JABIRU J430 KIT

The Jabiru J430 aircraft have been developed as touring aircraft with a wide cockpit, high cabin and ample leg room front and rear, and three human sized doors.  The high wings with long and sleek winglets on the end make this aircraft stand out in a crowd.

The composite, four-seat aircraft powered by the reputable Jabiru 3300 120hp air-cooled six-cylinder engine has been steadily growing in popularity, due to its unrivaled entry level pricing, low maintenance and excellent flying performance for a four-seat aircraft when compared with the equivalent available aircraft in its class.

The J430 is intended as a great alternative to GA aircraft such as the Cessna 172. The Jabiru J430 cruises at 120 knots on 6 -7.5 GPH. (The Jabiru J230 aircraft is the same shape as the J430 but doesn’t have rear seating.)

The Jabiru Airframe kits are manufactured using Fibre Reinforced Plastic (FRP) technologies. It is a system which offers light weight at the same time as high structural integrity and clean aerodynamic design.

J430 General Information

J430 Configuration

 

The Kit

The kits come complete with everything to complete the airframe including the motor mount, engine cowl, wheel pants, instrument panel box, brakes, wheels, tires.  The balance of equipment to complete the aircraft are engine, prop, paint or vinyl graphics, upholstery, avionics and headsets. The kit build time is typically 600 hours from start to finish. Everything has been thought of right down to resin mixing cups, mixing sticks, applicators and brushes.

Please review our Kit Terms of Purchase and Shipping and Kit Release Waiver before ordering:
Kit Terms of Purchase and Shipping
Kit Release Waiver

Download the J430 Kit Order Form here.

 

The Finish

The Jabiru components all come with a primed finish thus reducing completion times and frustration.

 

The Fuselage and Components

The fuselage is provided with the top and bottom halves already joined for you. Primed Control surfaces are closed and ready for installation. Most of the home builder’s work involves fitting out the aircraft with components and hardware supplied. All locating points are identified by factory drilled holes, and hard points are factory installed. Then fit the horizontal stabilizer and vertical fin .

 

The Manual

Detailed constructor’s manual sets out the step-by-step procedures, checklists, engineering drawings and includes more than 100 photographs.

Download the manual here.

 

Skill Level

You need not have a degree in electrical engineering, an intimate knowledge of hydraulics or a garage full of tools to complete this aircraft. There are no complex or complicated systems on this aircraft. The gear stays down, the prop pitch is fixed and a simple switch operates the flaps. The brakes are hydraulic and the simplicity will delight you.

Your Jabiru kit is designed to be simple to complete and finish, and will provide you with many years of enjoyable flying.

Once completed you will find the aircraft extremely economical with operating costs more associated with a car than an aeroplane, and the ease of maintenance will increase your flying time.

 

Engine

The J430 is designed for the Jabiru 6 cylinder, 120 HP Jabiru engine.  We recommend waiting to order the engine and prop so that the engine is not sitting around during the build process, unless you use the Builder Assist program.

 

Specifications

  • 4 Place J430D Kit
  • Empty Weight 825 lbs
  • Useful Load: 850 lbs
  • Gross Weight 1675 lbs
  • Cruise 120 KTAS
  • Fuel Burn 6 – 7.5 GPH

 

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