Dace Kirk's 1997 Award Winning Glasair III:
Airplanes USA is extremely honored to offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own the finest Glasair III experimental aircraft in the world. This spectacular machine was built by none other than Dace Kirk, founder of Phoenix Composites (now Performance One Aviation). Phoenix Composites/Performance One Aviation is the premier composite repair, modification and kit-built assist center in the United States.
Dace's highly modified, supremely crafted Glasair III is legendary within the experimental aircraft universe as being among the finest examples of detail, planning, engineering and craftsmanship. This aircraft was awarded the "Lindy Award" for best composite aircraft at Oshkosh, Wisconsin in 2000. The list of additions, modifications, options, accessories, avionics, etc. is mind boggling.
With a Demars Special Edition IO540-P1A5 350 hp Lycoming engine this rocket ship cruises at 265 mph. Custom designed and executed paint and interior and all glass panel displays will have you cruising at turbo-prop speeds while burning Comanche level fuel. Look at the accompanying photos for just a glimmer at the supreme craftsmanship and attention to detail in the construction of this dream machine. This aircraft truly needs to be seen in person to believe.
This aircraft is not a $150,000 vanilla Glasair III...this is a seriously and expertly modified and crafted one-of-a-kind vehicle. This aircraft is for the pilot who wants the best available aircraft either experimental or certificated. You would have to spend over a million dollars to find an equivalent certificated aircraft and it would probably have a turbine engine.
Based near Phoenix, Arizona, the aircraft is available now and Dace Kirk himself will provide checkout and training for the lucky purchaser of this plane. Overseas buyers note: Dace Kirk is available to assist in disassembly and reassembly at your aerodrome along with flight training.
Dual Instruction as well as export and worldwide delivery available.
Serious inquiries only please.
Contact Kevin Cocozzoli at (850) 683-0477 or Cell (850) 612-0816
Owner/Builder: Dace & Cherie Kirk
Stoddard/Hamilton Glasair III
IO540 P1A5 350HP Demars Special Edition Airframe
Total time 550 hours
Empty Weight 1855 lbs
Max Gross Weight 2750 lbs
Fuel Capacity 85 gallons useable
Cruise speed at 8500 ft. 2450 rpm 265mph True
Full IFR Certification
Wing span 27 ft. 3in. with wing tip extensions build on
Engine / Propeller:
Engine total time since Demars Blue print major overhaul 550 hours
Hartzell 80" 2- blade constant speed Prop since new 550 total time
GO P Technologies/AeroSonic Intregated EFIS & MFD System
Dual Becker Nav radios
Dual Becker Comm radios
Triple GPS units #1. Freeflight #2. OP Tech #3 Lowrance 500 tied to Dynon display
Garmin 330 Transponder with Traffic Alert
PS Engineering 8000 Audio Panel
PS Engineering CD Player
Tru-Trak Sorcerer AutoPilot with HD servo's
Dynon 10A Attitude Horizon with Battery backup option
Mechanical Fuel & Oil Pressure gauges
All circuits protected with MS breakers
Bose Headsets hard wired to system
Mountain High O2 system with dual quick disconnects and face cannula 12 hour endurance for 2 people
Software Features in System:
Highway in the Sky
Traffic alert using Garmin 330
Smart Card Downloads for both Updates to Software and Jeppenson charts
Full Engine Management system by JPI presented on either screen
Dynon 10A loaded with GPS #3 presentation and HIS features
Custom Paint work on entire aircraft by Morgan Aircraft Service of Arlington, WA
Custom Paint work on Prop
3-axis electric trim
Custom Hydraulic system by Phoenix Composites, Inc. which includes:
Primary Hydraulic system with 2 pumps
Fully separated standby hydraulic system in case primary is ruptured
Heavy duty side braces by Stoddard Hamilton, Inc.
NEW! Heavy Duty Oleo Strut barrels by Phoenix Composites, Inc. which are 2 X stronger than stock
Latest Hydraulic Pump wiring using Pressure switches for UP and Down
Latest Gear Indicator wiring
Landing Gear Mirror
Manual Up Lock puller for Nose gear
Reshaped Upper Cowling Air Inlets
Resized NACA inlets per research of Phoenix Composites, Inc.
NACA Inlet (Right side for cooling air direct to Oil Cooler)
NACA Inlet (Left side for fresh air direct to engine)
Quick Remove Cowling developed by Phoenix Composites, Inc.
Contoured Air Inlet Ramps for Engine Plenum
Rerouted and Improved Fuel Venting System
Cooling Shroud on fuel pump
Low Drag Cut-Off exhaust collector system
Hard Mounted Oil Cooler to Firewall not on the cowling
Improved Cabin Air Exhaust System
Custom Contoured Wing Profile
NACA Template Wing Leading Edges
Reinforced Landing Gear Doors good to 150kts
Electrical Bonding of all metal componets to static system discharge at rudder
Custom made Rudder Extension and Ventral Fin by Phoenix Composites, Inc.
Relocation of Seat Backs to accommodate Parachutes by National
Eliminated Cowl flaps
Battery located in engine compartment for better performance during starting
Overboard outlet for Heater bypass
Flush fuel drains
Cable Activated Alternate Air assembly
Custom design Defog System by Phoenix Composites, Inc.
Leading Edge Position Lamps on wing
Custom Center console design (Quick remove) by Phoenix Composites, Inc.
Emergency Bus Electrical system
All internal antenna's
Cam Operated Gear Warning Horn
Idler Arm support for Elevator control push rod
Carbon Fiber Rudder Assembly with Static Discharge wicks
Static Wicks for discharge of control system
Electronic Ignition for engine by Jeff Rose
Slick mag #2
Ceramic coatings on exhaust system
Exhaust shields by Phoenix Composites, Inc.
Dual Fuel probes for redundancy and the ability to see fuel load shift in flight
Modified Ailerons into Wing Tip Extensions
Wing Tip Extensions built on permanent with spar extensions
Latest Updated Landing Gear Components by Phoenix Composites, Inc.
Matco Heavy Duty 51 LT brake and wheel assemblies
Aerobatic Engine Mounts
Repositioned Seat back for more room
Larger Cargo area for more room
Full Leather Upholstery with National Parachutes
Mountain High Oxygen system built in permanent
High capacity wing tank (80gal useable)
Larger Rudder and Ventral Fin
Metallic Brake Pads
Stainless/Teflon molded fire sleeve hoses
Temper Foam Seats
Always hangared in Chandler, Arizona
Contact Kevin at AirplanesUSA! (850) 683-0477