one. I have been feeling quite lousy
for a few weeks, and had no energy or inspiration for the task.
If you check the Buy&Sell section you will see quite a few new
ads for some neat aircraft. It seems I could even fly the Mooney on my ultralight permit....
From Jan Nademlejnsky
I am moving into a
higher league of flying. I flew my Airborne trike in Kamloops since 2011 and I
covered 12,500 km. Here are all my GPS tracks
I like my trike flying
very much, but still my biggest dream has been a gyro. The first time I actually
saw the real gyro was in 1984. It was simple Bensen design.
I liked the concept,
but did not like the hand propping the old military drone engine.
I decided in 1998 to
tent in Wetaskiwin airport area in Alberta until I have gyro license. I took the
intro lesson and after just 20 minutes I was airsick like dog.
I was not impressed
with the RAF design extremely sensitive control and screaming Hirsh engine at
7,800 RPM behind my back.
That was it for a while
with gyros. I bought an almost new car instead at the same city.
Then new, highly
refined European gyros showed up on the market and they grabbed my interest
I decided to go to
Penticton, pay $300/h to get my desires fixed. I did it twice and most of the
time I was in control, which was extremely easy and satisfying.
I was also very
impressed how it handled the turbulent air.
It did not squash my
dream to have my own, especially the one with the enclosed cockpit, which gives
you much more pleasant flying in the winter.
Finally I stopped
dreaming. I have probably 10 years to go (live or with it), if lucky and I did
not want to waste several months on license and flying course in Penticton and
I decided to go with
higher level of trike, mainly Rotax 912 engine, better radio, faster cruise.
This would give me chance to explore the other airports and area around
These new trikes are
extremely expensive, which start around U$65,000-U$85,000. With desired options,
delivery, dollar conversion and taxes it would end up around $100,000+
I was extremely lucky
to find this baby: 2016 Apollo DeltaJet2, 20 hours total time with Rotax 912 UL,
cruise 120 km/h, stall 64 km/h.
This baby is in
Winnipeg waiting for me to pick it up. I am waiting for the snow to be gone to
bring her safely to Kamloops
183. Short Flight over
North Ridge Downtown, Kamloops, Feb 22, 2018
It felt like warmer
day, but it was still cold, particularly on my fingers. I had to pull hands from
gloves several times to fiddle with radio and cameras, which does not help at
that speed and in open freezing air. I made short flight to Mt Peter and Paul,
downtown and back to the airport.
I will be selling this
trike, because I am moving into higher league; I am buying Apollo DeltaJet2 with
Rotax 912. It would be difficult to part with this trike and especially with the
engine fully overhauled and new latest technology wing installed in summer 2017.
184. Beautiful Flight
over North Ridge Lac Du Bois Road, Kamloops, Feb 26, 2018
It was beautiful day to
explore other areas in Kamloops region. Flew north, roughly following the Lac Du
Bois road and then turned west by the Lac Du Bois towards Tranquille River
valley. The south turn brought me to one of the most beautiful area to fly,
which is the NE of Kamloops Lake, part of North Ridge. Flew over Mara Mt then
crossing the airport to South Ridge and eventually to snow covered Thompson
River sand bars. I saw there again 25 eagles and at least 15 other birds of
pray, eagles' competitors, and all living there in total harmony. I was caught
in wake turbulence just a foot before my touch down. My sudden right turn before
touch down was caused by the wake turbulence from taxiing airplane.
185. Flying to Harper
Mountain Ski Resort, Kamloops, Feb 27, 2018
Another beautiful day
for flying: Temperature was slightly above freezing, sunny, blue sky and very
light wind. I could not ask for anything better than this. I was flying east
over the Kamloops North Ridge towards the second ski resort in Kamloops, Harper
Mountain. Everything looked perfect and I was encouraged by the perfect flight a
day before. The flight was very relaxing until I was just above the Holston
Bridge. The turbulence and sudden 28 km/h headwind were two things which I did
not want to deal with. The flight was still OK until I reached the edge of
Harper Valley, just 5 km west of the ski resort. The problem was very large snow
cloud on my left (North) and another ever increasing snow cloud on my back right
side (SW). Those two clouds were coming together, which I did not like. After a
few minutes of bouncing around and thinking should or shouldn't I to continue, I
chickened out and turned back. I was surprised that I was flying again into
headwind of about 25 km/h. The upper wind just shifted 180 deg. It was still
beautiful flight in very nice countryside.
