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First Strike Bobcat / SuperCat

Designed by Bobby Baker and first shown in public in 1984. Built up from wood from plans supplied by the First Strike, the fuselage is constructed out of spruce longerons and plywood bulkheads, resulting in a strong, light and inexpensive approach for the homebuilder. Powered by a Rotax engine. Finished in ceconite and dope. Centre mounted joy stick, rudder pedals, tailwheel steerable through rudder pedals. The wings are removable for trailering, set up time being cited as 20 minutes. Designer Bobby Baker notes that some owners have been using the Bobcat for spray work, however he cautions that the design requires some beefing up - seen as no problem - before the additional load is carried. Suggestions for beefing up the structure, putting the craft up out of the microlight category, are included with the initial plans.

The Supercat is a strengthened version with a slightly shorter wingspan and greater performance capabilities.

Bowdler Aviation Inc markets plans and kits to build the Supercat single-seat monoplane, formerly developed by First Strike and first flown 1984.
The SuperCat has removable wings, taking less than one hour with two people, and fold up tail feathers.
Engine: Rotax 277
Empty wt. lbs: 251
Max wt: 500 lb
Wing span: 27ft 8in
Wing area: 112 sq.ft
Wing loading: 4.46 lbs/sq.ft
Power loading: 17.86 lbs/hp
Max speed: 63 mph
Cruise: 50 mph
Stall: 27 mph
Vne: 80 mph
Seats: 1

Engine: KFM 107ER (334 cc) 25 hp.
Static thrust: 190 lbs.
Empty wt: 248 lbs.
Wing span: 27 ft 8 in
Wing area: 120 sq.ft.
Height: 6 ft.
Length: 15 ft 3 in
Fuel cap; 5 USG.
Construction: Wood, Foam.
Max wt: 500 lbs.
Stall: 27 mph.
Max speed: 60 mph.
Vne: 80 mph.
Climb rate: 500 fpm @ 40 mph.
Design limit: +4, -3g.
Glide ratio: 12-1.
Wing loading: 4.17 lbs/sq.ft.
Power loading: 20.0 lbs/hp.
Engine: Rotax 447
Prop: ltra-prop 3 blade, 59" diam., 18 deg. pitch ground adjustable
Wingspan: 27ft.
Fuel consumption: 17lt/hr.
MAUW: 300kg.
Fuel capacity: 35ltrs.
Cruise: 65-75mph.
Vne: 85mph.
Climb & land: 55mph.
Stall: 30mph.
Seats: 1

Engine: Rotax 447, 42 hp.
Wing span: 27.33 ft.
Wing area: 108 sq.ft.
Height: 6.33 ft.
Length: 15.8 ft.
Wing loading: 5.21 lbs/sq.ft
Power loading: 15.63 lbs/hp
Empty wt.: 330 lbs
Max wt.: 625 lbs
Max speed: 85 mph
Cruise: 65 mph
Stall: 37 mph
Vne: 100 mph
Range: 140 sm.
ROC: 900 fpm.
Take-off dist: 150 ft.
Landing dist: 200 ft.
Service ceiling: 10,000 ft.
Fuel cap: 8 USG.
Seats: 1.
Landing gear: tail wheel.

Engine: Rotax 503, 52 hp.
Prop: 3 Blade carbon Fibre ground adjustable.
Max all up weight 650lbs.
Empty weight 355lbs.
Fuel capacity: 30 litres
Endurance: 2.5 - 30 hours
Stall 27mph
Cruise 45-60 mph
VNE 80mph
Rate of climb 700fpm
Take off roll 150ft
Landing roll 200ft
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