Introduction to Ultralight Aviation

Database Of Ultralight, Homebuilt, and Experimental Aircraft

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Bell P-63 Kingcobra

This is a rare military airplane, one of the Bell Aircraft Corporation.

The Bell Aircraft ceased operation in 1976 so you won't find any recent models.

Here is a site dedicated entirely to P-63 Kingcobra.

Short specs:

  • Single engine aircraft
  • Wing span: 38ft 4in
  • Cruise speed: 378 mph

According to this site there were approximately 3,300 of these airplanes built. Only 3 are currently known to be in operation.

Gee Bee

The Gee Bee is best known for its Model R and Model Z variations. One of the most loved racing aircraft of all the time. Replicas of this airplane have been made in the recent years. Model R is probably the more popular one. Most important characteristics:

  • Empty weight of 1840 lbs (834 kg) for Model R. Not, it's definitely not an ultralight!
  • Single-seat racing aircraft.
  • Cruise speed of 260 mph (418.4 km/h) for Model R.

One of the sites that had most information about all Gee Bee models is unfortunately too old and most content is lost due to Geocities shut-down. You can have a look at the homepage here. Now the most valuable resource about Gee Bee remains Wikipedia.