New in the Buy&Sell
in the last month
1995 Amphibious float
Amateur-built category. It is one of a kind.
Modified Tripacer fuselage, designed wings, floats and automotive firewall
forward. TTSN – 1025.
Engine – Ford V-6, 3.8. All engine systems
are modified for A/C use. Horsepower = 225 at 4800 rpm. Fuel consumption – 7.4
US gph at 18” manifold pressure.
Propeller – Ivo electric 80”, 3 blade,
in-flight adjustable. The engine/propeller combination is smooth and powerful.
The in-flight adjustable prop gives fine pitch for take-off, which produces lots
of thrust to get on the step quickly on the water.
Wingspan – 37 feet. Airfoil is 23012 NACA.
Large slotted flaps designed from wind-tunnel tests of the 23012 airfoil by
Abbott and Doenhoff high lift devices.
Ailerons – Drooped differential and gap
Wings – Are engineered for .6 g’s loading
positive and 3.5 g’s negative.
Floats – two fuel tanks, one in each float.
Two fuel pumps in each float. Each tank is 22 US gallons capacity. Fuel in the
floats lowers the CG. This aircraft is the only amphibious float plane that I
know of that can land on the water wheels-down and not go upside down. This is
an excellent safety feature. One float has 2500 lbs. of buoyancy. The main
gear is Cleveland 500-5’s. The fronts are 4.5 x 10 inch. Oildyne hydraulic
electric and Arco hydraulic cylinders extend and retract the wheels.
Seating capacity – four. Lap restraint is in
the rear and shoulder restraint in the front.
Gross weight – 2500 lbs. Empty weight – 1540
lbs. Time to turn over Baggage capacity – 70 lbs VNE
speed – 135 mph Cruise speed – 105 – 115 mph Max. rate
of climb – 1000 fpm Stall speed – clean – 45 mph Stall
speed – flaps – under 40 mph Trims – elevator is mechanical.
Ailerons and rudders have electric trims. Automotive heater with
defrost. The heating system can not be contaminated with exhaust gasses.
Lighting – Landing, navigation, strobe and panel lights.
Instrument panel – Compass, airspeed,
altimeter, tachometer, two turn and banks, two VSI’s – one 0-2000, one 0-4500,
manifold pressure, EGT, oil pressure, oil temperature, water pressure, water
temperature, OAT, fuel pressure, fuel capacity – left tank and right tank, prop
position panel meter, flashing warning light for wheels (extended or retracted),
digital volt meter, red alternator idiot light, hour meter, advance and retard
dual electronic ignition systems, battery back-up with charging circuit, VAL 720
VHF, Garmin transponder and encoder, Sigtronics 4-place intercom, tape deck and
AM/FM radio, GPS docks on yokes, 12 volt outlets on yokes to run GPS’s. ELT is
an ACK 406. Remote plug-ins for block heater and main and aux. battery charging
and engine hour meter.
Equipment = two paddles, float pump, axe, air
pump, first aid kit, Halon fire extinguisher, life jackets.
Located 108 Mile BC Call Mike 250 791 6437.or
2300 cc Valley
engineering / Culver props USA Volkswagen based
aircraft engine. rated power 110 hp. Has
re-drive reduction and swings a 74 X 55 inch
tractor prop, Beautiful wood Prop included with
engine. Engine barely broken in, comes with
pretty much everything to install. $7,500.
YouTube video engine running on test stand.
Call Phil, Canadian Museum of Flight
604-530-9799 or email
Wing tip fairings
Wing tip fairings, brand new for Murphy Rebel,
unpainted. $250. Call Phil,
Canadian Museum of Flight 604-530-9799 or email
Volmer Jensen Sportsman
Flying Boat $27,900.
Reputed to be the most successful of all home
built amphibian flying boats. Fun to fly. Radio, Mode C Transponder. Lycoming
0-290G 125 hp engine. Total time on both
approximately 370 hrs. PH250 733 0808 JOHN FAUX <firstname.lastname@example.org>
1986 Mooney M18X
Legendary performance. Responsive, predictable. Stick control.
Retractable gear. Fly open canopy. Oh what fun!
Short field operation. High altitude operation. Lots of fuel. 117MPH
to 130MPH @75%. Low cost of ownership (1953 Mooney Mite
rebuilt in homebuilt category by AME for his personal aircraft).
