The twin-engine Tecnam P2006T on approach at Wittman after completing a showcase. The smart looking twin was quiet and appeared very docile even with one engine shut down for part of the demonstration.
The Bear 360 looks like an Grumman F8F Bearcat that got stuck in the dryer a little too long. Powered by a 360-hp M14P, the Bear 360 weighs 2,760 lbs at gross and will cruise at 250 knots at sea level. Check out Bear Aircraft online.
OSHKOSH — New Zealand-based FalComposite is showing off their Furio RG at this years AirVenture. The two-seat homebuilt boasts a 175-kt cruise speed behind an IO-390. Here at the show they are offering the kit at $102,352, regularly $107,739.67.
Van’s Aircraft RV-12 was awarded a Special Light Sport Aircaft (S-LSA) certificate on July 21. The certification represents the culmination of three years of design, testing, and attention to the details of complying with all the requirements of the Light Sport Aircraft category.
The next day, Van’s East Coast representative Mitchell Lock flew his first Experimental Light Sport Aircraft (E-LSA) version. Built in Mitch’s Maryland shop, “New Blue” is the first RV-12 built outside Van’s factory.
The easily removable wings, simple construction and traditional “RV” handling qualities of the RV-12 have made the airplane a favorite with Light Sport aircraft builders. Two hundred and fifty RV-12s are under construction in several different countries.
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The Casa Grande, Arizona-based COPPERSTATE Fly-In will include the Fuelventure 400 on October 24. This event is a competition to determine the most fuel efficient aircraft. The intent of Fuelventure 400 is to spawn competition for fuel efficiency improvements.
The competition is simple: each aircraft and passengers are weighed. Each entrant then flies a 400-mile triangular course. Upon completion, the aircraft and passengers are again weighed and the difference in weight is fuel burned. Calculations are performed and two types of awards are given. One set of awards are based on the CAFE Foundation formula which gives credit for cruise speed and passenger payload. The other set of awards are for pure miles per gallon.
Over $1,000 in prize money will be given to the top finishers in each weight class. There will be no entry fee, but liability coverage is required. This event is open to all aircraft.