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Note from LXUS

Having met John Oswald at the LAA Rally back in late August, we had his Pioneer 300, G-LXUS, in our hangar over most of December – Not only did John have our famous Aerocoat nano technology applied to the exterior but we worked on some maintenance for LXUS as well.

John was kind enough to send us this note at the start of January.

I would like to compliment Cavendish Aviation and Alpi Aviation UK on the standard of work for my Pioneer 300, G-LXUS.


From the moment of arrival at Earls Colne and meeting Paul, Bob and Steven I was impressed by their obvious enthusiasm to get started on the aircraft.

Three days later the aircraft was ready and the Aerocoat finish on it is immaculate.

Steven (engineer) and Bob (LAA inspector) sorted out a problem with the propeller electro hydraulic controller, an issue which had occurred on a previous occasion due to a microswitch failure.

As the PTF was due to expire early January, Bob and Steven completed the new permit and, after a test flight, I headed home to Eshott in Northumberland.

During the flight home at normal power settings, I found the aircraft cruise speed appears to have increased thank to the Aerocoat process.

The normal low cruise at 4800rpm with 24” manifold pressure was approx 120kts and actually settled down to 125kts.


High cruise 135kts also appeared at a slightly lower power setting than was normal.

The aircraft has drawn many complimentary comments back at my local club.

One very satisfied customer.