I have always liked airplanes and flying. I had thought about U/L flying but wanted a little more plane to fly. When the Sport Pilot rule came into effect I new it was what I was looking for. So in 2005 I found Dave from Northwest School of Aviation and he introduced me to Alison my instructor and on 8/17/2005 I started lessons in a J-3 Cub and on May 4th of 2006 I became a sport pilot. Yes it was the sport pilot rule that got me started in flying.
I am building a Bushcaddy E-LSA. I purchased the kit through BushCaddy. I have looked at a lot of kits and there are some very good ones to choose from. The Bushcaddy is an all metal plane and has great storage area for camping gear behind the seats. It has the short field take off and landing performance to get into the areas around the Pacific Northwest I was looking for. It fits the light sport plane requirements. In the process of building the cargo door it really hits you to the amount of cargo area in this plane. Bushcaddy has five other models to choose from. R-80, R-120, these are two seater L-160, L-162 These are two + one seater and the four seater L-164 BushCaddy's web site is at www.bushcaddy.com. Feel free to contact me.
Specifications and Performance
Two Place, side by side seating, with center Y stick, dual brakes.
Stall Speed - 30 mph
Top Speed - 120 mph
Cruise Speed - 85 mph (Rotax 912 80 hp)
105 mph (Rotax 912S 100 hp )
115 mph (Jabiru 3300 120 hp)
Take off Run - 200 ft paved
Rate of Climb - 850 -1000 fpm wheels; 15 seconds floats
Cabin width - 44" at door
Cabin height - 44" New model 2007 is 46"
Length - 22.1 feet
Fuel capacity - 20 imperial gal (24 US Gal), metal fuel tanks in wings can be increased to 30 imperial gal(36 US Gal)
Baggage compartment behind seat is 38" deep.
Empty weight - 841 lbs
Useful load - 479 lbs