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Thatcher CX4 ZK-JDY

Single seat all metal aircraft.
First flights in August 2015 after a 4 year construction period.
Registered Class 1 Microlight.
Total time 142 hours.

Hours will increase as I will continue flying this wonderful aircraft.

1 of 2 currently flying in New Zealand (52 flying worldwide mostly in USA).
This is the first one in the world that is powered with a Rotax 912UL engine.
The aircraft is designed to use the VW engine or derivatives of the VW. i.e. Great plains, Revmaster or similar.
The Rotax engine gives much better performance

This aircraft is an absolute delight to fly, nice and responsive. Yes it flies as good as it looks.
Based at Rangiora, I've flown this aircraft far and wide. With room for your sleeping bag and some changes of clothes it is a great cross country tourer, and is a great fun aircraft for cruising around the local patch.

Instruments are as pictuerd including the Garmin aera 500 GPS.
Icom Radio and Bendix mode C transponder. ( NO headset sorry)

24 ft Wingspan
18' 6” length
85 sq ft wing area
VNE 160 mph / 136 Knots.
Cruise @ 118 mph / 103 Knots
Stall 38 mph / 33 Knots
Climb rate @ 80 mph 1500 FPM
Landing touchdown is about 50 mph on 3 points.
Indivdual disc toe brakes for easy ground handling.
Weight 560lbs empty.
Max all up weight 850 lbs.
20 lbs luggage capacity behind seat

Powered with the 912 Rotax 80 HP 4 stroke engine, this is a real performer.
Fitted with a Kool ground adjustable propellor.
Uses 13.5 Litres per hour @ 100 Knot cruise.
45 litre fuel capacity, mainly using 91 octane Mogas.
( I plan on max 2.5 hrs allowing ¾ Hour reserve).

Has just had a new annual insection completed ( 2/10/2016 ).
Reason for selling. I have bought a 2 seat aircraft.
So Miss Judy needs to have a new owner who will enjoy flying her.
Can help with training for your rating to fly this wonderfull aircraft. Please click here to ask a question
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