Bearhawk designer Bob Barrows has done it again. With the success of his popular 4-place Bearhawk and the sporty 2-place Bearhawk Patrol behind him, Barrows turned his attention to his next creation, the Bearhawk LSA. Barrows unveiled his new LSA at Airventure (Oshkosh) last July and the response was overwhelming and plans sales are going well.
Even though the new Bearhawk LSA looks similar to the Bearhawk Patrol (2-place with a roomy cockpit for the big guys), the LSA is really a clean sheet design, with an all new airfoil designed in part by Harry Riblett.
The LSA construction is similar to Barrows' previous projects, with the fuselage and tail surfaces using the traditional 4130 Chromalloy tube and fabric design. The wings are an all-aluminum, flush-riveted design, with a single strut.
As of now the Bearhawk LSA is only available as a plans-build project, but Bearhawk Aircraft is in the process of tooling up to start manufacturing quickbuild kits for the new LSA, just like they do for the four-place Bearhawk and two place tandem Patrol. Many builders will find the kits to be a good value considering the thousands of hours saved.
For Plans - Contact Bob Barrows, R & B Aircraft - (540)473-3661
For Kit Info - Contact Bearhawk Aircraft Co. - (877)528-4776