Faster than a Cessna Skyhawk when you choose the performance wing-120 knots.
The longer wing results in shorter takeoffs and better climb, which is recommended for runways less than 1500 feet and for high altitude operations.
High wing area is best for high altitude operations and best combined with the 914 Turbo.
Planes with higher wing loading handle better in turbulent air.
Planes fly smoother in turbulence if you pick up the dropped wing with ailerons and rudder.
All Bristell models are the same length and height.
WIDER THAN A CIRRUS
As an EAB, experimental amateur built, this same plane can have a gross weight of 1500 lbs.
The standard wing adds 12 pounds to the empty weight
Our average well equipped Bristell has an empty weight of about 800 pounds.
Payload is less with full tanks.
All Bristell models have the same size fuel tanks.
The 912 iS Sport with the fuel injected engine burns only 4 gph and has a 7 hour endurance.
Heavy items are placed in the wings, right on the center of gravity, making It is easy to keep the Bristell in balance. Why would you own a plane without wing lockers?
Two airline style carry-on bags fit behind the pilots seat. It is easy to reach a chart or water bottle
Light weight items like jackets and hats are safe to plane on the rear hat shelf.
There is room for an additional storage area in the space where the BRS chute goes.
The Bristell is strong, but not approved for aerobatics.
This high Vne means the Bristell is very strong
Faster than a Cessna Skyhawk
The stall speeds clean are about the same.
The slightly higher stall speed on the performance wing is desirable as the plane will not be airborne at 31 knots, leaving it susceptible to cross winds.
Maneuvering speed is the speed you use in rough air. At this speed the wing would stall before any damage would occur to the airframe.
Vfe is 75 kias.
This 100 HP engine has a 2000 hour TBO and expected overhaul cost of about $14,000. The dual aneroid carburetors assure a perfect fuel flows and a clean running engine.
This engine is included in the base price of the Bristell.
The 912iS Sport is 102 HP and is a fuel injected engine. It burns only 4 GPH in ECO cruise and eliminated the need to overhaul carburetors every 300 hours. The charge for this desirable fuel efficient engine is about $12,950 Option.
The 914 produces 115 HP for five minutes resulting in exceptional climb rates. When combined with the standard long wing it is the best choice for high altitude airports. This is the 80 HP carburetor engine boosted with a turbo. The charge for this option is about $23,995.
The 142 HP 915 is fuel injected and turbo charged. The additional power may be used continuously resulting in superior climb and cruise speeds. We are currently testing this engine in our Bristell with various props.
The dependable FITI prop is standard and included in the base price of the Bristell
The DUC prop is manufactured in France and is our top of the line propeller which enhances climb and cruise. It is made of carbon fiber and its carbon fiber black looks fantastic with certain paint schemes.
It is available as an option.