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Club Aeronautique Delisle Cadi

 

The prototype Cadi was designed by Jean Potbin of Lac St. Jean, Quebec, as a trainer and bushplane. It was intended to be powered by a Rotax 912 of 80 hp.
Potbin began selling kits in 1994 and delivered more than 50 before the program was taken over by Sean Gilmore. Gilmore had built a Cadi and had flown it for a year but was not satisfied with its construction and handling, so he tore it apart and started over. After the third version he turned to an engineer at Canadair to improve the design.
The Cadi was re-engineered to include a stiffened cabin and higher-stressed wings, as well as being convertible from wheels to floats or skies within 2 hours. The new design features a kickout windshield and was renamed BushCaddy.

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BushCaddy


The Bush Caddy was developed as a bush plane and performs equally well on wheels, skis or floats. The 44 to 47 inch cabin, doors that swing upwards under the wing and side by side deluxe adjustable seating  afford even a 6 foot plus pilot easy access and a comfortable ride.


The full span windshield, door wide windows and low instrument panel provide excellent visibility. Pilot controlled heating and ventilation  allow for all weather comfort anytime of year. The Bush Caddy satisfies all the needs of the dedicated bush pilot. Low landing speeds combined with superior control and stability makes access to places that bush pilots dream of a reality. With more than a 4 hour fuel range the Bush Caddy is an excellent cross country aircraft. This is truly an aircraft capable of flying anywhere, anytime of year.


Flexibility is the principal characteristic of the versatile Bush Caddy kit. Models can be customized to suit all needs. The R80 ultra-light version can be entirely factory assembled, painted and custom equipped. The Voyageur model transforms from a taildragger to a trike in hours.


Designed as a rugged Canadian bush plane, the BUSH CADDY features:
Modern aerodynamics and superb engineering result in super STOL performance.
Solid rivet cabin construction pre-jigged and pre-punched.
All-metal airframe - easy to assemble, economical, tough and durable
Major components, pre-jigged and pre-drilled.
Wide comfortable cabin - from 44 "on the R-80 to 47" on the L-164  
Many options to choose from - cargo doors, sky lights, interior finishes and more
Big payload - the BushCaddy will lift its own empty weight in payload
Wheels, skis and floats available
Engine options from 80 hp on the R-80 to 250 hp on the L-164
20 to 60 plus gallon fuel capacity
Super STOL performance - take off run as short as 75 feet.          
Exceptional rate of climb to get you out of tight spots.
Customization for special needs available
Builder assistance available.        

The wing is fitted with two spars, both with bent-up C sections made from 6061-T6 sheet aluminium. The forward spad is 5.9 inches high and located 5.5 inches aft of the leading edge; the rear spar is 37.5 inches farther aft, with a 4.7 inch height. Each wing half has 11 stamped 6061-T6 ribs. Ailerons each span 6 feet and have a 17 inch chord with a C-shape leading edge spar. They are aluminium skinned and are cable and pushrod activated.


Optional flaps are of similar construction. The wings are braced by 3 inch wide extruded aluminium struts. Twelve US gallon fuel tanks, with aluminium tops, are installed in each wing root. The fuselage is made in three sections – nose, main, and tail – and is of box construction, with a four-corner, 4 inch radius structure. It has seven 0.016 gauge 6061-T6 stamped bulkheads with U-shape stringers on the sides, top and bottom. Two three-sided box frames, built of 0.050 gauge, 0.125 inch angles, are placed in the aft fuselage to support the tail. The cabin area employs a 6061-T6 L extrusion internal structure, with a 0.040 gauge belly pan and 0.032 gauge lower side skins.
Internal cabin width and height are both 44 inch. The side-by-side seats are adjustable and easily removed. Swing-up doors provide access to the cabin. The standard baggage area, aft of the seats, holds 15 cu.ft/75 lb.


