Recognizing some children were too young to be flown on Young
Eagles flights, several EAA Chapter 176 members built a highly-modified Aquajet-X. Watch out for that water cannon!
the chapter had an Aquajet-X after two years.
Members were not satisfied to build the standard model,
so they added a number of features. The biggest addition is
that this Aquajet is mounted on a trailer complete with a
hydraulic pump, so that we can transport it to any airport
and operate it on an internal water supply if necessary.
An electric leaf blower was added to provide the jet sound
with a high-speed option to provide an afterburner effect.
Vectored thrust was incorporated using a system of pulleys
and cables. A rotating beacon was installed to avoid other
air traffic (and warn the unwary that action was about to
commence). The landing light allows night operations. A
simple DC intercom system substitutes for a radio, and our
Young Eagles ground crew can coach a young pilot through
the complete operation as his headset protects him from
the jet noise. A cushioned seat with four-point restraint
holds the pilot in safely, and switches are provided for all
electrical equipment. A mechanical retractable landing
gear is also incorporated.
WELCOME NEW CHAPTERS
EAA CHAPTER 1479
St. Joseph, Missouri
Meets the fourth Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
Express Flight Inc., Rosecrans Memorial Airport (STJ)
Greg Starkel, president