October 2012

Experimenter is a magazine created by EAA for people who build airplanes. We will report on amateur-built aircraft as well as ultralights and other light aircraft.

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Flightline Bearhawk Introduces LSA Model Bearhawk designer Bob Barrows introduced his newest design, the Bearhawk LSA, at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012. While the Bearhawk LSA looks simi- lar to the two-place Bearhawk Pa- trol, the LSA is really a clean-sheet design, with a new airfoil designed in part by Harry Riblett. The LSA's con- struction is similar to Barrows' previ- ous projects, with the fuselage and tail surfaces using traditional 4130 chromoly tube and fabric design. The wings are all-aluminum, fl ush-rivet- ed, with a single strut. Empty weight is 728 pounds, with an aluminum prop and no electrics. Barrows reports an economy cruise speed of about 100 mph, sipping only 4 gph with the 65-hp Continental engine. Currently, the Bearhawk LSA is only available as a plans- build project, but Bearhawk Aircraft is in the process of tooling up to manufacture quick- build kits. For plans, contact Bob Barrows, R & B Aircraft, at 540-473-3661. For kit infor- mation, contact Bearhawk A ircraft; call 877-528-4776 or e-mail info@bearhawkaircraft.com. STOL CH 750 Now Available as Factory-Assembled LSA Zenith Aircraft Company's popular light-sport utility design, the STOL CH 750, is now available as a factory- assembled LSA from Tennessee Aircraft Development LLC (Tenn-Air). The large-cabin aircraft, powered by a six-cylinder Jabiru 3300 engine, is being offered at the introductory price of $74,900. According to Pete Krotje, head of Jabiru USA, Tenn-Air has licensed the design rights from Zenair Ltd. to produce the all- metal, high-wing CH 750 as a factory-assembled LSA. Tenn- Air will purchase STOL CH 750 kits from Zenith and assemble them to LSA standards at its factory in Shelbyville, Tennessee. 10 NO. 2/OCTOBER 2012 The STOL CH 750, often called a "Sky Jeep," is optimized for off-airport operations and short takeoffs and landings, using fixed-wing leading edge slats and other high-lift design features. The all-metal aircraft is configured with a standard steerable tricycle-gear configuration, with a large, high-visibility cabin. New features include available adjustable seats and a raised cabin for even more head room. For more information, contact Pete Krotje at 931-680- 2800, or visit the Tenn-Air and Zenith websites.

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