Belite Aircraft is developing two variants of its FAR Part 103 compliant, ready-to-fly airplane.
To meet the demand for an affordable, straight-forward, and lightweight version, Belite is offering the Model 254 in a Ready To Fly (RTF) configuration for $29,995. The “premium” version of the aircraft, which incorporates approximately 50 additional features and makes extensive use of carbon fiber to lower its overall weight, has been christened the Belite 254 CF. It is available Ready To Fly for $54,995.
The basic Belite 254 (pictured above) incorporates more aluminum and less carbon fiber than its more advanced sibling and eliminates some non-essential options, according to company officials. It retains the carbon fiber firewall, full span flaperons, five gallon detachable fuel tank, 5 inch wheels, brakes, electric start, full lexan windshield and sunroof, fiberglass cowling, flight instrumentation, electric start, electric fuel gauge, and much more. Powered by a 30 horsepower engine, it also offers foldable wings and a flying weight of 242 pounds.
The Belite 254 CF (pictured below) includes carbon fiber spars and ribs, hydraulic brakes, aluminum wheels, full flight instrumentation, built in transceiver, 45-hp engine, and a “Gizmo” dock for incorporation of a portable GPS. It also includes a ballistic, full-aircraft parachute system, a “skinned” aft fuselage and a Stewart Systems covering system.
Company officials expect to unveil a Belite 254 kit later this month. Delivery positions for kits or finished, ready-to-fly airplanes may be reserved with a deposit of $2,500.
For more information: 316-253-6746 or BeliteAircraft.com