Introduction to Ultralight Aviation

Database Of Ultralight, Homebuilt, and Experimental Aircraft

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Air Creation Ultralights

This French company produces light sport aircraft and ultralight airplanes. The company is most popular for their trikes:

  • Tanarg 912 is a powerful flex wing aircraft with Rotax 582 or Rotax 912 engine. The weight of the different modifications is around 185kg / 410 lbs. Maximum speed 140 km/h - 160 km/h. Qualifies as light sport aircraft.
  • Sypper 582 and Skypper 912 are lighter trikes that can handle more payload than the Tanarg series. The maximum speed of the different modifications is between 100 km/h and 160 km/h.
  • iFun Pixel uses a Polini Thor 250 engine. With its weight of 90 - 95 kg and maixmum speed of 11o km/h (68 mph) it qualitifes as ultralight Part 103 aircraft.

Prices are unfortunately not listed on the site so you'll need to contact the company or its distributors.

The Fisher Fleet

This company sells a lot of excellent ultralight aircraft. Here is what they offer at this time:

  • Two seat monoplanes: Dakota Hawk, Super Koala, Horizon 1 and Horizon 2.
  • Biplanes: R-80 Tiger Moth, Celebrity, Classic, FP-404, Youngster.
  • Single seat monoplanes: Avenger, FP-202 Koala, FP-303, FP-505 Skeeter, FP-606 Sky Baby.

See the full list with pictures.

The airplanes are offered in quick kit form which is said to reduce the building time with about 200 hours. But there are more options too: airframe kits, wing kits, fuselage kits, hardware kits, or even just plans.

The prices for the plans are between $300 and $400. The complete aircraft package is $8,500 for FP 303 and goes to $14,100 for the Sky Baby.

These airplanes seem quite affordable and good. Here is the official company site: http://www.fisherflying.com/