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Exciting Possibility For Chapter 63 – A Build Project

By Tom Stoyka, President, EAA Chapter 63, Lyncrest, Manitoba

September 2020 – Chapter 63 has been approached with an opportunity to purchase an almost completed homebuilt aircraft project at a very attractive price. The Chapter Executive has decided to purchase this project with the intention that at least ten Chapter members would be interested in participating in the final assembly of this aircraft and all its systems. Once the aircraft has been completed, inspected and licensed a "flying club" would be formed and these members would be able to fly this aircraft at a very low cost.

If you choose to be engaged in this project, it would require between one and two thousand dollars from each participant to cover the final assembly costs. In return you would become a part owner of the finished product.

Now the aircraft details. The aircraft is a Piel Emeraude CP301. It is a two place side-by-side low wing wood frame structure with fabric covering. It has a Lycoming O-235-C1 engine of 108 HP. All of the components, except for a radio, ELT and final paint are included in the project. All major components are completed. See picture below of a similar Piel Emeraude that was based at Lyncrest in the past.


A Piel Emeraude CP301, CF-BYR, previously based at Lyncrest

Built by Vern Glass, this example was completed in 1971 and first flown May 6, 1971. CF-BYR is powered by a Continental 0200 and has a total time of 897 hours (at the time of this photograph). Construction is primarily wood frame with fabric covering. Construction of the elliptical wing components can be a difficult process because each rib requires a separate jig but the airfoil and planform results in delightful flying qualities.

The present owner is currently listed as Frank Penner, Swan River, MB. Incidentally, there have been 28 articles about this iconic home built aircraft in Sport Aviation between 1958 and 1999. — Ed.


Beautifully finished fuselage...


...and wings.

If you are interested in getting involved in this project please contact Tom Stoyka at You will be advised of a more detailed information session that will be held at Lyncrest soon after the project arrives in the EAA Hangar. I expect the arrival date will be this month.

The project is presently located in Oxbow, Saskatchewan and the current "owner" has agreed to deliver it to Lyncrest in the very near future. There has been a lot of interest in this so far so stay tuned for updates.

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