Questair Venture / Sprint
Designed by Jim Griswold, the prototype had only 50 hours on it when it arrived at Oshkosh 1988. Griswold’s company, Questair, was tooled up and nearly through the flight test program. The structural and flight test programs were the same as the FAA specified for factory certified planes.
The Venture uses stretched form fuselage skins that come as part of the kit ($49,950 1988). The cockpit was designed to be wider than a twin engined Beechcraft Baron.
The all-metal, roomy, fast, kit-built NuVenture (formally Questair Venture) was the winner and fastest plane at the Aircraft Spruce-sponsored 1998 Sun ’n Fun Sun100 race with an average speed of 303 mph.
The NuVenture flies on a Cont. I0-550-G with empty weight of 1240 lbs. The fuel tank holds 56 gallons. Vso is 61 KIAS. Range 12,000’ is 1,000Nm, VFR w/reserves or a cruise of 240 KTAS of 138 lb/h of fuel.
The Spirit derivative has fixed undercarriage.