Jim Booth's BA14 Project:
You may well ask what is a BA14. I did a search around the web and nothing seemed to fit - it certainly wasn't "Blue Angles 14"!
Jim set me straight:
"....You know that I own and fly a Faust (the original builder of the experimental) PA12. It is the one that currently is on amphib floats. I also own and fly a certificated 4 place Cub called a Piper PA14.
I am now
building another new plane which is a combination of both designs. It
is an Experimental homebuilt which I have called a BA14 (Booth Aircraft
14). It is this new plane which will be powered by the Rotec. It will
be basically a 4 place Cub with side by side seating just like the PA14.
It will have the Fairchild landing gear and /or the floats when completed.
The first step involved Rotec in a design of an engine mount for the R3600 to fit to the BA14. It was basically a mount very similar to one that would be used for a Piper Cub .... the engine and mount were shipped off to Jim.
Engine arrives and a trial mount on the existing Cub:
8th May 2006 Jim writes: The engine mount is very nice. Please send my appreciation to the builders of it. They did an excellent job. It bolted up just like it was supposed to. The accessories mounted just fine without interference. The swing out feature works well. This of course is a temporary placement since this is my PA14 that is FAA certificated. It is temporarily engine deficient because the engine is undergoing a major overhaul.
(as usual click on the thumbnail to expand the picture...)
My pile of completed parts is growing so that is a good sign.
The BA14 will look very very similar and the floats will be transferred to the BA14 at some point. Best wishes, Jim Booth
This is going to be one exciting project and we'll be looking forward to the updates...