1953 DHC-2 MK-1 "THE BULL", TT 13,377.1, SMOH: PZL-3S, 600 HP (piston), 509.9 SMOH, 1000 TBO, 7 cylinders., SPOH: Pezetel, US-132000A, 68.3 SOH,(16/02/2010) 2000 TBO, 4-BLADE 1 VHF King KY96A, Straight Wipline 6100 new in 1996 with a big compartment in each float (EXTRA), CANADIAN BEAVER. "THE FASTEST PISTON BEAVER IN THE WORLD!!", PREVIOUSLY PART 135 AND U.SREGISTERED "TRADE down the Bull to Cessna amphib"
Avionics / Equipment
1 VHF King KY 96A
1 HF Codan 2000
transponder King KT76A mode C, new 2004.
Intercom Flightcom 403
GPS Garmin 150
ADF King KT96
ELT Narco 10
Straight Wipline 6100 new in 1996 with a big compartment in each float (EXTRA)
Wheels: 35 inches tundra tires
Kenmore seaplane finlets
Ventral fin (part of PZL engine installation
Pilot and co-pilot Recaro Automotive racing seats.
Kenmore seat belts and shoulder harnesses.
Wipaire Skylight windows. 2 Rosen sun visors.
Kenmore domed windows in cabin doors.
Kenmore enlarged (aft cabin) side windows.
Enlarged baggage door.
Extended baggage compartment. 56 inches deep.
145 MPH on wheels or floats @ 75% power and 40 GPH
INT: BROWN & BEIGE 8/10. Year done : 1986 (6 seats done in 2007)
EXT: BROWN ORANGE AND BEIGE 8/10
New and overhauled instruments were installed in 1986.
All wiring were replaced with Teflon coated aircraft wire.
New Cessna switches and breakers were installed in 1986.
Electronic fuel flow connected to GPS. (2006)
Wipaire electric driven flaps pump system.
Wipaire electric fuel and primer pumps with Wobble pump remaining operative
Wipaire water-rudder retract handle.
Wing tip tanks. Flush doors latches, Citabria type, with lock
All AD's done up to date. Bird cage NDT due in 2015. Door post NDT due in 2019
Gross weight: 5370 LBS. Damage history : none to my knowledge.
1- Fuel flow is 10-15% lower than a regular Beaver. 18 GPH at 110-115 MPH.
2- Reliability is as good as or better than a regular Beaver. I have maintenance bills to prove this.
3- Parts are not difficult to find. I have all the parts for the next prop overhaul in 9 years.
4- Parts are less expensive than a regular Beaver. New propeller= $4 000. New engine= $10 000.
5- Labor is equal or less man hours than a regular Beaver. More space to work between 2 cylinders
Empty on floats= 4027 lbs.
Empty on tundra tires= 3674 lbs.
"THE FASTEST PISTON BEAVER IN THE WORLD!!"
"TRADE down the Bull to Cessna amphib"