THOMPSON VALLEY SPORT AIRCRAFT CLUB
Newsletter August 2018.
Next meeting Thursday, August 9.
7:30pm, Blair Field Clubhouse.
From Jan Nademlejnsky
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
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
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
Editor's update: Jan enderwent surgery
and is now back home recovering.
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.
New in the BuyAndSell
in the last month.
(Or new asking prices.)
Merlin EZ 03
Now reduced to $25,000.
(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
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.
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.
1994 Rans S12
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
ailerons for exceptional roll control.
Fighter plane-style stick grip with
switches for comm, trim and autopilot. 5-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
BA-4B in action:
If you feel the BA-4B might be right for you, please contact 403-931-1645
Firewall Forward is worth
more than asking price!
2002 RX550 Beaver
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
or Ron Smit
Plane is located in South Surrey BC Canada
Refurbished 1983 Quicksilver MX
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
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
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
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