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Aerolites Inc Bearcat


The Bearcat kit was a Baby Ace replica, with full 3 axis controls with a floor mounted joy stick and rudder pedals. Incorporating a 4130 chromolly welded fuselage, a fully cowled engine, and dual surface wings and fuselage, covered with dacron sail cloth.

Optional equipment includes electric starter, ballistic parachute, hydralic disc brakes, and the Rotax 503 2V 53 hp engine. Equipped with shoulder and lap belts, bungee shock landing gear, and a 360 degree roll-cage cockpit construction, the kit major components are pre-welded, machined, sewn, cut and bent, while the fabric slips on components and laces up, no doping required.

The Bearcat is basically a high wing mono configuration, tractor mounted engine, amateur-built aircraft with an all steel 4130 chromolly fuselage frame. The welded fuselage is designed to accommodate all other components by a series of tabsto which the components are bolted.
The wing is a simple ladder construction with strong internal diagonal bracing. This configuration has supported over +6 and -4 G in static load testing. Aluminum ribs placed in upper and lower pockets in the dacron covering shape the airfoil.

Engine: Rotax Model 447, 42 hp @ 6250 rpm    
HP range: 42-65
Propeller: 68 x 28                
Length: 17 ft 6 in
Height: 6 ft 5 in                
Wing Span: 30 ft
Wing Area: 150 sq.ft                
Wing Loading: 4.66 lb/sq ft
Seats: 1                
Empty Weight: 275 lb
Useful Load: 425 lb                
MTOW: 700 lb
Fuel Capacity: 5 USgal
Load Factor: +6, -4
Rate of climb: 750-1200 ft/min            
Max level speed:     70 mph
Max level speed: 75 mph                 
Cruise: 63 mph
Range: 120 sm                
Landing gear: tail wheel
Best rate of climb (Vy): 45 mph        
Design maneuvering speed (Va): 55 mph
Never exceed speed (Vne): 110 mph        
Stall, power off (Vs): 27 mph
Landing approach speed: 45 mph        
Takeoff distance, ground roll: 150 ft
Takeoff distance, 50 ft obst.: 400 ft        
Landing distance, ground roll: 150 ft
Landing distance, 50 ft obst.: 450 ft

Ag Bearcat
Engine: Rotax 582, 65 hp        
Speed max: 90 mph
Cruise: 70 mph             
Range: 140 sm
Stall: 35 mph             
ROC: 1000 fpm
Take-off dist: 150 ft             
Landing dist: 200 ft
Service ceiling: 10,000 ft         
Fuel cap: 10 USG
Weight empty: 380 lb            
Gross: 900 lb
Height: 6.5 ft            
Length: 17.5 ft
Wing span: 30.7 ft            
Wing area: 160 sq.ft
Seats: 1            
Landing gear: tail wheel


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