2013 Aeroprakt A22 LS Foxbat Aircraft

Single Engine Propeller

$90,000

2013 Aeroprakt A22 LS Foxbat Aircraft
Aircraft TypeSingle Engine Propeller
MakeAeroprakt
ModelA22 LS Foxbat
ConditionUsed Aircraft
Sale TypeFor Sale
CurrencyAU $
Price $90,000
LocationQueensland, Australia
Registration No24-8300
Registration Expiry6/03/2025
Serial Number166
Year Built2013
Total Time Airframe984
Comments

There are more than 200 A22LS Foxbats flying in Australia. The aircraft is no orphan and local support is good. It can land and take off in about 100 m. This is a fuel injected model so it has improved fuel efficiency. I plan for 93 KTAS at 17 L per hour! The usable fuel is 112 L. This means that you can cruise for over six hours.

Engine Specifications

The engine is a fuel injected Rotax 912 iS. At full throttle, the engine runs at the same rich mixture that a carburettor engine uses. At about 96% throttle the engine enters economy mode and the fuel consumption drops from about 20 L/hr to 17 (higher altitudes) or 18 L/hr (lower altitudes). The extra fuel efficiency has meant that I have been able to make journeys that I would not have been able to make with a carburettor engine. The engine has just had its five-yearly rubber replacement. The temperatures run well. The EGT for each of they cylinders is displayed on the Dynon Skyview.

The TBO for Rotax 912s is 2000 hrs and 15 years. The still has a thousand hours to run. The official date of manufacture was April 2013. That means that it will be able to run until April 2028, which is in three years and 10 months. After 15 years, Rotax 912s can be run on condition unless they are to be used for commercial flight training. (That is my understanding: you will need to get your own legal advice.)

Avionics

The main avionics is a Dynon Skyview Classic. As can be seen in the photograph, the aircraft displays litres of fuel used per hour, fuel used, fuel remaining and range. When this is combined with the map and navigation function the Dynon tells you when you will be arriving at your destination. Using this information, I have been able to confidently arrive at a destination with 15 L and 15 minutes daylight remaining. The Dynon also displays true airspeed, wind direction and speed, and ground speed. This means that one can note the speed at different altitudes and choose the most efficient altitude. The Dynon Skyview makes the airplane more efficient. Having the map and flight planning on the Dynon and on an iPad provides excellent redundancy. The accurate fuel monitoring effectively increases the range of the aircraft. With the accurate fuel and trip information, I have been able to make journeys that would have been impossible without the Skyview.

The aircraft has a Dynon autopilot. It is not serviceable and I have not wanted to use it. There is a UHF radio and I do not know if it is serviceable. The Funke radio works well and can monitor two frequencies at once. There are backup steam gauges speed and altitude and a backup whiskey compass. There is a transponder that makes it legal for Class C and D airspace but I have my own Sky Echo (not included). It is also legal to fly over built up areas.

Interior

The interior is reasonably good. It is simple but I have been comfortable for five hour legs.

Exterior

The exterior is yellow. I wish it was white, but it is yellow, very yellow. There is a small dent on the leading edge of one wing. There are some wear marks on the fabric control surfaces but they do not affect serviceability.

The Tyres are 6.00-6 Air Hawks, 4 ply. I was concerned that 6 ply tyres would not compress well enough with such a light aircraft. They are proper aircraft tyres. The diameter is about 42 cm.

Additional Features

The aircraft has a BRS ballistic parachute. It was installed less than five years ago. These save lives.

The 100 hourly has just been done. The aircraft comes with new Pumpkin Head covers for the entire aircraft. They are serviceable but they should be returned for corrections with the fit. For example, the areas for the fuel tank vents are in the wrong places. The aircraft is located at Archerfield in Brisbane.

The aircraft was originally owned by Peter Harlow who used to own Foxbat Australia. so it was fully optioned. It was bought by a grazier to travel between two stations. I bought it from the grazier who was selling one of the stations. I am selling it to upgrade to a SuperSTOL XL. The aircraft has no accident history as far as I know.

The aircraft is maintained by a LAME at Flightscope aviation. If you want an independent assessment.

*PLEASE NOTE: Aircraft specifications are subject to verification by the purchaser. It is up to you as the purchaser to conduct your due diligence. Unless given to you in writing by the seller, no warranties are implied or given. Aircraft or parts may be withdrawn from sale at any time. If the price does not contain the notation that it is the total price, the price may or may not include costs such as Stamp Duty, Transfer fees, GST and other State or Federal charges. Please confirm price, fees, charges and features with the seller of the Aircraft or Part.

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Seller Information

Contact Name:Andrew Nielsen
Seller Type:Private
Location:Queensland, Australia
Mobile:0400 144 456
Listing ID:10788
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