Don Morissey’s Fabulous looking Bushcaddy
Graham Johnson from New Zealand has now completed his Fabulous yellow and white R80 and reports the she fly’s like a dream.
Ron’s new L162
Martin Abud is now flying his R120 and we will post photos as soon as we get them.
This is how the new Bushcaddy L164 appears after 2100 hours of combined labour in 2 years. The first flight of 1 1/2 hours was a great experience as it performed perfectly and could be flown hands off. For those interested it cruised at 130 mph at 2400 rpm with a weight of 2118 pounds at take off.
Sylvain Papillons beautiful L-160. See Sylvain’s building progress on Don Morrisey’s Skunkworks site
Congratulations Marin! After only 735 hours from a complete kit
Marin Streeter’s BushCaddy Sport E-LSA received its Certificate of Airworthiness
on August 24th 2009
Sean, Another year of trouble free flying …I put the bird to rest last night for the winter months and in doing so the people @ bushcaddy came to mind. We have left an impression on people over the years on the product that we have built and have received a lot of positive feedback. The engine that posed a lot of problems at first has been ticking like a watch the past two years with no problems and none in sight for the future years so far. Ross at Racetech has helped us in this area in is an excellent resource for these subaru engine conversions. No regreats as to the choices we have made…your aircraft still is performing to the paces we expect from it Sean…a real bush plane!
My apologies not staying in touch…enjoy the pictures and foward them on to the people within you shop as well.
Cheers, Scott Oct 2009
I thought you may like to hear that BushCaddy 19-4564 is alive and well, after nearly two years and 200 hours in the air. It has recently undergone surgery, as right from day one I realized that I had been unduly pessimistic about the size of radiator required to cool the Subaru. It now has a smaller, off-the-shelf Alfa Romeo radiator and a much more streamlined and aesthetically more pleasing engine cowl. Cooling is still the same – it sits on thermostat temperature in cruise, and remains under 100 degrees C on full power climbout (tested at 38 degrees C – it is summer here in Sth Oz!). Cruise also improved by about 1-2 knots as a bonus.
As an indication of my confidence in the BushCaddy, I am soon to spend 3 weeks flying to our big Easter fly-in at Narromine in central New South Wales, but going the long way round through our remote north and outback Queensland, and then down Australia’s east coast.
Could I please ask a favour of you, in that you replace the photo of 19-4564 in the Completions section of your website with the attached update? I think it does better justice to the BC!
Regards from Beetaloo Valley, South Oz
Michel is extremely pleased with his LOM installation, and reporting excellent climb rate and cruise speeds. The aircraft is now flying on his Full Lotus 2600 floats and we are very happy with the performance. The aircraft is getting off the water in 15 seconds and achieving 1200 fpm.
L164-Cargo Model equipped with a 250 HP LOM M337