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N509RF, plans 509, kit 005, engine IO-540

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  • Bearhawk 4-Place N509RF, plans 509, kit 005, engine IO-540

    Here are some photos of Bearhawk N509RF, shamelessly re-posted from elsewhere on the forum.

    Last edited by Battson; 04-04-2018, 06:14 PM.

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    This was the demonstration aircraft for the Phoenix area, built by Jim Clevenger in Kissimmee, FL. One of the first kits assembled in 2004. I bought it in 2006 as suggested by my wife since we were having a difficult time visualizing the plans while we were building our kit which turned out to be 924PL. We flew it all over for several years and gave numerous demonstration flights to interested BH builders. The right shock strut collapsed during landing in May, 2012 due to internal and external corrosion in the airfoil shaped aluminum lower half. Rebuild finished in 2014 after engine sudden stoppage inspection, new prop and numerous mods. Sold to a famous Canadian in 2019. 509 had an aerobatic prop which I truly miss. The registration has changed and 509 doesn’t exhist.

    Scott Williamson