Build Easy to Assemble Low-Cost Ultralight Aircraft From Kits

Building light, low-cost ultralight aircraft that are easy to fly and assemble from a kit. Includes ultralight history, aircraft information and ultralight photos.



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Team's "Air Bike" is among the less expensive rigid-wing single-seaters at $5,995.
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What any aspiring ultralight pilot wants is precisely what manufacturers have tried to give him: a rugged, dependable, safe aircraft . . . and here, strangely enough, is where FAA regulations hamper progress.
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Twin-powered parachutes such as this Paracenter ($6,300) are used for training.
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Another Team model with more conventional looks is the "Max 103" at $3,645.
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Ultralight looks like conventional aircraft
Though officially classified as ultralight, many models more closely resemble conventional aircraft in their styling and aerodynamics.
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1. Assembling an Ultralight kit.
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Ultralight landing gear
Landing gear can range from classic tricycle gear to amphibious floats.
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A recently completed ultralight kit ready for the skies, complete with a Rotax 503 engine (top left) mounted on the front of the aircraft. The sailcloth on the wings of this kit has been coated with polyurethane to reduce porousness of the wings and the resulting drag. Cruising speed of the Flightstar is approximately 70 mph. (top right) Airspeed indicator, altitude, and basic engine temperature gauges are all the information an ultralight pilot needs. (PHOTOS: KIT KITTLE)
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2. Assembling an Ultralight kit.
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