With every BushCat comes the peace of mind that the design has been extensively tested to ensure conformity to ASTM Light Sport Aircraft structural and flight performance standards. We do believe the BushCat is possibly the most comprehensively tested LSA in existence. All flight performance testing was handled by an impartial 3rd party consisting of military trained test pilots who left no stone unturned. We remain committed to our clients safety and piece of mind. When purchasing a BushCat you know that you are partnering with an ethical and responsible aircraft manufacturer.
ROTAX 912ULS ENGINE
The BushCat is powered by the Austrian designed Rotax 912 ULS engine. This engine has become one of the leading engines in today’s light sport market, and it’s reputation precedes itself. The 912ULS is a normally aspirated, horizontally opposed, four-cylinder engine. More information may be found on the manufacturers website by clicking here.
ALUMINIUM TUBULAR SPACE FRAME
The primary structure of the aircraft is made from aluminium tubes bolted together via stainless steel brackets. The simplicity of this design reduces manufacturing cost and time, resulting in a product with a high strength per cost ratio. Furthermore, in the event of damage to the primary structure, this design philosophy allows the customer to replace only the parts which have been damaged.
TRILAM SKIN COVERING
The aluminium space frame is covered with a Trilaminate composite fabric, commonly used in the sailing industry for yacht sails. It is incredibly strong and has proved itself against the elements. In addition to this, we offer all our customers the opportunity to pick from our range of five bright colours to form their own design for their aircraft covering, making each aircraft as unique as a zebra’s stripes.
ALUMINIUM SPRING UNDERCARRIAGE
Perfect for rough field landings and less drag than a braced undercarriage design. The singular piece undercarriage is virtually maintenance-free and very forgiving.
+6 -4 LOADING FACTOR WING
The Bushcat has been designed, tested, and certified to withstand +6G and -4G ultimate loads.
If your mission requires the use of in-flight photography or any other activity in which the doors might get in the way, it is useful to note that both doors are 100% removable. Furthermore, the doors can be removed and refitted in less than 2 minutes. (Flight with doors removed not approved for LSA or CLSA registered aircraft)
CENTRALLY MOUNTED CONTROL STICK
The BushCat is flown with a control stick mounted between both seats, forward of the central arm rest. This configuration allows the pilot to keep his or her hand on the stick at all times, freeing the other hand for the throttle and panel mounted instruments.The use of a single stick ensures that control system complexity is kept to a minimum and that cockpit entry and exit is not blocked by floor or panel mounted systems.
ARM REST THROTTLE
In order to accommodate the centrally mounted control stick, the designers of the BushCat have found a neat place to put the throttle. Two interconnected throttles are mounted comfortably at the end of the armrests. Both arm rests are raised to facilitate exit and entry into the cockpit, without affecting the throttle position.
The BushCat boasts the widest cabin in its class offering exceptional comfort even for the tallest of adventures.