BROOME LEBEAU 10-0046
QAM thanks Ray Broome for the donation of this aircraft.
|This is the second of two ultralight aircraft designed and built by Ray Broome in the late 1980s early 1990s based on the Resurgam parameters. Number one was completed in 1987 as a landplane with a tricycle undercarriage although it was operated on floats for a time. The fuselage of the first aircraft was built solely from fibreglass. It was sold unregistered in 1991 and reconfigured as a taildragger and was still flying in NSW as late as mid 2014. |
The second aircraft was built in 1992 and took up the registration 10-0046. It was always operated as a floatplane, mostly around the Moreton Bay area until 2008 by which time it had accumulated approximately 330 hours in service. The fuselages of both aircraft were built on a mould taken from the front section of a damaged Club Libelle glider which inspired the name LeBeau. The composite was 6mm Kevlar foam sandwich. The rear fuselage is an aluminium tube with the tail sections having timber ribs on aluminium spars. The wings similarly have timber ribs with a double sided plywood main spar and plywood nose skin. Wing, rudder and tailplane are covered with Stits aircraft fabric painted in two-pack. The floats are single skin fibreglass with plywood ribs and sealed flotation chambers. The engine is a 2-stroke, 4-cylinder Konig SD-570, rated at 28hp at 4200 rpm with a toothed belt reduction drive. The propellor is a 3 bladed ground adjustable in pitch. A third nose cone and fuselage was moulded but not taken any further.
|Delivered by road to QAM Caloundra by the builder/donor Ray Broome.|
|The aircraft was suspended from the roof of Hangar 2.|