SEQSAC members are a very diverse group of flyers, with a variety of aircraft. Here we feature just a few.
Flew my RV-8 for the first time today, just before the weather set in. Everything went smoothly, a few small glitches, such as the elevator trim decided to stop working as soon as I got airborne. Everything else worked perfectly, airplane is very smooth and very fast, and the engine temperatures which tend to be a problem with new airplanes, were absolutely perfect even though I was using a high power setting. Only 39.5 hours to go.
Amateur built from plans of Carl Heinz in 1987
Amateur built RV6 completed 2006 after about an 8-year time. It received the Clive Canning "Best All Metal" award at the annual SAAA convention in 2006
This Cessna 195A (Serial 7509) was manufactured in the US in 1950 and registered in Australia in March 1993. The aircraft has a Jacobs 7 cylinder engine and cruises at about 130 knots.
The aircraft was originally marketed by Cessna as an "Executive Business Liner" and when imported was mostly polished aluminium with a decorated Varga girl as nose art. In about 1998 its original avionics, lockable tailwheel and other bits and pieces were installed. The aircraft is a joy to fly, always attracts attention and really takes one back to what post war civil flying was about.
Interestingly, I still have all the documentation since 1950 (even original test flight notes and first ferry flight to the new owner in California).
Below are many of the aircraft which reside at Kilcoy Airfield