The FAA National Kit Evaluation Team (NKET) recently concluded its evaluation of the Kitfox Series 7 Super Sport Aircraft, noting it meets the 51% rule.
In a letter dated July 21, Terry Allen, manager of the FAA Production and Airworthiness Division, stated that the Evaluation Team determined that the kit will “allow an amateur builder to meet the major portion requirement of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations part 21, Certification Procedures for Products and Parts, § 21.191(g),” known as the “51-percent” requirement to register the aircraft as Amateur-Built – Experimental.”
Kitfox Aircraft uses CNC routers and the standard airframe kit and control system parts are supplied completely welded to builders and supplied with all the hardware and covering system needed to complete the airframe, according to Kitfox officials.
The Kitfox Series 7 Super Sport is the latest model of the Kitfox that was introduced in 1984. This newest model has a maximum gross weight capability of 1,550 lbs and can still be operated as an LSA if desired, company officials said. The Series 7 can be powered with a wide choice of engines from the Rotax 9 series, Continental O-200, IO-240, Lycoming O-235, O-233, Jabiru 3300, Rotec R2800 Radial. Many Kitfox builders are utilizing other choices from UL-Power, Corvair and the Viking Honda engines, company officials said.
For more information: 208-337-5111, KitfoxAircraft.com