Raymond's Aircraft Restoration BV

Oberlechner JOB 15-180/2 HB-KEV

The Oberlerchner JOB 15 was an Austrian two-seat light aircraft produced by Josef Oberlerchner Holzindustrie, which had previously designed and built gliders.

Using experience as sailplane designers and builders, Josef Oberlerchner Holzindustrie determined to create a powered aircraft. The result was the JOB 5,[1] a two-seat side-by-side light aircraft of wooden construction.[2] It first flew in 1958. The company decided to build a slightly larger three-seat production version, the JOB 15. The JOB 15 was a low-winged monoplane of composite construction with fixed tailwheel undercarriage, with a wooden wing and steel-tube fuselage covered in glass-reinforced plastic and fabric. The prototype first flew in 1960 with a 135 hp (101 kW) Avco Lycoming O-290-D2B engine. Three aircraft were built before the a more powerful version, the JOB 15-150, was built with a 150 hp (112 kW) Avco Lycoming O-320-A2B engine. After 11 15-150s had been built an improved version, the JOB 15-150/2, was introduced and ten were built before production ended in the late 1960s.

The restoration of this airplane was done completely by RAR:
  • Fabric covering of wings
  • Fabric covering of fuselage
  • Instrument panel design

Manufacturer:  Josef Oberlerchner Holzindustrie
Type/Model: JOB 15-180/2
Registration: HB-KEV
Engine: 1 × Avco Lycoming O-320-A2B four-cylinder air-cooled horizontally-opposed engine
Horsepower:   180 hp
Cruise Speed:  195 km/h (121 mph, 105 kn) (economical cruise)
No. crew/passengers: 1 pilot, 3 passengers

Restoration 100%