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BushCat Light Sport Aircraft

The BushCat is the third and latest generation of the aircraft previously known as the Cheetah. It is an aircraft which has been designed around four principles: Simplicity, ruggedness, low cost and FUN!

The original Cheetah LSA was a robust and reliable work horse. It quickly gained popularity among the South African bush flying community, and earned its reputation as a fun flying workhorse. Aerodynamic and ergonomic improvements were later made to the aircraft, as well as modifications from worldwide customer feedback, which resulted in the second generation Cheetah XLS.

It soon became clear that the role of the aircraft was to serve bush pilots in areas that other light sport aircraft just couldn’t handle. As a result, the focus moved toward making the aeroplane tougher than any other in its class, and able to withstand the might of the veld and tundra – as a result the BushCat was born.

Since then the BushCat has continued to serve its duties as a bush aeroplane and is being successfully used in anti-wildlife-poaching missions in various regions of Africa. More BushCats are on order by conservation entities for this very purpose as it meets the very specific requirements of these missions.

The aircraft is extremely comfortable with the widest cabin in its class and offers generous headroom making the aircraft perfect for all sizes of pilots.

Due to its simplistic modular design, the aircraft is extremely easy to work on thus reducing the cost of maintenance and repair to a minimum.

Available in nose-wheel and tail-dragger configurations as a factory built (ready-to-fly) or Kit, the aircraft also caters for all preferences. The price, performance and cheeky looks of the aircraft capturing the attention of many.

The BushCat demonstrates great performance and STOL ability – at the best price!

 

BushCat Light Sport - Ready-to-Fly Factory Built S-LSA

The BushCat by SkyReach is available as a certified Light Sport aircraft (SLSA). The aircraft is entirely customizable and the standard configuration includes the following: SLSA BushCat - Aircraft grade aluminium tubular frame assembled with Stainless steel joints and grade 8.8 bolts, sail made from Trylam material. Aluminum spring gear (Grove), hydraulic brakes, prop spinner, centre arm-rest with integrated glove compartment, fully enclosed and ventilated engine compartment with firewall, 24 gallon "crack safe" fuel tank with dual pickup,"Comfort flight" seats in black cloth upholstery, height adjustable headrests, height adjustable seats, map pockets in back of seats, full dual controls by means of centrally mounted stick, dual rudder foot controls, dual throttle controls integrated into arm-rests, MGL V6 Transceiver radio, and basic analouge instrument layout (includes ASI, ALT, VSI, Slip Indicator, Compass, engine temperature and pressure monitoring and an ELT).

Power Plant Options​
  • Rotax 912 UL 80 hp engine

  • Rotax 912 ULS 100 hp engine

 
Panel Options

We offer an array of instruments including Kanardia Avionics, MGL Avionics, Dynon Avionics, TRIG Avionics and many more. 

 
Other Configurations

Many other custom selections such as taildragger vs. nosewheel configuration, custom color scheme, lighting packages, interior components, parachute packages, cabin heat, etc.

 

BushCat Kit

The BushCat by SkyReach is available as a kit to be built as an Experimental Amateur Built Aircraft (EAB) or can be built for you ready to fly as an Experimental Light Sport Aircraft (ELSA). A Build Assist Program is available. Please contact us for further information. The Kit is considered a Fast Build with only roughly 250 to 300 hours of build time necessary.

 

The standard configuration includes the following:

BushCat Kit includes: Aircraft grade aluminium tubular frame assembled with Stainless steel joints and grade 8.8 bolts, sail made from Trylam material, Grove landing gear, Matco brakes, prop spinner, center arm-rest with integrated glove compartment, fully enclosed and ventilated engine compartment with firewall, 24 gallon "crack safe" fuel tank with dual pickup,"Comfort flight" seats in black cloth upholstery, height adjustable headrests, height adjustable seats, map pockets in back of seats, full dual controls by means of centrally mounted stick, dual rudder foot controls, dual throttle controls integrated into arm-rests. Available in tailwheel, nose wheel configuration.

Compatible and Factory Supported Power Plant Options:

Rotax 912 UL 80 hp engine

Rotax 912 ULS 100 hp engine

* EAB Kit Builders can choose to install any other engine, however please note that there is no factory support available for other engine options at this time. 

Additional Options

We offer an array of Kanardia, Dynon and MGL instruments as well as TRIG radios and transponders. Many other custom selections such as custom color, lighting packages, interior components, parachute packages, custom cushions, cabin heat, etc.

 

BushCat Performance Specs

Please note that the performance specs will be changing and the below link shows somewhat outdated figures.  For more information, please contact us.  This is meant to be a ballpark guideline at the moment. 

 

BushCat Price List

Please note that prices are always subject to change.  For exact information, please request an official Estimate from us. 

Ready-to-Fly pricing depends on Panel Package chosen.  Please review Panel Packages below for further information.

 

BushCat Panel Options

Custom panels can be designed for an additional fee.  Contact us for further details.  

