Jabiru J430




The J-430 was designed to compete with the older Cessna 172 design, offering light, composite construction, strut-braced wings with winglets, an economical 120HP engine, 44 inch cabin width in an easy-to-manufacture kit.


This one was built by the previous owner, packed with extra value; a freshly overhauled engine, liquid-cooled Rotec heads, and full frame Ballistic chute! And the climb performance is astonishing with the newly fitted Airmaster variable pitch propeller. Partial interior refit scheduled April 2022 (fresh with sale).



Year: 2007

Registration: VH-IHS

Airframe Serial Number: 167hrs

Airframe history: Originally J 400 Kit – later fitted with J430 wings


Location airport: Bundaberg QLD

Builder / history: Originally built by Fr. John Fowles – then Thurgoona Parish, Albury NSW


Engine type: Camit 3300 (120HP) with Rotec liquid cooled heads

Engine Hours: 795hrs (26hr since top end overhaul & bottom end inspection)

Total airframe time: 795hrs


Engine History:

Engine wear prior to fitting of liquid cooled heads meant engine still had excessive oil consumption – decision made by Owner to have top end overhauled. Bottom end crankshaft and bearings inspected during overhaul and found to be still well within tolerances. Engine overhaul by Rod Bunbury, QLD Aircraft Service & Maintenance.


Propeller type:

Airmaster Variable Pitch with Sensenich 2-blade composite

Propeller hours: 0.3hrs since factory new

Model: AH-420CF 

Serial: 2051


Storage history:

Aircraft has been either hangared or fitted with full Punkin Head covers for 90% of its life



Standard six pack Vacuum flight instruments.

Engine instruments: MGL 6 CHT and 6 EGT engine monitor with LCD readout, engine temperature, Oil Pressure, Oil Temperature, vacuum and voltage gauges, tachometer and Hobbs Meter. Separate fuel flow meter on LHS.

Funke Transceiver

Trig TT 21 transponder with ADSB-Out


Interior: 5/10 

Needs re-felt in places. Owner will re-condition interior at asking price to good standard, or aircraft sold as is. Please enquire.


Exterior: 8/10 


Registration status / Expiry dates: Registered with CASA as Experimental – registered until May 2022


Accident history / details:

Nil accidents with either owners


Work that needs to be completed: Interior refurbishment – to be completed within next 3 weeks


Reason for sale: New aircraft on order, and already have owner-built Sonex


Cruise: 115-120 kts

MTOW: 700 kg

Fuel Capacity / no. of tanks: 2 x 47.5 litres – 95 litres total


Aircraft logbooks complete & available? Yes


Extras included in the sale: 

  • Aircraft cover
  • Magnum 601 full airframe parachute fitted by Rotec Aerosport Tyabb, Victoria. (Airframe Parachute System purchased new from Leading Edge Aviation).


Other notes:

  • All engine compressions within specifications after top end overhaul (engine did not use any engine oil during first 25 hours).
  • Climb rate on test flight after Airmaster Variable Pitch Propeller fitted indicated 800 ft/min.
  • IAS now 120-124 kts at Sea Level

- Fuel consumption was previously 21 litres per hour average, but may now be reduced in cruise with Airmaster on full coarse setting.


Contact Nicholas Christie at Sport Aircraft Sales on +61(0)3 95311018 / or 0466649868 for a confidential discussion, or email nicholas@sportaircraftsales.com.au.

Jabiru J-430