Base Jumping a Bush Plane....

  • Mar 17, 2014 8:31am GMT
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If you haven't seen this video it's a must...

So you think wingsuit base jumping is extreme? Check this video out. It's epic.

This is the Double Ender bush plane and the performance is mind blowing...

It was built by Alec Wild, Eric Lewis and the structural engineer is Doug Kellen. These guys have a vision for future bush flying.

Here are some general specs:

Powerplant: 2 × Rotax 914 (modified to 130 hp each) Total Hp:260 hp Propeller: Warpdrive 3 blade 72” Fuel type:Premium or 100LL Fuel Capacity:103 Gallons (Wings Tanks = 48 + Optional Belly Pod = 55) Endurance:9 hours with optional belly pod (at max cruise setting) Range:970 miles (at max cruise setting) Cruise Speed:108 mph Landing Speed:36 mph Empty Weight:1500 lbs Gross Weight:2500 lbs

Check out the Double Ender Website: http://www.bushplanedesign.com/

EAA sport Aviation has a cover article on the plane for the Feb issue.