683lbs empty, 1025lbs gross. Continental A-65.
364hrs TTSN. 198hrs SMOH. Try your offer
(Value equal to mid time C-150).
2004 Quad City Challenger II
C-ICZH registered Advanced Ultralight w/ 960lb
- 503 Rotax - Spare Re-furbished Prop - Spare
Fuel Pump - Spare throttle Cable - Spare Spark Plugs - Cabin Heat - All Receipts
and complete logs Comes with new fiber glass main landing gear, hydraulic
brakes, after market nose gear suspension, snow skis, radio with external
antenna, new intercom, and headsets.
ALT EGT CHT ASF Fuel Gauge New Analog Tach +
min Tach with/ HR Meter Tinted Lexan Light Engine Services Throttle Quadrants
Strobe Lights Burns premium fuel with 2 stroke mixing oil Cost effective flying
Also comes with two additional 5 Gal (10 Gal)
wing tanks which pump directly into the main 10gal tanks. New strut fairing,
belly cargo bag, and wing/plane covering if you want to store outside. Phone
2003 SONEX amateur built. 80 HP Aerovee.
520hrs TTSN airframe and engine. Cruises at 125 MPH burning 4 GPH. Center stick
can be flown from left seat or from the center for taller pilots. Conventional
gear. Radio, intercom, ASI, VSI, altimeter, MAP, RPM, CHT, EGT, Volts, oil
pressure/temp, ELT, compass. (No transponder) Canopy cover. New hydraulic
brakes, rims. Flys fast at low cost. Stored indoors. $23,000. Located at CYPE.
Contact Ryan 780-219-2800 or Ryan.email@example.com
1982 Yarrow Arrow
MSquared Sprint 1000
NOW $21,500. CDN
heavy duty quicksilver clone sports a 1600 pound
max gross, dual controls, 912S at 265 hours, EIS,
airframe converted from amphibs 15 hr TT, clear
coat UV protection, always hangared, switching
to trikes John 250-668-9596
J3 Cub Project
1946 Serial # 21034 Canadian registered. TTSN
2905, C-85 37 hrs. SMOH with started, 2 new 11.5 gallon STC'd wing tanks,
Mcauley prop, hyd brakes. Metal spar wings. All surface ready for fabric. Clean
and straight. Majority of parts for completion are included. Rod Lee 604
Located in Delta, B C
2006 Flight Design
2006 Flight Design CTSW located in Calgary, AB
Canada. Currently 792hrs Registered as an Advanced Ultralight, comes with Bose
blue tooth enabled head sets. All glass panel with coupled GPS Auto pilot. Has
optional tundra wheels and standard BRS ballistic emergency parachute. Has All
options and equipment. Video link:
https://youtu.be/naTUki8uY6s Located at Okotoks, AB airport (CFX2)
Carl Denis Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
1947 Cessna 140
CONTINENTAL C-85-12F S/N
27898-7-12 TSMOH 1780.9
SHOULDER HARNESS (STC AERO FABRICATORS)
CESSNA 150 EXHAUST (STC)
CLEVELAND WHEELS AND BRAKES
SCOTT 3200 TAIL WHEEL WINGS
RECOVERED IN 2015 NEW INTERIOR
IN 2015 NARCO COM 120 RADIO
NARCO AT 150 MODE C TRANSPONDER WITH ENCODER
ACK 406-E-04 ELT-2106 AL
LIGHTS REQUIRED FOR NIGHT VFR
MUCH MORE.... CALL 250-392-7585 OR MAIL
1965 Cessna 150E
For Sale 1965 Cessna 150E Texas Taildragger
0-200 with 1392 hrs SSOH. TTAF 4460, Millennium cylinders, Compression 76, 78,
76, 78. Straight tail, Manual flaps, Droop wing tips, Leading edge cuffs, New
Scott tailwheel, New ignition harness and spark plugs, Full Tanis heat system,
Ski fittings, Stall 35 mph full flaps, Logs since new, Annual due March 2018.
Reason for selling bought a 4 place. Pictures are of Plane with Maule tailwheel.
Plane located Valleyview Alberta. Contact Kevin Petryshen at 780 524 6555 or
email at email@example.com
Wanted: ski attach brackets
Wanted: ski attach brackets for Stinson
108-1-2 or -3. Go around gear leg to attach cables and bungees. Part number sarb-
2500. Contact Kevin Petryshen at 780 524 6555
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