CANADA’S IMPRESSIVELY EQUIPPED YET SURPRISINGLY AFFORDABLE TWO-SEAT ADVANCED ULTRALIGHT AIRCRAFT
The BushCat is an aircraft designed around four principles: simplicity, ruggedness, affordable and fun to fly!
Sport Aircraft Canada is proud to partner with Rainbow SkyReach PTY, an aircraft manufacturer based near Johannesburg, South Africa. SkyReach has been producing the BushCat for over 14 years with over 200 now flying, and many kits under construction.
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Kits available for Amateur-Built category, please ask for details
Rotax 912ULS Engine
The BushCat is powered by the Austrian designed Rotax 912 ULS engine. This engine has become the leading aircraft engine in today’s light sport market, and it’s reputation is second to none.
Aluminum Tubular Space Frame
The primary structure of the aircraft is made from aluminum tubes bolted together via stainless steel brackets. The simplicity of this design reduces manufacturing cost and time, resulting in a product with a high strength per cost ratio. Furthermore, in the event of damage to the primary structure, this design philosophy allows the customer to replace only the parts that have been damaged.
Trilam Skin Covering
The aluminum space frame is covered with a Trilaminate composite fabric, commonly used in the sailing industry for racing yacht sails. It is incredibly strong and has proved itself against the elements. In addition to this, we offer all of our customers the opportunity to pick from our range of five bright colours to form their own design for their aircraft covering, making each aircraft as unique as a zebra’s stripes.
Aluminum Spring Undercarriage
One of the biggest changes seen on the BushCat is the move from a braced undercarriage to a sprung undercarriage. The new design makes use of a solid aluminum spring gear, which proves smaller spring constant and results in softer off airport landings. The added strength of the solid aluminum construction means that the aeroplane is more forgiving to less experienced pilots operating in difficult conditions.
Another new feature found in all BushCat aircraft is the hydraulic disk brake system, which has been upgraded from the mechanical drum brake system found on the Cheetah versions. The new system became a necessity to aid with shorter landing performance.
If your mission requires the use of in-flight photography or any other activity in which the doors might get in the way, it is useful to note that both doors are 100% removable. Furthermore, the doors can be removed and refitted in less than 3 minutes. Further improvements to the door design have resulted in more cabin space, better seal, and a quieter cockpit.
Centrally Mounted Control Stick
The BushCat is flown with a control stick mounted between both occupants, forward of the central armrest. This configuration allows the pilot to keep his or her hand on the stick at all times, freeing the other hand for the throttle and panel mounted instruments. The use of a single stick ensures that control system complexity is kept to a minimum and that the cockpit entry and exit are not blocked by floor or panel-mounted systems.
Arm Rest Throttle
In order to accommodate the centrally mounted control stick, the designers of the BushCat have found a neat place to put the throttle. Two interconnected throttles are mounted comfortably at the end of the armrests. Both armrests can also rotate to facilitate exit and entry into the cockpit, without affecting the throttle position.
Partnering with Datum Skis in Quebec Canada, wheel penetration ski kits add a whole new dimension to your flying. Imagine landing on frozen lakes, and snow covered grass strips all winter long, and then returning to home base with the skis retracted for hard surfaced runways.
+6 -4 Loading Factor Wing
The BushCat structure has been designed, tested, and certified to an ultimate load of +6G and -4G at its LSA maximum weight of 600kg (1320lbs).