Belite Aircraft is now offering several kit configurations of its single-seat Part 103 compliant airplane at prices starting below $8,100. These kits may also be built as a homebuilt, experimental aircraft. Subassemblies and components, many of which can be used on other types of homebuilt and ultralight aircraft, are also available so that builders can construct their aircraft in stages, according to officials with the Wichita-based company
Kits and parts can be purchased on the online store, accessible through the Belite website.
Belite also has unveiled its new carbon fiber “hybrid” tailfeathers, which are lighter, stronger and less expensive than steel equivalents, according to company officials, who note quoted kit prices include these new tail feathers. Original steel tailfeathers are also available at higher prices.
For those builders seeking to register their airplanes as experimental, Belite kits are expected to comply with the FAA’s new experimental aircraft ruling, AC 20-27G. Belite expects a favorable ruling in the first quarter of 2010. (Part 103 assembly does not require compliance to the new FAA ruling.)
Kits include required parts and subassemblies for a Belite 254 aircraft, firewall aft. Carbon fiber wing options are available as well.
“A kit with a complete finish welded fuselage, along with a VFR instrument panel, is available for a little less than $13,000, as well,” noted James Wiebe, CEO.
Kit subassemblies are also available for tail feathers, wings, landing gear, fabric, fuselage, panel/electronics, flaperons, windshield, flight control, fuel system, struts and composites, as well as powdercoating and crating.
For more information: 316-253-6746 or BeliteAircraft.com.