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    Sounds about right -- how do you like them?

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    Really good they really hold the plane up good in fluffy snow they came with a wheel penetrating tail ski but I just put a straight ski on that I had

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don D View Post
    Built, owned and flew a 200hp Bushmaster for several years. Loved that plane. Would haul anything you could get in it or on it. Great short rough field plane. Would take it where I wouldn't take a 180. Earley light 180 is the best ever all around.
    Why was the 180 better than the bushmaster?

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    My Bushmaster when it was newly modified in 2017.

    It has an 0-320 putting out around 180 hp with high compression pistons, port and polished, electronic ignition and Sutton exhaust. The prop is 82-41. Empty Weight is 1180 lbs. Cruises at 2450 rpm 105 mph and stall (with new Sullivan tips) at 30 mph. Useful load is 920 lbs. My plane has left pilot door, sticks and 48 gallon tanks but, that's not required for the Bushmaster.

    Advantages of Bushmaster compared to a 180. Lower stall, cheaper to maintain, lighter controls, easier to repair or modify, more rugged landing gear for off airport landings.

    Disadvantages compared to a 180. Lower cruise speed, tighter cockpit, more difficult entry for pilot, no constant speed prop.
    Last edited by Stephen; 01-11-2019 at 10:43 AM.
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    Stephan,

    Looks good! What electronic ignition do you use and are you running dual electronic? Are you running Ly-Con ported/polished cylinders?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen View Post
    IMG_20170626_204633~2.jpg

    My Bushmaster when it was newly modified in 2017.

    It has an 0-320 putting out around 180 hp with high compression pistons, port and polished, electronic ignition and Sutton exhaust. The prop is 82-41. Empty Weight is 1180 lbs. Cruises at 2450 rpm 105 mph and stall (with new Sullivan tips) at 30 mph. Useful load is 920 lbs. My plane has left pilot door, sticks and 48 gallon tanks but, that's not required for the Bushmaster.

    Advantages of Bushmaster compared to a 180. Lower stall, cheaper to maintain, lighter controls, easier to repair or modify, more rugged landing gear for off airport landings.

    Disadvantages compared to a 180. Lower cruise speed, tighter cockpit, more difficult entry for pilot, no constant speed prop.
    Awsome! Now if you can just get a cub belly-pod approved!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cook11 View Post
    Stephan,

    Looks good! What electronic ignition do you use and are you running dual electronic? Are you running Ly-Con ported/polished cylinders?
    Yes, Ly-Con did the cylinder work. I have single electronic Electro-air ignition on the right side. And, Slick mag on the left.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scotthayd View Post
    Awsome! Now if you can just get a cub belly-pod approved!
    I usually leave my rear seats out and that works.
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    Loved my Bushmaster. If I could afford it, I would love a nice 180 a little more. 180 hauls a good load, flies pretty slow, flies pretty fast and looks pretty cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don D View Post
    Loved my Bushmaster. If I could afford it, I would love a nice 180 a little more. 180 hauls a good load, flies pretty slow, flies pretty fast and looks pretty cool.
    "...pretty cool."

    Maybe, but not as cool looking as a 170, that's if one likes aluminum airplanes.
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