Excellent progress on #204 BushCat over the past few weeks.
The wing frames have been constructed, and the right wing has been covered, the frame of the other was left for viewing of a LAA inspection. Building the entire wing frame only takes about 4 hours from nothing to complete. The wing tips and lights have yet to be fitted.
Brake lines have been fitted and bled, along with the right side of the interior being installed. The left has been left uncomplete so the inspectors can see underneath.
The small engine mods were completed and now the engine is installed, along with the exhast system. Installing the engine is quick and fairly easy, compared to other designs.
We will soon be transporting the BushCat to Sleap Airfield so we have more space to attach the wings.
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Cracking progress has been made on our BushCat, Model number 204. Preparation of the control surfaces, installation of the 850-6 6 ply AirTrac Super tundra tire, battery & choke control have all been completed. Both wing frames have been built, as well as both doors. The manual allows for a chronological build, or steps can be completed at the builders wish, allowing us to almost finish the aeroplane before installing wings, reducing time being built at an airfield.
Progess has continued on the bushcat, with roughly 10 working hours have been added.
The installation of the main fairing, painted in a fantastic blue, has been completed. Rudder pedals, spring gear, seat adjustment and tailwheel strengthening frame have also been installed.
Building of our BushCat has had a flying start, with only 11 hours of buildtime, resulting to the complete rear fuselage, with trilam covering. Some flight controls have been installed, and the rear fin has been covered and installed.
The flaps and ailerons are laced and tight, and we have perfected our technique.
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We began unloading the two boxes today, getting ready for the build. We plan to build the aeroplane as fast as possible, in 250 hours or under.
A helpful tip!
We converted the 8ft main box into a temporary storage unit, using the lid as shelves and only using basic tools and a few screws. Its great for keeping the awkward cowlings and panels out of the way. We also tied two straps to the roof, for keeping the long wing tubes stored.
The first BushCat in the UK has arrived at our Head Quarters by delivery of a rather large truck. The BushCat arrives in two boxes, one large rectangular one, and a long thin wooden box.
We aim to start the build as soon as possible. The build is very simple, with a easy to follow instructions guide, that is all organised into times per job and difficulty.
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The BushCat is expected to reach us at BushCat UK in the new year, on the 4th of January. The BushCat arrives in two large boxes, and we are expected to start building after the LAA provide us a build number.
The first ever BushCat kit has arrived in the UK, and is currently being shipped to us here at BushCat UK. The Kit is expected to arrive on Thursday, and normally takes 300 hours to build.
See the side of this page for build progress, and keep following for more information!
Here is a impressive time-lapse build of a BushCat build over in the US. The BushCat can be built very quickly, with this man building his under 300 hours. In Australia, a BushCat was built in 22 working days.
Here you can see our progress. We are building our BushCat, Model #204, the first one to arrive to the UK. We aim to complete it in under 300 hours, and have LAA approval as soon as we can.