Panel Package Type 1
Includes:
3 ⅛" Analogue Airspeed Indicator
3 ⅛" MGL ALT 6 - Altimeter and VSI
3 ⅛" MGL EMS 1 - Engine Monitoring
3 ⅛" MGL TP4 - Oil Temp & Pressure
2 ¼" MGL Vega VHF COM/Radio
2 ¼" Slip Indicator
2" Hour Meter
2 x 12 Volt Sockets
Panel Package Type 2
Includes:
3 ⅛" Analogue Airspeed Indicator
3 ⅛" MGL ALT 6 - Altimeter and VSI
3 ⅛" MGL EMS 1 - Engine Monitoring
3 ⅛" MGL TP4 - Oil Temp & Pressure
2 ¼" MGL Vega VHF COM/Radio
Trig TT22 Mode S Transponder with ADS-B Out
2 ¼" Slip Indicator
2" Hour Meter
2 x 12 Volt Sockets
Panel Package Type 3
Includes:
3 ⅛" Analogue Airspeed Indicator
3 ⅛" MGL ALT 6 - Altimeter and VSI
3 ⅛" MGL EMS 1 - Engine Monitoring
3 ⅛" MGL TP4 - Oil Temp & Pressure
Trig TY91 COM/Radio
Trig TT22 Mode S Transponder with ADS-B Out
2 ¼" Slip Indicator
2" Hour Meter
2 x 12 Volt Sockets
Panel Package Type 4
Includes:
3 ⅛" Analogue Airspeed Indicator
3 ⅛" Analogue VSI
3 ⅛" Altimeter
2 ¼" Analogue Engine Monitoring Gauges
Trig TY91 Tranceiver COM/Radio
Trig TT22 Mode S Transponder with ADS-B Out
2 ¼" Slip Indicator
2" Hour Meter
2 x 12 Volt Sockets
Panel Package Type 5
Includes:
3 ⅛" Analogue Airspeed Indicator
Garmin G5
2 1/4" Analogue VSI
3 ⅛" Analouge Altimeter
3 ⅛" MGL EMS 1 - Engine Monitoring
3 ⅛" MGL TP4 - Oil Temp & Pressure
Trig TY91 Tranceiver COM/Radio
Trig TT22 Mode S Transponder with ADS-B Out
2 ¼" Slip Indicator
2" Hour Meter
2 x 12 Volt Sockets
(Optional Gizmo bracket for Garmin AERA 660 - extra cost)
Panel Package Type 6
Includes:
3 ⅛" Analogue Airspeed Indicator
3 ⅛" Analogue VSI
3 ⅛" Altimeter
2 ¼" Analogue Engine Monitoring Gauges
Trig TY91 Tranceiver COM/Radio
Trig TT22 Mode S Transponder with ADS-B Out
2 ¼" Slip Indicator
2" Hour Meter
2 x 12 Volt Sockets
(Optional Gizmo bracket for Garmin AERA 660 - additional cost)
Panel Package Type 7
Includes:
3 ⅛" Analogue Airspeed Indicator
3 ⅛" Analogue VSI
3 ⅛" Analogue Altimeter
MGL Mini EFIS and EMS
Trig TY91 Tranceiver COM/Radio
Trig TT22 Mode S Transponder with ADS-B Out
2 ¼" Slip Indicator
2" Hour Meter
2 x 12 Volt Sockets
(Optional Gizmo bracket for Garmin AERA 660 - additional cost)
Panel Package Type 8
Includes:
3 ⅛" Analogue Airspeed Indicator
3 ⅛" Analogue VSI
3 ⅛" Analogue Altimeter
MGL Mini EFIS and EMS
Trig TY91 Tranceiver COM/Radio
Trig TT22 Mode S Transponder with ADS-B Out
2 ¼" Slip Indicator
2" Hour Meter
2 x 12 Volt Sockets
(Optional Gizmo bracket for Garmin AERA 660 - additional cost)
Panel Package Type 9
Includes:
3 ⅛" Analogue Airspeed Indicator
MGL iEFIS Explorer Full Function
Trig TY91 Tranceiver COM/Radio
Trig TT22 Mode S Transponder with ADS-B Out
2 ¼" Slip Indicator
2" Hour Meter
2 x 12 Volt Sockets
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BushCat Dealers

Appalachian Windsports

Shannon Hansen

Hangar Address:

Bermudian Valley Airpark (07N)

South Hangar

23 Milford Green Road

East Berlin, PA 17316

Phone: (717) 514-0386

E-Mail: shansen@appalachianwindsports.com

Website: www.appalachianWindsports.com

 

French Valley Flying Circus, Inc.

Don Mastrangelo

French Valley Airport (F70)

37600 Sky Canyon Drive

Murrieta, CA

Phone: (951) 704-7825

E-Mail: info@donmastrangelo.com

Website: www.frenchvalleyflyingcircus.com

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Hangar Facility:

Galt Airport (10C) - Hangar G3, G8

5112 Greenwood Road 

Wonder Lake, IL 60097

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