Solutions

By definition, a solution solves a problem. We encountered many difficulties in the marketplace, when implementing our aviation initiatives. These solutions may not be the only way go, but they do work for us. Most likely it will work for you too. Everything described here is realistic, and actually exists. There are no hangar fantasies, nor promises of fantastic flying machines, years down the runway. You can easily order and obtain, everything described in these solutions. Do not fall victim to the fantasies of others, pay big deposits, and wait needlessly. Life is too short. Live your own aviation dream, today. 

Engine Powerplants

Problem: There is a serious shortage of mid to high power aviation engines. When speaking to the established manufacturers such as Continental, Lycoming, Rolls Royce et al, there is a waitlist approaching two years. Not ideal for us, as we build aircraft and helicopters for clients, and we need engines within weeks, not months.


Solution: We set about to find alternatives, and there are. We found an excellent diesel engine, with hybrid electric backup motor, ideal for helicopter applications. To facilitate the move to non-leaded and biofuels, we opted for an established engine, albeit not marketed well enough. We intend to change that. In the meantime, we still have Lycoming engines on order to satisfy those that won’t be swayed regardless of the wait time. As for turbines, there are a few new manufacturers, and we have decided to join the fray. We are developing our own turbine, which may be the shorter route, than waiting for years. These are all the engines we are focused on:

  • P2M JPE01 150HP
  • P2M JPE02 230HP Hybrid
  • P2M JPE03 300HP
  • P2M JPE04 400HP Hybrid
  • Adept 280N 280HP
  • Adept 320T 320HP
  • Lycoming 320HP
  • RapidSky RT100
  • RapidSky RT130
  • RapidSky RT285
  • Rolls Royce RR300

Piston Diesel/JetA/Biodiesel/Paraffin

P2M-JPE01 150HP 

P2M JPE01

P2M-JPE02 150-230HP Hybrid

P2M JPE03

P2M-JPE03 300HP

JPE03

P2M-JPE04 300-400HP Hybrid

P2M JP04


Piston Avgas/Mogas/BioFuel

Adept 280N

Adept 280N

Adept 320T

Adept 280N

Lycoming YHIO-540 320HP

Lycoming YHIO-540 320HP


Turbine Diesel/JetA/Biodiesel/Paraffin

RapidSky RT100

RapidSky RT100

RapidSky RT130

RapidSky RT130

RapidSky RT285

RapidSky RT285

Rolls Royce RR300

Rolls Royce RR300

Fixed Wing Aircraft

Problem: There is no shortage of options when it comes to aircraft. From well-established manufacturers, to a plethora of new-comers, not to mention a choice of vintage and futuristic. What to do in a marketplace that can be quite confusing, where mistakes are expensive, and bad choices dangerous. What’s the best way to choose?


Solution: We dived into the details and crunched the numbers. Looking at specifications, performance, safety and support. Sorting through decades of data, accident reports and track records of the manufacturers, we came up with a list of the most desirable fixed-wing aircraft to own, fly and enjoy. These are what we propose:

  • RapidSky Legend Alpha
  • RapidSky Legend Elite
  • RapidSky Risen Elite
  • RapidSky Gogetair Elite
  • RapidSky Tarragon Sport
  • RapidSky Velocity SE Elite
  • RapidSky Velocity XL Elite
  • RapidSky Comp Air Elite
  • RapidSky Kodiak 900 Elite
  • RapidSky Velocity Twin Elite
  • RapidSky Pioneer Twin Elite
  • RapidSky Cessna Twin Elite
  • RapidSky Seneca Twin Elite
  • RapidSky Vulcanair Twin Elite
  • RapidSky Duke Turbine Elite
  • RapidSky King Air 90 Elite
  • RapidSky King Air 200 Elite
  • RapidSky King Air 300 Elite

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Gyrocopters

Problem: This sector of aviation is the entry point for many, due to the low cost to get airborne. For this reason, it attracts low budget manufacturers, which has led to a stigma about reliability and safety. A reputation that is rather unfortunate, considering that it’s actually a very safe way to fly. Gyrocopters are seriously underrated.


