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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [IAC-L:1305] Re: Victa Airtourer


Thread: [IAC-L:1305] Re: Victa Airtourer

Message: [IAC-L:1305] Re: Victa Airtourer

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From: "Dave Pilkington" <dpilkington at>

Date: Thu, 09 Oct 1997 23:00:26 UTC


 > Dave,
>    Got to the web page and saw the pictures.  Looks like an
>    interesting a/c
> Rick

Yes, and it is a very nice aeroplane to fly with the 150 hp engine.
It has full span flaperons and only a 26 ft wing span so it has a 
decent roll rate. It has a central stick, between the seats, like a 
side stick controller, quite short - elbow on the arm rest and hand 
resting on the stick. Rudder pedals are adjustable with no toe 

I have a visitor from the USA going for a flight in it tomorrow so 
I'll ask him for his opinion of it.

The only criticism I would make is that it recovers from a spin too 
easily. It doesn't have a stable spin and quickly goes into a spiral 
dive so spins are limited to 1.5 to 2 turns. The bigger CT4 will do a 
nice flat spin using power and aileron upon entry and also needs 
aileron to recover from this spin mode.

The one at Civil is the last model built for the Singapore Air Force 
and the only Airtourer model certified to FAR 23. Note that only the 
Australian ones are Victa's - and the original engine was either a 
RR(built in the UK) Continental O-200 or a Lycoming O-235. 

A few have inverted oil systems with IO-320 or IO-360 engines but 
there is no inverted fuel system. That turboprop CT4 that I flew had 
a Christen inverted oil system too.

More info is available from the Airtourer Association:



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