N7027F 2011 Cessna C-162 Skycatcher
The photo gallery below will walk you around the Skycatcher and into the cockpit - if you look closely on the right-hand digital display, you will see the map view of Prescott Ernest A. Love field.
7027F sitting on the Legend Aviation ramp
With a 100 HP aircraft engine, modern high-lift wings and a wide cabin, the Skycatcher is an ideal airplane to take in the wonderful vistas of Arizona from the air.
The Skycatcher features responsive handling, both on and off the ground. The ground steering system is a free-castering nose wheel, which is steered by brake action which allows the pilot to pivot the airplane in it's own wing span. In the air, the Stoke control system provides nimble and responsive flight controls that new and old pilots find very easy to become proficient.
Granite Mountain Skycatcher
7027F sitting on the Legend Aviation Ramp
Notice that the wing struts are back of the cabin doors. This positioning of the wing struts allows virtually unrestricted view downwards from the pilot and co-pilot seats.
Looking towards Prescott Tower
The Skycatcher is equipped with dual glass panels which allows all flight instruments to be displayed right in front of the pilot and moving map and engine information on the right-hand display.
The width of the cabin of the Skycatcher is over 43", which is quite large for a two-seat aircraft. The seats in the Skycatcher are fixed and the rudder pedals are adjustable for pilots of any height.
Pilot's Controls View
This picture shows good detail of the Stoke control system, which has the movement of a control stick yet doesn't take up the legroom that a normal stick installation would.
The glass panel on the left has all the primary flight instruments displayed. The panel on the right has an airport diagram of Prescott airport being show with engine information displayed above the map.
Gull Wing Doors
The Skycatcher has gull-wing doors to allow access for the pilot and co-pilot. Notice that the door is forward of the wing strut, which allows nearly unrestricted visibility downward during flight.
The Skycatcher is a Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA), which means that different and more relaxed rules apply to flying this aircraft.
A Light Weight Airplane
Technology was fully exploited to reduce weight in the Skycatcher. From a carbon fiber prop, LED lights, digital flight displays and simple manual controls, every effort was made to make the Skycatcher light, responsive and easy to fly.
This picture illustrates the free-castering nose wheel. This airplane can turn on it's own width on the ground.
Skycatcher Nose Shot
Light, Sleek and Sporty
A fiberglass cowling and carbon fiber prop helps keep the Skycatcher nimble and responsive in the air - yet amazingly easy to fly!
The rudder extends below the airplane to allow for more pilot control in turns, making the Skycatcher nimble in the air, but tremendously stable as well.