Sean Gilmore President of CLASS had a BushCaddy R 80
nicknamed "Uppiapik" which means Little Owl on display. The R80 is an all
metal aircraft using solid rivet cabin construction, with all of the
construction pre-jigged, pre-punched and pre-drilled.
Making it an easy aircraft to build, with the
average building time being 1500 hours. Normal tools used for sheet metal
work, such as rivet gun are all that is required, and the kit can easily be
built in an area the size of a two car garage. A large pictorial building
manual is supplied with each kit, and a 1-800 number is available for
answers to builders questions.
The R 80 has a wide comfortable forty four inch cabin,
uses standard aircraft stick and rudder tail dragger style controls with a
center mounted stick and dual rudder pedals, and throttles.
Power is supplied by the Rotax 912 series of aircraft
engines in either the 80 or 100 hp versions. Take off runs take
approximately 180 feet, cruise speed 90 to 95 mph, climb rate at gross 800
to 900 feet per minute and stall 38 to 40 mph.
The BushCaddy R 80 is well suited for float operation,
and can easily be fitted with ski's for winter flying, making it an
excellent bush plane.
The plane comes either factory built under the
Basic and Advanced Ultralight Categories in Canada or in kit form.
building a plane for a U.S. customer and has all of the paperwork etc. done
for it to fit into the Light Sport Aircraft Category in the U.S.
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