Reason for selling… too many airplanes and I’ve decided to keep the Christen Eagle. I’d love to keep both, but two planes is getting tough on an old man.
I built my Rocket for IFR cross country with the thoughts in mind that I would be using it for that kind of mission, as well as a bit of light acro. However I find that 99% of the flying I do is for local sightseeing, giving rides, and a few loops and rolls from time to time. I got part way through my IFR training and realized I would probably never use it. My wife’s interest in flying is ranges from none to never. So I am seriously thinking of selling this airplane and getting something more suited to the kind of flying I do. Long shot – would be interested to use this as a trade-in on an Xtreme Decathlon.
Here are a couple pictures:
Here are the details:
F1 EVO ROCKET (tapered wings)
Tip Over canopy
Located in Salmon Arm, BC
Asking Price: $ 160,000 USD
IFR equipped, not certified
Total Time (hrs) on airframe: 137 (growing weekly)
First flight date: May 31, 2014
I am the original builder
Empty Weight (lbs):1389
Gross Weight (lbs): 2100
Painted September 2014
Lycoming IO-540, 260 HP
Half Raven oil separator
SD-8 redundant Alternator
Balanced injectors – can run very lean of peak
Plenum – no cooling problems
Oil Cooler door
Dual heat muffs with cool air mixer in the cabin
Engine was a 150 hour Mattituck build when I got it, was disassembled/inspected by Aerosport due to a prop strike at that time. Cylinders were bored .010 and new pistons and rings were installed along with bearings etc. as is normal for this kind of work.
Engine suffered another prop strike 75 hours later (62 hours ago, June 2015) and was again disassembled/inspected and reassembled with new bearings etc. For details on this incident see http://www.vansairforce.com/communit…d.php?t=126587
Prop is a Constant Speed Hartzell with 62 hours since new
Electric Flaps and Elevator Trim
Aileron Trim has been removed but could be reinstalled
Aeroled Pulsar nav/strobe light
Aeroled Landing and Taxi lights
New tires (will be installed during annual – December 2016)
Garmin G3x Touch, 10.6” , c/w engine monitor, autopilot, GMC 307 control panel, TOGA switch
GRT Mini EFIS, c/w remote Magnetometer, Moving Map, OAT probe, Internal backup battery
Garmin GNS 430W GPS/Nav/Com (connected to Garmin G3X)
Garmin SL30 Nav/Com (connected to GRT Mini)
Garmin GTX 330 Transponder (connected to Garmin G3X)
PS Engineering 8000B Audio Panel
Vertical Power VP-200, c/w backup switches for EFIS/AP, GNS430, and Boost Pump
Vertical Compass Card
AFS Sport Angle of Attack
Taxi Camera displays on Garmin EFIS
Velo front seat (have original as well, easy to change)
Removable rear stick
Andair fuel valve
Very stout roll bar
ACK E-04 ELT (406)
Real World Cruise Figures
– 197 kts TAS at 2300 rpm while burning 11.8 gph. Measured at 8000’ PA with a temp of 32* F, solo, half tanks. Airspeed test results (3 leg runs) show airspeed error of .2 knots per hour.
Comes with a spare bronze tinted canopy, speed slope windshield, and most of the hardware for a slider.
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