Glasair III Turbo
The only Glasair III Super Turbo in Australia!
With jaw-dropping performance, the Stoddard Hamilton Glasair III Turbo was introduced in 1990; designed to cruise at flight levels at speeds in excess of 270kts TAS!
Co-engineered with NASA, VH-TCS was built as the fourth of its type by the Stoddard Hamilton factory in collaboration with Randy Douglas, renowned Glasair III professional builder located next to the original Stoddard Hamilton factory. This aircraft was built professionally by factory personnel to ensure every detail and option is properly installed.
This aircraft (build#3228) is the only Turbo Glasair III currently in Australia and one of the very few ever built. This magnificent aircraft is offered for sale after having been thoroughly maintained and cared-for by just its second owner since arriving in Australia in 2008.
With slotted flaps and a Carbon-fibre strengthened tail, this 1998 build kit has only 600 hours on both airframe & motor and is offered in excellent condition.
The Glasair III is the ideal long distance fast personal aircraft. These aircraft are not only extremely strong but fly better than almost any experimental. They are renowned for their handling characteristics and performance.
VH-TCS is a pilot’s aircraft, with aerobatic, cruise and vertical penetration statistics matching RAAF PC9, Spitfire and Mustang P51 legends. Cruise performance at 8,000’ enables Moorabbin to Townsville in only 6 hours total flight time with 3.5 hours fuel endurance en-route.
Make: Stoddard Hamilton Glasair III Turbo
Airframe: 600 hours
Engine: Lycoming Turbo IO-540 / 600 hours
Prop: 80 hours TT, fitted 2015 (Hartzell 2-blade metal)
Maintenance: The Aviation Centre, Tyabb (Alan Schwartz)
Dual Bendix/King Nav-Com radios
Bendix King Transponder – Mode C
IFR – ADF RMI, VOR, ILS, HSI,
S-Tec 60 Autopilot referencing electric T&B providing full IFR redundancy to suction AI. Fitted with optional digital selector panel.
G-meter, suction, digital Volt/Amp, Fuel Qty
Digital Manifold Pressure, Tachometer, Oil T’s/P’s, CHT/EGT, Fuel
Electric Elevator & Aileron trim, electric flaps
Standard and extended wing tips included
Spare Bendix/King KI229 Radio Magnetic Indicator
Wing tips and lights
Dynon D1 Pocket panel EFIS
Leather seats & cushions, gloves, 3 x life jackets
Oxygen system & canister
Headsets x 3
Books, manuals and full documentation
Performance / specifications (VH-TCS):
Top speed (TAS, level flight @ sea level): 252kts
Cruise: 242kts TAS at 8,000’/ 190kts IAS)
Stall (Vso): 58kts (slotted flaps as fitted / wing extensions)
Climb: 3000fpm (solo / 50% fuel) / 2400 fpm (Max Gross)
Fuel consumption: 70 LPH (plan) @65% power
Weight: 740kg BEW / 1134kg Max Gross / Baggage: 45kg
G limits: +6/-4 (at 1000kg max) / +9/-6 Ultimate load
Notes: Buyers will appreciate that this aircraft is viewed by appointment only and demonstration flights can only be provided at the discretion of the owner, once negotiations have advanced.
Offers on VH-TCS will be considered. Buyers must obviously satisfy their own insurance company requirements on the aircraft prior to purchase and details can be provided as required.
Contact Nicholas Christie at Sport Aircraft Sales on 0466649868 for a confidential discussion, or email email@example.com.