LOCAMP SPORT KIT AIRCRAFT

Our most popular kit aircraft is the low-wing LoCamp model, a state of the art aircraft now in production.

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Excellence In Sport Aircraft Production

The LoCamp sport kit aircraft might look vintage, but under the skin it is a thoroughly modern, state-of the-art flying machine. All kit parts are CAD-designed and produced by CNC/laser cutting equipment to exacting tolerances and perfect finish. A review of the LoCamp specifications will bear this out. The LoCamp is offered as a completed, fly-away aircraft, sporting either the the 110-h.p. Rotec R2800 7-cylinder radial engine or the 150-h.p. 9-cylinder Rotec R3600. Prices to be negotiated with prospective buyers depending on features and instruments to be included. Other engine options can be prototyped and installed at the request of the purchaser, including, for example, one of the Verner radials or the venerable Lycoming O-320 150-h.p. or Continental O-200 100-h.p. 4-cylinder horizontal opposed engines. (1)

The LoCamp remains available as an Experimental Amateur-built kit but our company focus has turned to building completed aircraft.

Either way, the LoCamp can be certificated at a Sport Pilot-eligible gross weight of 1,320 lbs., or as much as 1,500 lbs, if Sport Pilot eligibility is not a concern.

The looks, quality and value of our aircraft all contribute to your ultimate flying pleasure.

(1) The new program depends upon the outcome of the FAA regulations revisions project now underway which is expected to permit professional construction of experimental amateur-built aircraft.

LoCamp In Action

LoCamp -DATA SHEET

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Two seat, low wing, single engine in tractor configuration.

 

DESIGN FEATURES
The untwisted, cantilever main wing features a rectangular planform with rounded tips, 3° dihedral from fuselage centerline and classical NACA4416 wing section at full span. The empennage features flat horizontal and vertical tail surfaces.

 

FLIGHT CONTROLS

Push-pull rods for ailerons and elevator, 3/32" steel cables for rudder control. The aircraft is trimmed by the electrically actuated stabilizer. The wing flaps are electrically actuated as well.

 

STRUCTURE
The wing structure features a classical twin aluminum spar; the spars, the molded wing ribs and flap/aileron components are made from sheets of Al 6082-T6 or 6061-T6. All aluminum parts are CNC produced (laser or router). LH and RH wings are mated to the fuselage through a center spar. All the wing, flaps and ailerons are covered by fabric, riveted to the ribs. The fuselage structure features a TIG welded chromium molybdenum steel truss with integral wing fittings, vertical stabilizer, plywood frames and fabric covering. All the steel tubes are internally protected by a MIL-SPEC anti-corrosion treatment that leaves a waxy protective layer over the surface.


LANDING GEAR
Conventional tailwheel type; fixed main gear on steel struts with rubber shock absorber, hydraulic Matco disc brakes and 6.00x6 Matco wheels. The steerable tailwheel is is full-swiveling after exceeding a specified degree of turn.


ACCOMMODATION
Tandem configuration with individual open cockpits (pilot in the rear seat); central stick controls, rudder pedals and throttles for both seats. Two luggage compartments, both with 44 lbs (20 kg.) capacity, one in the front and one in the rear.


SYSTEMS
The 12-volt electrical system is powered by one engine-driven alternator and provides power for the flaps, trim, aux fuel pump and radio rack. The fuel is kept in either a fuselage tank aft of the rear pilot seat, or in integral wing tanks. Capacity is approximately 23 US gallons.  (Both of these systems are still being prototyped as of September, 2018.)

 

POWERPLANT
The airframe can be equipped with different engines of the builder's choice.  At this time we provide the firewall forward kit for the 7-cylinder Rotec R2800 radial engine (rated power 110 HP) and the 9-cylinder Rotec R3600 (rated power 150 HP) radial engine. The engine drives a 2 blade wooden propeller. Many other engines installations would be good fits to the LoCamp as well, including the Verner radial, Continental O-200, Lycoming O-320 and many others.  We will work with customers to fit the engine of their choice.

Kit Description

THE KIT COMES COMPLETE FROM FIREWALL TO TAIL:

  • Fuselage, Tail, Landing Gear: steel structure completely finished and TIG welded; no additional welding necessary;
  • Spar caps completely pre-drilled and ready for assembly;
  • Pre drilled aluminum wing ribs;
  • 6.00x6 Matco wheels and hydraulic brakes;
  • Covering material (Dacron) and finishing tapes;
  • Stainless Steel Firewall;
  • Aluminum Fuel Tank(s) with fuel level indicator;
  • Pre-cut steel/aluminum tangs, brackets;
  • Machined parts ready for assembly;
  • Polycarbonate Windscreen;
  • Ready to install hand made Italian leather finishing;
  • Fiberglass Head Rest;
  • Complete AN hardware;
  • Electric flap/trim actuator;
  • 2 Seats with 4-point Harness;


FIREWALL FWD. KIT (LESS ENGINE):

  • Engine Mount, TIG welded
  • Cowling;
  • Propeller (Wooden or Composite-covered wood core, depending on engine selection);
  • Complete Fuel System, including Gascolator and electric Fuel Pump;
  • Oil System (Rotec engine);
  • Oil Tank (Rotec engines);
  • Complete Hardware kit;

OPTIONS

  • Classic style Engine Instruments Set;
  • Passenger Brake system

Dimensions | Weights | Performance

EXTERNAL DIMENSIONS

Wing span 29’10’’ ft 9,10 m
Wing gross area 145.3 sq/ft 13.5 m²
Wheel track 5’6’’ ft 1,68 m
Propeller diameter 72’’ (R2800) 1,829 m
  

WEIGHTS AND LOADINGS

Empty weight (Rotec R2800) 911 lbs 370 kg
Useful load 589 lbs 229 kg
Max T-O weight 1,500 lbs 599 kg
  
PERFORMANCE
(ROTEC R2800 110 HP ENGINE)

Mph

Kts

Km/h

Never-exceed speed (VNE)

132

115

213

Max level speed @ S/L

121

105

195

Maneuvering speed (VA)

90

78

145

Max cruising speed @ S/L (75%)

106

92

171

Stalling speed clean @ S/L (Vs1)

45

39

72

Stalling speed full flaps @ S/L (Vs0)

41

36

67

Max rate of climb @ S/L, MTOP

800 ft/min

4 m/s

 
Maximum ceiling (without oxygen)

12,000 ft

3,658 m

 
T-O distance @ S/L

400 ft

250 m

 
Landing distance @ S/L

656 ft

200 m

 
Max range (with 30 min reserve)

360 nmi

 

 
g limits

+4.0/-2.0

+4.0/-2.0

CONTACT US

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Golden Age Aeroworks LLC

TRI-County Regional Airport (LNR)

Lone Rock, WI.

1-608-604-6515

eleineweber@goldenageaeroworks.com