• For Sale
  • 1998
  • VH-TCS
  • 3228
  • Ripponlea, SA AUS

230000 $230,000 AUD

Nicholas Christie

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    • For Sale
    • 1998
    • VH-TCS
    • 3228
    • Ripponlea, SA AUS
  • +61466649868
  • General Specs (cont.)


    650 SNEW

    650 SMOH

    394 kg






    Additional Classifications

    Detailed Description

    With jaw-dropping performance, the Stoddard Hamilton Glasair III Super Turbo was introduced in 1990; designed to cruise at flight levels at speeds in excess of 270kts TAS!
    Co-engineered with NASA, VH-TCS was built as the fourth of its type by the Stoddard Hamilton factory in collaboration with Randy Douglas, renowned Glasair III professional builder located next to the original Stoddard Hamilton factory. This aircraft was built professionally by factory personnel to ensure every detail and option is properly installed.
    This aircraft (build#3228) is the only Turbo Glasair III currently in Australia and one of the very few ever built. This magnificent aircraft is offered for sale after having been thoroughly maintained and cared-for by just its second owner since arriving in Australia in 2008.
    This 1998 build kit has only 650 hours on both airframe & motor and is offered in excellent condition.
    VH-TCS is a pilot's aircraft, with aerobatic, cruise and vertical penetration statistics matching RAAF PC9, Spitfire and Mustang P51 legends. Cruise performance at 8,000' enables Moorabbin to Townsville in only 6 hours total flight time with 3.5 hours fuel endurance en-route.

    Avionics / Equipment

    Garmin G3X system - 10.6" touch display with synthetic vision
    Garmin G5 - Electronic Artificial Horizon
    Garmin GNS430 GPS
    Garmin GNX375 transponder with traffic
    Garmin GTR200 - VHF Com x 2 (dual)
    Garmin G3X Autopilot system
    Full electronic engine monitoring
    Electronic fuel monitoring
    Charts - (subscription required)
    4 USB Charge points fitted in cabin
    Second screen on co pilot side via IPAD Pro Blue tooth to aircraft systems (ipad and subscription required)
    Extras (please check for details / list subject to change):
    - Mountain High Oxygen - with either masks for Flight Levels above FL 160 and Canular for FL160 and below - up to 14 hours duration (1 person) 7 hours (2 pilot /pax)
    - Spare Bendix/King KI229 Radio Magnetic Indicator
    - Wing tips and lights
    - Portable ELB
    - Dynon D1 Pocket panel EFIS
    - Leather seats & cushions, gloves, life jackets
    - Headsets 
    - Books, manuals and full documentation


    Airframe: 650 hours total time (approx)
    Standard and extended wing tips included
    Electric elevator & aileron trim, electric slotted flaps
    Carbon-fibre strengthened tail

    Engines / Mods / Prop

    Lycoming Turbo IO-540 AA1B5 / 650 hours (300HP Turbo)
    Extensive bulkstrip completed (December 2019)
    Annual just completed August 2020
    IFR Instrument checks completed August 2020
    Prop Governor overhauled with engine bulk strip
    Prop: 100 hours TT, fitted 2015 (Hartzell 2-blade metal)
    Prop governor: Freshly overhauled (December 2019)

    Interior / Exterior

    8/10 inside
    8/10 outside (NIL accidents paint excellent)


    Performance / specifications (VH-TCS):
    Top speed (TAS, level flight @ sea level): 252kts
    Cruise: 242kts TAS at 8,000'/ 190kts IAS)
    Stall (Vso): 58kts (slotted flaps as fitted / wing extensions)
    Climb: 3000fpm (solo / 50% fuel) / 2400 fpm (Max Gross)
    Fuel consumption: 70 LPH (plan) @65% power
    Weight: 740kg BEW / 1134kg Max Gross / Baggage: 45kg
    G limits: +6/-4 (at 1000kg max) / +9/-6 Ultimate load