I know its an old thread and post but the Cheetah was also developed further and certified to BCARS int eh UK as the Medway SLA series and they are MUCH lighter than you might think ...Not many get under 300.. Nev
I won’t be posting on this forum but there will be pics on BushCat Club and BFDU on FBOk guys where are the Build Pics ?
Come on now. I joined this forum JUST to follow this thread
Danny - So what costume do you have planned, for when you start flying the Bushcat? Biggles?Was sidetracked for a bit with a property purchase and also a costume for Supanova
Ballpark is $45,000 for the kit. Will vary a bit with the South African exchange rate. For instance I also bought a propeller from South Africa (P-prop) and when it was first quoted it worked out to about $1600 but by the time I paid for it was closer to $1400.Can anyone tell me the ballpark price for the kit in Australia
Wow!Not sure where the $45000 came from unless your talking US$. A compete kit is just under $90k inc gst
Or you could pay between $85k to $105k for an Aircreation or P&M trike. WowWow!
at $90k incl GST it’s about the same as a Medway LSA rolled out of the factory and sittin in a container for shipping ... the UK certified factory built version of the predecessor is a lighter and less capable aircraft than the bushcat
My BushCat KIT came with prop, instruments, and engine. All supplied by GAP Aviation in QLDDefinition of "kit" is what is being bandied about here. A "kit" is invariably and universally recognised as being the materials to build the aircraft - LESS the engine, prop and instruments.
There are very few aircraft manufacturers offering a "complete kit", because one manufacturer rarely builds the airframe, the engine, the prop, and the instruments.
The engine, prop and instruments have to be purchased from other manufacturers, so an airframe manufacturer is not going to supply engine, prop and instruments in a kit, without getting a finger in the pie.
99% of kit builders prefer to keep open their individual choices of engine, prop and instruments - and keep their costs down by negotiating directly with manufacturers of the individual components.
Possibly the only exception to the general kit rule, is Chipper, who manufacture instruments as well as airframe kits, and who will offer you a special deal to buy their airframe, with their instruments.