BATHAWK OVERVIEW

The Bat Hawk is designed, developed and built by Micro Aviation SA in South Africa to handle the toughest bush conditions. The Bathawk is classified as “Light Sport Aircraft” and is supplied as a complete ready to fly aircraft. The aircraft complies with the ASTM2245 Build Standard rules and regulations as well as South African Civil Aviation Type Approval. It is the most affordable light sport aircraft on the market.

It features a conventional 3-axis layout with a strut-braced high-wing, a two-seats-in-side-by-side configuration open cockpit, fixed tricycle landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration. Wwith the Bat Hawk’s propeller up and out of the way it reduces the risk of damage by grass, sticks, stones and sand. Making it a true “Bush Plane”.

 

There is a for full dual control and both crew members are well protected from the weather by an aerodynamic fibreglass pod and large wrap-around windshield.

The Bat Hawk has sensational performance. In the hands of a learner it remains perfectly balanced for fingertip control and hands off flight, but pushed to the maximum by an experienced pilot the maneuverability is breath-taking.

 

All up weight is 540 kg and key design features include large six-cylinder Camit engine with substantial cheekplates strong main gear, large ‘bush’ tyres, hydraulic disk brakes, large fuel tank capacity (80 liters), zip open / close luggage area, MGL Engine Monitoring System, strong wing spars and wing struts, streamlined nose pod and a large windscreen for improved visibility.


With the second seat available to take significant loads and very slow forward cruising speed a number of Bat Hawks have been adapted for use in a variety of applications such as:

Game reserve aerial surveillance,
Fence checking and stock mustering on farms
Aerial topdressing and spraying
Aerial photography and surveying
Reconnaissance and surveillance
Regular ranger patrols.
Carcass location.
Water-point monitoring
Monitoring of rare species
Gathering of Scientific data for research purposes.

Radio telemetry and chemical immobilization of animals.
Anti-poaching and follow-up patrols.
Patrolling rivers and borders
Monitoring and mapping burning programs in the Game Parks, including aerial burning of fire breaks with the Raindance Aerial Incendiary machine.

Vegetation mapping and erosion monitoring.


Side by side seating, dual controls, comprehensive instrumentation and flying characteristics totally free of vices, make the Bat Hawk an ideal flight training aircraft. Due to the conventional 3-axis aircraft controls, the Bat Hawk is ideally suited for initial flight training towards a National Pilot’s Licence (LSA).


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