Solution: We took a long hard look, and overcame our own fears about gyrocopters. Then, we evaluated all the manufacturers we could find, and came to the conclusion there is only one way to go, for us, and that’s with a thoroughly tested and certified machine. These are the gyrocopters we propose, produced by AutoGyro GmbH:

  • RapidSky AutoGyro Sport
  • RapidSky AutoGyro Calidus
  • RapidSky AutoGyro Cavalon

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Helicopters

Problem: There are many helicopters on the market, from one-seater “just get me into the air” contraptions, to luxury models costing many millions. Two blades, three blades four blades or more, single engine or two, there is much to consider. Helicopters with lifetime limits on parts, and some that do not exist at all, but people pay their deposits quite happy. All end up waiting, many will be disappointed. What to do, in the helicopter zoo?


Solution: We opted to go with just two machines. A proven platform in the Sikorsky S52 and innovative twin helicopter, unique to the light helicopter category. Keeping it simple, safe and affordable, our goal is to put helicopter ownership within easy reach. These are the helicopters that we assemble, sell, and support:

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Gliders

Problem: While gliding is the oldest form of flight, it’s a relatively small sector of the general aviation industry. Many pilots start out with gliders, and arguably become better aviators, having to understand wind, thermals and weather more intensely. Power pilots will do well to spend some time without relying on a propeller.


Solution: There are many purists who are very passionate and knowledgeable about gliding. That’s not us, as we have liked propellers too much. We’d like to change that, and encourage others to do the same. To keep things simple to start, we’ve selected a few machines that offer backup power. These are the gliders we have selected.

  • RapidSky Sinus Elite
  • RapidSky Taurus Elite
  • RapidSky Stemme Elite

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Light Jets

Problem: Jet flying is not easy accessible to the average general aviation pilot, due to the high fuel consumption and maintenance costs. Also, jet aircraft need longer, hard-surface runways, at airports where jet fuel is readily available. Then, there is the additional complex training required, and the need for two pilots in the cockpit.


Solution: We set out to find a practical and relatively easy way into the world of jets. While there are a few small aircraft powered by jets, the most viable candidate is a light jet that never really succeeded in the marketplace. The Eclipse Jet is indeed a good option, with a fair number on the pre-owned market. This is our jet solution:

  • RapidSky Eclipse Elite

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Amphibians

Problem: While not really a problem, this aviation sector is of interest to many. The versatility to alight on water makes the investment in an aircraft more palatable. That said, it’s not just a case of strapping floats onto wheels. There are additional considerations such as corrosion, environmental restrictions, increased drag, and training.


Solution: There are many amphibians on the market, and most are perfectly adequate. The trick is to figure out what the personal mission entails. To that end we looked at everything available, and selected a spectrum, to satisfy everything from recreational, to serious passenger transportation. These are the best amphibians:

  • RapidSky AutoGyro Amphib
  • RapidSky Vector Twin Amphib
  • RapidSky Hummingbird Amphib
  • RapidSky Legend Alpha Amphib
  • RapidSky Legend Elite Amphib
  • RapidSky Cessna Elite Amphib
  • RapidSky Comp Air Elite Amphib
  • RapidSky Kodiak Elite Amphib
  • RapidSky Otter Twin Amphib

 

 

 

Flight Training

Problem: A journey starts with the first step. Depending on whether it’s recreational or professional, those first steps as a pilot, are economically important. New pilots are often lured in the wrong direction, both technically and financially. The aviation training industry has many avenues, with time/money wasted, if navigated poorly.


Solution: We help our clients make the right decisions, when it comes to flight training. Starting off on the best aircraft, for the desired qualification, and ultimate reason for wanting to be a pilot. We save time, money, and reduce the risk of failure. We facilitate a courteous community of like-minded people, to bolster motivation.

  • RapidSky AutoGyro Cavalon
  • RapidSky Hummingbird
  • RapidSky Legend Alpha
  • RapidSky Velocity SE Elite
  • RapidSky Legend Alpha Amphib

 

 

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