||2 seat tandem
|Rate of climb
||1100 ft. per
production since 1999
Arrowquest Aviation's 2-seat trike
is called the Everest, and like all Arrowquest trikes, it features
no landing gear suspension.
"We do not use any type of
suspension," Arrowquest owner Brad Waters says. "We tried lots of
different types of suspension, and found if you land the trike the
way you were taught, you don't need any."
According to Arrowquest, having no
suspension makes for a tougher frame with fewer moving parts to
fail, and it also reduces the manufacturing cost, and thus the
retail price to the consumer.
Arrowquest can custom-build longer
or shorter frames for bigger- or smaller-than-average pilots,
according to the company. All their trike frames are powder-coat
painted "in colors upon customer request, at no additional charge,"
Arrowquest Aviation's trikes
feature "high headroom," according to the company. "We have a curved
main pylon [to which the trike wing is attached] that does not bang
your head," Waters notes. Their trikes also feature "individual
bucket-type seats with good back support," he adds.
Safety backup cables are found in
the main pylon and around the wing's keel tube. "Safety is our
biggest concern," Waters says. "We offer a 50-hour hangbolt
change-out time. The customer just telephones us, and we send him a
new one at no charge (for the first 100 hours). And we have a 1-year
100-hour frame warranty which states 'If you bust it, we'll fix it,
Vegreville, Alberta, Canada
Ph: (780) 632-6155