CHOICES & Options
No two BushCats are the same as they are customisable to meet with the owners mission and budget requirements.
NOSEWHEEL, TAIL-DRAGGER, AMPHIBIAN
Whether you fly from prepared airfields, grass strips, or water, there is a BushCat variant to suit your needs and personal choice. The BushCat nosewheel is a great backcountry capable aircraft while the taildragger version is considered by some as the ultimate Bush performer. Regardless of your choice, the BushCat will take you into the roughest tundra or bush. We also offer amphibious float options for those wishing to operate off land and water. (Float availability is region specific).
KIT OR FACTORY BUILT
The nosewheel and taildragger BushCat variants are available as a factory built SLSA, or as a home-built ELSA kit.
Home built kits require between 200 and 300 hours of assembly, requiring only standard tools and average DIY skills. We incorporate several checks into our kit packing procedure to ensure the kit is delivered 100% complete and accurate. Our build manual is world-class and is extremely easy to follow in logical steps. We also offer excellent builder support via email and phone should you require assistance of any kind. We are on hand to assist with the procedure from step one so that the idea of building your own aircraft need not be an intimidating task in any way. We take all the worry out of it for you so you can enjoy the build process and just a few hundred hours later can proclaim you built (and now fly!) your own aircraft! An aircraft that takes you from one adventure to the next.
Should the build process not be for you or if time does not allow, the aircraft is available as a factory built SLSA – built to your specification.
The BushCat is a fun aircraft and we believe it’s aesthetics should resemble this point and we are proud of our bright and unique colour schemes. The Trilaminate material covering is available in 5 colours: Black, White, Yellow, Blue and Orange. We have various layout templates on offer that incorporate these fabric colours. The composite parts of the aircraft can be painted in any colour imaginable – making the exterior look of your BushCat totally customisable. The aircraft can be made to look bright and playful should that be your aim, or perhaps your choice would be a more conservative and less conspicuous one – the choice is all yours. These are just some examples:
The BushCat is just as unique on the inside too. We have a diverse selection of standard instrument panels for our customers to choose from depending on budget or mission. Alternatively, we offer design assistance on custom panels. All of our panels have universal connectors meaning that they can be easily removed from the aircraft if the owner wishes to make changes to the array of instruments.
Several tyre options are available for use on the BushCat. While the nosegear version can be fitted with tyres as large as 800 x 6 balloon tyres, the taildragger BushCat has been tested with main tyres up to 26 inch super tundra units for extreme off field missions.
Based on their great performance when paired with the Rotax 912S engine, BushCat customers are offered the choice between various propellers based on personal preference. The factory fitted options are as follows:
|Warp Drive||Rotax 912ULS|
|Kiev Prop||Rotax 912ULS|
The BushCat may be fitted with an optional BRS ballistic parachute. BRS extraction testing was completed in partnership with engineers from the BRS company who travelled from USA to South Africa to work with us on this project. Just more insight to our safety commitment to all BushCat operators.
TWIN Luggage AREAS
One of the roles of the BushCat is as a cross country tourer. As such it has ample room for luggage in its two optional luggage areas. The upper luggage area is accessible from the cockpit during flight, while the lower luggage area is accessible though the large fuselage side openings.
In keeping with the customisable theme of the BushCat, there are various exterior light options. Basic wing tip LED lights are considered a minimum however the aircraft can be fitted with wing tip strobes, ident lights or a combination of both. – Speak to your area distributor for all options.
A dark and durable cloth is used as standard to upholster the seats and arm rests of the BushCat however you might prefer the look and feel of genuine leather on your aircraft – speak to a consultant for more info
A retractable sun shield can be fitted to the cockpit interior roof of the BushCat. Should the midday sun be a little unbearable, the shield can be extended in mid-flight in a few seconds. We also offer tinted upper windshields that can be used in conjunction with the sun shield.
For flight school operators. Easily removed. Gives the instructor full control from the right hand seat.