After too many years of my wife’s putting up with the odor of resin and thousands of parts, N494U is now a cross-country machine. The Glasair Super IIFT was built with the support of many people including family, friends, Ray Chapin of BAC services and Bill Middlebrook of Penn Yan Aero. Powered by an engine built up with ECI cylinders, the original Aerosance FADEC and MT prop, it runs “like a deer,” cruising at 190 TAS down low and climbing at over 100 mph at 400 fpm at 16,000 feet MSL. Covered in House of Kolor Kandy paints and clear-coated with Imron, it is a flash of fire in the sun and just a joy to fly.
Sodus, New York