Tailspan is 8 ft 7 in, and all surfaces contain tapered C-shape frames and ribs, also made from 6061 sheet metal. The stabiliser’s forward spar is positioned 7 inches aft of the leading edge. The rear spar is at the trailing edge. The rudder is 4 ft 2 in high, has a 15 in chord, and contains six ribs. The rudder is controlled by cable and the elevator by pushrod. Skins are primarily 0.016 gauge. Solid rivets are used in the internal structure and to attach the skins in the cabin area, and Avex blind rivets are used elsewhere in the fuselage, the wings and the empennage. The main landing gear is a Cub type, with bungee-cord shocks. Cleveland wheels and brakes are fitted with Matco master cylinders. Tires are 6.00x6 McCreary. The tailwheel is a castering/steerable design incorporating an O-ring sealed dust cap and a 4.5 in wheel. Maingear tread is 7 fee, and the wheelbase is 14 ft 7 in.

The R-80 model can be built as an experimental (amateur built) aircraft, or as a Canadian Advanced Ultralight Aeroplane, (AULA) built to the LAMAC Design Standards 10141.  Powered by a Rotax or Jabiru engines, with a roomy cabin, CNC pre-jigged and constructed with aluminum angle and solid rivets.  Side by side seating on fully adjustable removable seats are standard.  A large baggage compartment, low stall speed and easy handling makes this model the perfect training aircraft.
The R-80 is either factory built (AULA Canada only) or in kit form. And to make it flexible, you can order the kit in sub-kits, starting with the fuselage first, then the cabin and lastly the wings.


The BushCaddy R80 kit has been evaluated and determined to meet the 51% rule.

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BushCaddy R80


The R-80 AULA Deluxe model taildragger with a Rotax engine sold for $89,500CAD in 2008.


The BushCaddy Sport AULA Taildragger/Trike convertible model with the Rotax 912S, 100 hp or Jabiru 3300, 120 hp sold for $92,900 CAD in 2008 completed. The R80 kit, less engine, engine mount, instruments, wheels, brake, and interior finish, but including cowling, fibreglass nose bowl and float mounts, sold for US$12,621  in 2001.
Rotax Model 100 hp or Jabiru 120 hp engine.

The L120 is the 1500 lbs. version of the R80, but beefed up to allow for a larger range of engine choices including the Continental 0-200 or Lycoming 0-235.  It is a two place side by side with standard center stick.  Available on wheels (trike or taildragger) skis and floats.  It is shown here on Full Lotus 1650 floats, amphibious metal floats and wheels.  The same rugged solid construction that is standard on all the BushCaddy models is designed into the R120.  This is an excellent all-season, all-terrain hard working little bush plane.  It side slips so well, and is off the ground in such a short distance that flaps are not necessary.  They are however available as options if you wish them . NOTE: The R120 has now been approved by engineering for a gross weight of 1700 lbs.


The L120 choice of engines includes:
Rotax 912 - 912S – 914
Continental 65 - 85 - 90 - 100 hp
PZL Franklin 120 hp
Subaru conversion (weight max. 220 lb.)
Jabiru 120 hp


The L120 kit, less engine, engine mount, instruments, wheels, brake, and interior finish, but including cowling, fibreglass nose bowl and float mounts, sold for US$13,027 in 2001.

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BushCaddy L120


The L160 is a two seater with room for a child's seat in the back.  This model evolved from the R120 and was designed for pilots requiring a float plane with optimum fuel economy and payload.  At 2200 gross you have a generous 1100 lbs of payload.  Center stick, great visibility and a large roomy cabin are additional features. The two front seats are adjustable and removable.  This is the perfect mid-size bush plane for hunting and fishing trips.

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BushCaddy L160

 

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BushCaddy L160


The L160 kit, less engine, engine mount, instruments, wheels, brake, and interior finish, but including cowling, fibreglass nose bowl and float mounts, sold for US$15,526 in 2001.

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BushCaddy L164


The four place L164 is powered by a Lycoming IO-350 of 180 hp. All BushCaddy kits and components, including fuel tanks, are made of aircraft grade aluminium.
The BushCady L164 four seater, at 2500 gross, this model will accommodate 1200 lbs plus of payload.  Featuring two large main doors with optional hinged windows, four fully adjustable and removable seats with hinged backs to allow for easy entry into the back, and featuring our unique "caddy storage" compartments under the cushions. A generous cabin and cargo bay with standard cargo door.  Your kit comes complete with wheels, brakes, engine cowling, nose bowl - all you add is paint, engine and instruments.  Flight testing the L164 has resulted in better than expected STOL and climb performance.  A cargo version "C" model of this aircraft is also available for those who want a total utility aircraft.

