Bearhawk Announces The Bravo Model
Having been around for two decades, the four-place Bearhawk EAB is prized for its large payload and STOL capability, and at AirVenture 2016, the company is unveiling the new Bearhawk Bravo. The B gets a Riblett 30-413.5 airfoil that delivers better speed, similar stall speeds and greater stall stability over the NACA 4412 used in the original model. The speed increase, according to Bearhawk, is 5 to 8 MPH faster than the original design.
Bearhawk says additional changes in the Bravo include use of aluminum fuselage formers, window sills and door sills in place of steel formers and sills offering weight savings and corrosion resistance. The stock struts are made of heavy-wall round tubing rather than streamlined tubing, offering more resistance to sideload failure while on the runway, Bearhawk says. The Riblett wing has a one-foot greater wingspan and an additional five square feet of wing area. See the Bearhawk Bravo at AirVenture 2016 in booth 630 in the North Aircraft Display.