2014 Expo

If you're interested in all things Sport Pilot/Light Sport Aircraft, this is the place to be every January! Mark your calendars. http://www.sport-aviation-expo.com

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Re: 2014 Expo

Postby Nomore767 » Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:12 am

Stephen,

You're correct about the increases Tecnam presence in Florida. At the Expo a Tecnam rep told me that they're establishing an 'office' at Sebring which should open 'in the next few months'.

Considering this and the large Rotax service and sales presence already at Sebring, it's an important move.

Another thing that gave me more confidence in Tecnam was a long chat with Phil Solomon. He told me that if I had difficulty in finding a local Rotax trained tech he would pay my local mechanic to go through Rotax training. I believe he would and that indicates commitment to me.

I think you're right to look into the Astore, I think it's going to be a super airplane.

Cheers, Howard.

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Re: 2014 Expo

Postby deltafox » Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:27 am

Ref: http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Wo ... 282-1.html

Was this plane demo'd at Sebring?

The Vision, a basic S-LSA with a Dynon panel and Rotax 912, hits the market at $89,500 while the deluxe Spirit Grand Edition has a Garmin panel, autopilot, ADS-B and finished interior for an extra $40,000.
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Re: 2014 Expo

Postby N918KT » Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:06 pm

Hello everyone. Did anyone by chance saw Art of Evektor Aircraft? He told me that he was going to Sebring this year.

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Re: 2014 Expo

Postby Flocker » Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:16 pm

Nomore767 wrote:Rotax 914 Turbo $24,900 Includes 3 blade prop (note: I remember being told it's a 1200 hr TBO)


I thought I heard the 1,200 Hr TBO too, but the ROTAX website shows it as 2,000 Hrs:

Here's the link:

http://www.flyrotax.com/enginesImpressum/product-rangeImpressum/carburetedImpressum/914-115hpImpressum/description.aspx

Agree, it was a smooth and quiet engine. After start-up, we sat talking in the cockpit in normal voices without headsets. Not possible in some of the competitors...
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Re: 2014 Expo

Postby drseti » Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:24 pm

N918KT wrote:Did anyone by chance saw Art of Evektor Aircraft?


Yes, he was there, along with Steve Minnich and Jiri from the factory, and they had two Harmony models on display (one with the 912 ULS, the other with a 912iS).
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Re: 2014 Expo

Postby Nomore767 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:07 pm

Flocker wrote:
Nomore767 wrote:Rotax 914 Turbo $24,900 Includes 3 blade prop (note: I remember being told it's a 1200 hr TBO)


I thought I heard the 1,200 Hr TBO too, but the ROTAX website shows it as 2,000 Hrs:

Here's the link:

http://www.flyrotax.com/enginesImpressum/product-rangeImpressum/carburetedImpressum/914-115hpImpressum/description.aspx

Agree, it was a smooth and quiet engine. After start-up, we sat talking in the cockpit in normal voices without headsets. Not possible in some of the competitors...


How do you think the 912is engine compares with the 914 turbo? The 912 injected is an improvement although it adds weight.

Do you think the turbo is worth the extra $$ ?

Do you remember what the empty weight of the demo P2008 was? I had it somewhere and I lost it.


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