Are you looking for a well-performing homebuilt airplane you can assemble in your garage? According the the manufacturer, Bearhawk Aircraft offers the finest, most capable two and four place kit utility planes to the homebuilt aircraft community, at prices that make our products the best value among kit planes. "Since we sold our first kit in 2001, many happy customers have experienced the thrill of the first flight in a real aircraft, built by their own hands. Today, there are over 100 Bearhawks flying worldwide", the company states.
This airplane is unequaled in performance among experimental four-place designs. The short field/STOL ability, extremely gentle slow flight characteristics and surprisingly fast cruise speed leave the Bearhawk flying far above the competition in terms of performance. It carries big loads, with easy access to the large double-door cargo area, making it the pilot's choice for hunting, fishing, back country expeditions, or land in the pastures of their cattle ranch.
Interestingly, the cockpit dimensions are slightly larger than the much loved Cessna 172 - and include a large cargo area, which has its own huge cargo door for access.
Bearhawk's useful load (depending on engine and builder finish out) ranges from 1100-1500 lbs. The 50 gallon main fuel tanks can be filled - and four full sized adults carried with room left over for 250 lbs of baggage or cargo. Which comparable plane design can do that?