The fast build kit includes Cabin, doors and seats pre-jigged, pre-drilled and  pre-assembled; fuselage fully built and riveted closed;  vertical, horizontal stabilizers, rudder and elevators all  pre-built,  skins pre-punched and ready to rivet; wings fully built, and  jigged for washout,  pre-punched with top of wing riveted closed, bottom of wings tacked riveted for inspection.


The convertible-gear Voyager, with its taildragger-to-trike option, was available in two models and allows owners to switch gear in a few hours. Float fittings are also included in the Voyager option.

 

Club Aeronautique Delisle Cadi
Engine: Rotax 912, 80 hp
Wing span: 9.75 m
Wing area: 16 sq.m
MAUW: 544 kg
Empty weight: 274 kg
Fuel capacity: 90 lt
Max speed: 160 kph
Cruise speed: 142 kph
Minimum speed: 50 kph
Climb rate: 4.5 m/s
Seats: 2
Fuel consumption: 12 lt/hr
Price (1998): Can$50,000
Kit price (1998): Can$15,000

 

R80
Engine: Rotax 912 – 80 h.p.
Undercarriage: wheels
Length: 22 ft. 1in.
Height: 6 ft
Wing span: 32 feet
Wing area: 168 sq. ft.
Ceiling: 10,000 ft.
Max weight: 1232 lbs
Empty weight: 680 lbs.
Useful load: 552 lbs.
Cruise 75%: 95 mph
Vne: 130 mph
Va: 68 mph
Stall power off: 32 mph
Take off: 266 ft. asphalt, 282 ft grass, 305 ft. softfield
Rate of climb: 850 f.p.m.

R80

Engine: Rotax 912 – 80 h.p.
Undercarriage: floats
Length: 22 ft. 1in.
Height: 6 ft 10 in
Wing span: 32 feet
Wing area: 168 sq. ft.
Ceiling: 10,000 ft.
Max weight: 1232 lbs
Empty weight: 835 lbs
Useful load: 397 lbs
Cruise 75%: 87 mph
Vne: 130 mph
Va: 76 mph
Stall power off: 38 mph
Take off: 15 secs
Rate of climb: 600 f.p.m.

R80
Engine: Rotax 912S 100 h.p.
Undercarriage: wheels
Length: 22 ft. 1in.
Height: 6 ft
Wing span: 32 feet
Wing area: 168 sq. ft.
Ceiling: 12,000 ft.
Max weight: 1232 lbs
Empty weight: 680 lbs
Useful load: 552 lbs
Cruise 75%: 100 mph
Vne: 130 mph
Va: 68 mph
Stall power off: 32 mph
Take off: 200 ft asph.
Rate of climb: 930 f.p.m

R80
Engine: Rotax 912S 100 h.p.
Undercarriage: floats
Length: 22 ft. 1in.
Height: 6 ft. 10 in
Wing span: 32 feet
Wing area: 168 sq. ft.
Ceiling: 12,000 ft.
Max weight: 1232 lbs
Empty weight: 835 lbs
Useful load: 397 lbs
Cruise 75%: 91 mph
Vne: 130 mph
Va: 76 mph
Stall power off: 38 mph
Take off: 15 secs
Rate of climb: 750 f.p.m.

R80
Engine: Rotax 914, 115 h.p.
Undercarriage: wheels
Length: 22ft.1in.
Height: 6 ft
Wing span: 32 feet
Wing area: 168. sq. ft
Ceiling: 12,000 ft.
Max weight: 1232 lbs`
Empty weight: 680 lbs.
Useful load: 552 lbs.
Cruise 75%: 105 mph
Vne: 130 mph
Va: 68 mph
Stall power off: 34 mph
Take off: 200 ft. asph.
Rate of climb: 1000 fpm

R80
Engine: Rotax 914, 115 h.p.
Undercarrige: floats
Length: 22ft.1in.
Height: 6 ft. 10 in.
Wing span: 32 feet
Wing area: 168. sq. ft
Ceiling: 12,000 ft.
Max weight: 1232 lbs`
Empty weight: 835 lbs
Useful load: 397 lbs
Cruise 75%: 100 mph
Vne: 130 mph
Va: 80 mph
Stall power off: 40 mph
Take off: 15 secs
Rate of climb: 800 f.p.m.

