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OzChris

FoxBat Australia

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There is an A22 Foxbat in the hangar where I keep my aircraft in YBLT - it is an amazing aircraft!

 

The A22 Foxbat is a 2-seat robust aircraft with a metal airframe suitable for short rough strips. It has a TAS cruise around 105-115 knots - making this a great cross country flyer...you can really go places in this aircraft!

 

It has a helicopter-like view from the huge cockpit, can turn on a cent in the air and on the ground, and is a sheer pleasure to fly!

 

The A22 Foxbat really is a rugged go-anywhere type of aircraft. It has genuine STOL performance! If you are looking for an aircraft which:

 

  • handles safely throughout its flight envelope,
     
  • is superbly manoeuvrable and will turn on a cent in the air or on the ground,
     
  • will land and take off like a tail-dragger - without all the fancy footwork,
     
  • has a cross-wind capability of 17kts,
     
  • can cruise at a genuine 105-115 kts TAS,
     
  • stalls under 30 knots,
     

 

then the A22 Foxbat may be for you!

 

 

 

Some of the many benefits of the Skybat:

 

  1. Ultra-short take-offs and landings on the high-lift wing to give big safety margins on short air-strips.
     
  2. Slow and safe stall speed is below 30kts. Stall characteristics are completely safe - no tendency for wing-drop. This means you can safely cruise at 40-45kts close to the ground without worrying about 'tucking' under.
     
  3. Honest 105-115kts TAS cruise speed. Not only can you get in & out of small strips, you can cruise quickly between them
     
  4. Big fun to fly - the relaxed flying characteristics of the A22 Foxbat make it easy to manoeuvre and a pure joy to fly! You don't need to be concentrating on the gauges all the time. The A22 feels (and is) stable and sure-footed in all configurations.
     
  5. Reliable & economical Rotax 912ULS (100hp) 4-stroke, liquid cooled power. These engines have achieved an almost legendary reputation for reliability, with 1,500 hours time-before-overhaul - about 10-15 years for the average flyer!
     
  6. Comfortable & amazingly spacious cabin - 128cm (50+ inches) wide, 2-seats side-by-side. Doors are glazed down to the floor, giving a truly helicopter-like view out! Glazed panels behind the cockpit give an almost 360 degree view.
     
  7. Long-lasting all metal anodised aluminium riveted airframe. Cowls and wingtips are composite. Base model has 'Stitts' fabric covering on the control surfaces and part of the wing, which is glued and painted. LSA model has metal wing top-surface option. All fabric is UV-proofed when sealed and painted, giving a projected 20-year life.
     
  8. Soft comfortable ride on wide tyres on wide undercarriage even on the roughest strips. Centre of gravity is close to the main wheels, so the nose can be kept clear of the ground very easily - there's even a small tail wheel!
     

 

There are currently around 300 A22s flying around the world - in Australia, USA, Canada, Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and other countries.

 

Some pictures:

 

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Check out the visibility:

 

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The Panel:

 

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Guest Chainsaw

5 Star post Chris, excellent! Really good mate :)

 

 

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Im hoping to get a ride in one soon...

 

The one in the hangar where I keep my aircraft is nearly new - a really nice machine all round!

 

 

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