Bushmaster 2000

Stout Bushmaster 2000

First flight1964

The Bushmaster 2000 was a small commuter airliner built in the United States in an attempt to revive the Ford Trimotor design. Work began in 1953 by testing a vintage Trimotor and in 1954 Bill Stout purchased the design rights to the original Trimotor. Due to “Ford Tri-Motor” licensing problems, the Ford 15-AT-D was given the Bushmaster 2000 name. On 15 January 1955, Stout and partner Robert Hayden from the Hayden Aircraft Corporation announced they were planning to build 1,000 new Bushmasters, but it would be eleven years before the first prototype of the new design flew.

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The Stout Bushmaster 2000 is a versatile and rugged aircraft designed for bush flying and adventure travel. It is a two-seat, high-wing, tailwheel monoplane powered by a 200-horsepower Lycoming engine. The Bushmaster 2000 can take off and land on short, rough airstrips, and can carry up to 600 pounds of cargo in its spacious cabin. The Bushmaster 2000 features a steel-tube fuselage covered with fabric, and a metal wing with full-span flaps and ailerons. The aircraft has a cruise speed of 120 knots, a stall speed of 35 knots, and a range of 800 nautical miles. The Bushmaster 2000 is equipped with a Garmin G3X Touch avionics system, a ballistic parachute system, and an amphibious landing gear option. The Bushmaster 2000 is the ultimate aircraft for exploring remote and challenging destinations.

The Ford Tri-Motor 1926-1992
The Ford Tri-Motor 1926-1992
by William T. Larkins
168 Pages · 1992

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