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7 minutes ago, ev17ifly2 said:

Not sure where the $45000 came from unless your talking US$. A compete kit is just under $90k inc gst

They must have had a sale on that day 😉 

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22 minutes ago, ev17ifly2 said:

Not sure where the $45000 came from unless your talking US$. A compete kit is just under $90k inc gst

Wow!

at $90k incl GST it’s about the same as a Medway LSA rolled out of the factory and sittin in a container for shipping  ... the UK certified factory built version of the predecessor is a lighter and less capable aircraft than the bushcat

But wow!  

 

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10 minutes ago, kasper said:

Wow!

at $90k incl GST it’s about the same as a Medway LSA rolled out of the factory and sittin in a container for shipping  ... the UK certified factory built version of the predecessor is a lighter and less capable aircraft than the bushcat

But wow!  

 

Or you could pay between $85k to $105k for an Aircreation or P&M trike.  Wow

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Sorry if this is a stupid question, On top of that, assume you still need to purchase firewall forward, Rotax 912?

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25 minutes ago, mAgNeToDrOp said:

Sorry if this is a stupid question, On top of that, assume you still need to purchase firewall forward, Rotax 912?

No, that includes the 912uls

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Ok I don’t know why evil is muddying up the waters but here is the breakdown:

 

~$90,000 gets you a turnkey Bushcat ready to fly away, it even has the engine. You go to the dealer and fly it home. Because it is not a kit.

 

~$45,000 gets you a kit (which is what Dave was asking about). The kit gets you an un-assembled aircraft. In Australia what we generally mean by a kit is an un-assembled product. In this case, it consists of five crates containing all the parts required to build the aircraft, but not including the engine, propeller or instruments. 

 

~$25,000 gets you a new Rotax 912

 

~$1500 gets you a propeller 

 

~$1 - infinite is how how much you might spend on the instruments 😄

 

i hope this clears up any confusion about the definition of ‘kit’.

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Definition of "kit" is what is being bandied about here. A "kit" is invariably and universally recognised as being the materials to build the aircraft - LESS the engine, prop and instruments. 

There are very few aircraft manufacturers offering a "complete kit", because one manufacturer rarely builds the airframe, the engine, the prop, and the instruments. 

The engine, prop and instruments have to be purchased from other manufacturers, so an airframe manufacturer is not going to supply engine, prop and instruments in a kit, without getting a finger in the pie.

99% of kit builders prefer to keep open their individual choices of engine, prop and instruments - and keep their costs down by negotiating directly with manufacturers of the individual components. 

Possibly the only exception to the general kit rule, is Chipper, who manufacture instruments as well as airframe kits, and who will offer you a special deal to buy their airframe, with their instruments.

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2 hours ago, onetrack said:

Definition of "kit" is what is being bandied about here. A "kit" is invariably and universally recognised as being the materials to build the aircraft - LESS the engine, prop and instruments. 

There are very few aircraft manufacturers offering a "complete kit", because one manufacturer rarely builds the airframe, the engine, the prop, and the instruments. 

The engine, prop and instruments have to be purchased from other manufacturers, so an airframe manufacturer is not going to supply engine, prop and instruments in a kit, without getting a finger in the pie.

99% of kit builders prefer to keep open their individual choices of engine, prop and instruments - and keep their costs down by negotiating directly with manufacturers of the individual components. 

Possibly the only exception to the general kit rule, is Chipper, who manufacture instruments as well as airframe kits, and who will offer you a special deal to buy their airframe, with their instruments.

My BushCat KIT came with prop, instruments, and engine.  All supplied by GAP Aviation in QLD

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Like onetrack just said- the kit doesn’t come with an engine propeller or instruments. Those parts came from GAP, who also supplied you the kit. From

GAP you bought 1 x Bushcat kit, 1 x engine and 1 x instrument panel which I assume Errol made. I’ve seen some of his panels and they are great.

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41 minutes ago, danny_galaga said:

Like onetrack just said- the kit doesn’t come with an engine propeller or instruments. Those parts came from GAP, who also supplied you the kit. From

GAP you bought 1 x Bushcat kit, 1 x engine and 1 x instrument panel which I assume Errol made. I’ve seen some of his panels and they are great.

I’ll say it just one more time , the BushCat kit can be ordered ex factory including propeller, engine and a choice of around 8 instrument panels. Depending on avionics the price can be up to $90k

Suggest those interested contact Errol direct at GAP rather than wasting time on this forum like I have just done

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