Australian Aircraft Kits Bushman

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Australian Aircraft Kits Bushman
Role Ultralight aircraft
National origin Australia
Manufacturer Australian Aircraft Kits
Status In production

The Australian Aircraft Kits Bushman is an Australian ultralight aircraft, designed and produced by Australian Aircraft Kits. The aircraft is supplied as a kit for amateur construction.[1][2]

Design and development[edit]

Designed for STOL operations in the Australian outback and cattle mustering, the Bushman features a strut-braced high-wing, a two-seats-in-tandem enclosed cockpit, fixed conventional landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration.[1][2]

The aircraft is made from aluminium all-metal construction. Its 9 m (29.5 ft) span wing employs flaps and is supported by V-struts with jury struts. The standard engine is the 115 hp (86 kW) Rotax 914 four-stroke powerplant. The landing gear is of a trailing idler-link design. Tundra tires are usually fitted for off-airport operations.[1][2]

Specifications (Bushman)[edit]

Data from Bayerl[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one passenger
  • Wingspan: 9 m (29 ft 6 in)
  • Empty weight: 310 kg (683 lb)
  • Gross weight: 600 kg (1,323 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Rotax 914 four cylinder, liquid and air-cooled, turbocharged four stroke aircraft engine, 86 kW (115 hp)
  • Propellers: 3-bladed composite


  1. ^ a b c d Bayerl, Robby; Martin Berkemeier; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2011-12, page 93. WDLA UK, Lancaster UK, 2011. ISSN 1368-485X
  2. ^ a b c Tacke, Willi; Marino Boric; et al: World Directory of Light Aviation 2015-16, page 98. Flying Pages Europe SARL, 2015. ISSN 1368-485X

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