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sethhope

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In similar fashion to Narfi, I'd like to use this as a general information and build log. Feel free to post suggestions, questions, information, or conversation.

Given the general lack of tangible information on the Bobcat available on the internet, I'd also like to use this thread as an online repository for all the bobcat information I can find.

So, to start off, I bought this bobcat with plans but no construction manual. The construction was mainly completed in the early 90s and mothballed. Since then, it has sustained some significant damage, and has seen some high humidity and in some places, water drips.

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pwood66889

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Good opportunity, Seth, to audit just what I do have: Letter from Bob; dated 3-22-1988. Virginia builder's list in that letter.
Photo and advertisement for SuperCat. Advertisement for original BobCat; this may show how it was supposed to go together!
Could .pdf and?
 

sethhope

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Good opportunity, Seth, to audit just what I do have: Letter from Bob; dated 3-22-1988. Virginia builder's list in that letter.
Photo and advertisement for SuperCat. Advertisement for original BobCat; this may show how it was supposed to go together!
Could .pdf and?
If you would PDF or photograph these and attach them here or email them to me, id be more than greatful. Im sure other bobcat builders would be as well.
 

sethhope

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Sounds like you hit the jack pot, Seth! My copies aren't all that hot, so I'll play backup.
Good to know there ARE backups! I'll be happy for any information I can drum up and document on this little aircraft. Such a shame most of it never made it to the internet age.
 

Efliernz

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
What a find!!! Hi guys!

I'm in New Zealand and have just purchased some unused plans and the construction manual for the Bobcat - arrived in the mail from Miami this morning.
I am viewing an old unfinished Supercat in a couple of weeks down-country with the idea of purchasing and restoring/finishing. Our weight/stall/cruise limits are similar to the Canadian Microlight rules so the SuperCat works well for us down here. I have no idea of the state of it yet, or what mod's the builder has made :(
All I've managed to find some of pics from the net but I've no info about the "Supercat" modifications or any newletters. I'd love to see any digital scans of these and help you with what info I've found.
I've just spoken to the seller - it's been lengthened a bit between the wing and tail with an extra bulkhead - another in NZ is also flying like this. It improved the pitching sensitivity and enables a heavier engine without making it too pitchy. Inspection on the 23rd....

Pete K in NZ
 
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