R80
Engine: Jabiru 3300
Undercarriage: wheels
Length: 22 ft. 1in.
Height: 6 ft
Wing span: 32 feet
Wing area: 168 sq. ft.
Ceiling: 10,000 ft.
Max weight: 1232 lbs
Empty weight: 694 lbs
Useful load: 538 lbs
Cruise 75%: 115 mph
Vne: 130 mph
Va: 68 mph
Stall power off: 34 mph
Take off: 200 ft asph.
Rate of climb: 1000 f.p.m.

R80
Engine: Jabiru 3300
Undercarriage: floats
Length: 22 ft. 1in.
Height: 6 ft 10 in.
Wing span: 32 feet
Wing area: 168 sq. ft.
Ceiling: 10,000 ft.
Max weight: 1232 lbs
Empty weight: 848 lbs
Useful load: 384 lbs
Cruise 75%: 100 mph
Vne: 130 mph
Va: 84 mph
Stall power off: 34 mph
Take off: 15 secs.
Rate of climb: 850 f.p.m.

L120
Engine: Rotax 912S, 100 hp
Hp range: 65-130
Wing span: 34 feet
Wing chord: 63 inches
Wing area: 168 sq. ft
Wing loading: 8.9 lb. per sq. ft
Length: 22 ft. 1 in.
Cabin width: 44 in.
Cabin height: 46 in.
Fuel capacity: 20 or 34 imp. gallons
Empty weight: 823 lb.
Maximum gross take off weight: 1500 lb. - (1700 lbs on approval from CLASS)
Useful load: 677 lb.
Fuel consumption: 4 imp. gal per hour
G loading: +5.7 / -3.8
Maximum speed (v.n.e.): 130 m.p.h.
Cruising speed at 75% power: 110 m.p.h.
Cruising speed 60% power: 90 m.p.h.
Power off stall: 34 m.p.h.
Flap extended stall speed: 32 m.p.h.
Rate of climb 1500 lbs: 800 f.p.m.
Service ceiling: 16,000 feet
Take off 1500 lbs: 200 feet
Take off (floats): 15 to 30 sec. (1500 lb.)

L160
Engine: Lycoming 0-320, 160 hp
Wing span: 36 feet
Wing chord: 63 inches
Wing loading: 11.6 lb. per sq. ft
Length: 23 ft. 10 in.
Cabin width: 44 in.
Cabin height: 46 in.
Fuel capacity: 38 imp. Gallons
Empty weight: 1098 lb.
Maximum gross take off weight: 2200 lb.
Useful load: 1102 lb.
Fuel consumption: 7 imp. gal per hour
'G' loading: +5.3 / -3.2
Maximum speed (vne): 150 m.p.h.
Cruising speed at 75% power: 115 m.p.h.
Cruising speed 60% power: 105 m.p.h.
Power off stall: 42 m.p.h.
Flap extended stall speed: 37 m.p.h.
Rate of climb (full load): 850 f.p.m.
Rate of climb (1200lb): 1300 f.p.m.
Service ceiling: 13,000 feet
Take off (2200 lb): 360 feet
Take off (1600 lb): 250 feet
Take off (floats): 15 to 30 sec. (1500 lb)

L164
Engine: Lycoming I0-360 L2A, 180 hp  
Propeller: Sensenich 76EM8
Hp range: 160 to 250
Length: 25.5 feet
Wing Span: 36 feet
Cabin Width: 47 inches
Cabin Height: 52.5 inches
Wing Chord: 63 inch
Gross weight: 2500 lbs.
Empty weight: 1350 to 1450 lbs
Useful load: 1050 to 1150 lbs
Fuel Capacity:  60 US gallons
Rate of climb: 1200 fpm
Take off run: 200 ft. at gross
Stall: 38 mph  
Max.Cont Airspeed Vh: 135 mph IAS/128.5 mph CAS
Cruise Speed: 115 mph IAS
G Loading: +5.3 / -3.2 limit, +3.8 / -1.9 normal category
Seats: 4

L164
Engine: Franklin 220 hp
Undercarriage: floats
Propeller: Constant speed
Average Take off run: 15 to 20 seconds

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