N 43TZ  Tecnam Bravo    $63,900  SOLD  

      Special Light Sport Aircraft (SLSA)
      Only 36 hours on new Rotax 912


Airframe  TT:  As of 3/20/2016: 504  

Engine: Rotax 912ULS 2    Serial #6784399  

                                                                     (click photos to enlarge)



Total Time: on Engine and gearbox  36 hours  as of 3/20/2016

(has had full 25 hour service including carb re-sync).

MODEL: Tecnam Bravo P2004

AIRCRAFT YEAR:  2005-2006: Body built in December 2005.

Log states airplane 1st flown @ Tecnam Factory in Jan 2006.

Logs suggest plane was probably sold to original owner in June 2006

— that's when avionics were installed.

Why a new engine on a plane after less than 500 hours? About a decade ago Rotax had a (little publicized) production run involving slightly defective casings, described in a Rotax technical document as “Case Fretting." In some engines, this added friction to the crankshaft, producing premature wear to crank and gearbox. I noticed the original engine’s power was below spec and flew to Rainbow Aviation for an annual that would include full engine diagnosis. Rainbow Aviation discovered that the serial number identified my original engine as having one of the questionable casings with the friction issue, which was verified using a simple test involving loosening head nuts and through-bolts on the casing.
I decided to play it safe and had Rainbow’s staff replace the engine and gearbox with brand new units. 
An added bonus —  the TBO on new Rotax ULS II engines is 2,000 hours!



Aircraft is locate in Ashland, OR 

Propeller, make and model: See attached photo of the sticker on the prop.

Factory original: GT Model GT-2/173/VRR-FW101SRTC

Make and model of any avionics. or instruments which come with the aircraft:



1) Factory standard gauges set with vertical speed indicator (see photos)

 2) New LED style trim gauge (big improvement over the original), installed 9/24/2015

 3) New (2005) certified vertical compass, installed by by JLC Avionics 9/24/2015

 4) Dual control intercom by PS Engineering, model PM Series 1000 II

 5) Garmin SL 40 radio

6)  iFly 740 GPS navigation system, mounted on panel (see photos): New summer of 2015. Latest model. Highly capable, intuitive GPS with touch screen, easy updating system. Includes front of dash panel external GPS antennae.

 7) iLevel II SW ADSB w/external antenna sends wiFi to GPS,  Also feeds iPads etc. via Wifi. New in 2015.

 8) Garmin GTX 320 A Transponder (altitude encoding) recalibrated 9/24/2015

 9) Altimeter calibrated by JLC Avionics 9/24/2015

 10) VFR night-legal lighting

 11) ELT

 12) Inside & outside temp readout


        Other features: 
    Electric elevator trim
    Electric Flaps
    Cabin heat
        New brake pads installed by Rainbow at time of engine install, Dec. 2015, which have 36 hours on them now.   

        All Tecnam applicable service bulletins have been complied with

   Last annual:    Dec. 11, 2015, performed by Rainbow Aviation Services

                              New engine installed at annual

EXTRAS included in price:
Custom cabin cover made by Bruce’s Custom Covers, specifically shaped for plane. In new condition, for protection from elements when parked on ramps. Covers all windows and doors, with velcro pilot’s door opening for easy cabin access when installed. Cost about $350 in June 2015.
 The POH states the plane will cruise at KTAS of 106 knots or better at 4 gallons per hour at  a pressure altitude of 4,000’ and above, with a range of up to 728 nautical miles, depending on altitude. I’ve verified this with the new engine — I was getting 130 MPH and 30 miles per gallon, average, on last week's trip from here to the coast, on automotive fuel, with the plane at max gross weight on takeoff.
Also — another cool thing about this model — it’s impossible to mess up the CG as long as you don’t exceed the max weight. I have done the calculations for all possible combinations of full to near empty fuel, heavy/light passenger or lack thereof, and baggage, and as long as the max weight is within bounds, the CG is always well within limits.
Owner is selling this Bravo to purchase an IFR certified aircraft. (Owner's CFI said this P2004 model, with ADSB driven attitude indicator as shown in my photos, could operate in IFR conditions sufficiently to perform the 3 IFR hours required for a private pilot’s license — and his FAA examiner also approved it for the IFR testing required during his private pilot practical test — but it’s not certified for IFR beyond that.)


- contact Stephen email:  [email protected] 

  or call 541-488-2669