WICHITA — Belite has introduced the ProCub Lite, its latest ultralight aircraft design.
This new design is designed to provide a nostalgic look while incorporating numerous manufacturing and aerodynamic advances, according to company officials.
The overall look is that of a J3 Cub, complete with accurate tail feathers and wingtips. Wingspan has been enhanced, and Hoerner technology has been incorporated into the wingtips for extraordinary takeoff and feathery landings, company officials said.
• The rear fuselage is manufactured using CNC cut foam with embedded aluminum or carbon fiber longerons and supports.
• For safety and ease of assembly, the cabin is manufactured from Belite’s crash-proven CNC aluminum structure.
• The wing is manufactured either from classic spar and rib construction, or from CNC cut foam. All wings feature the rounded Hoerner wingtips.
• The turtledeck (upper rear fuselage) is also CNC cut foam, and provides a smooth, aerodynamic structure complete with nostalgic half moon windows.
The aircraft has been engineered to support a new engine, the Polini Thor 250 with water cooling, geared reduction and 36.5 hp.
In kit form, the ultralight is priced $11,995, including everything required to build the aircraft firewall back, with the exception of glue, rivets, and covering materials. Brakes, wheels, tires, spring gear and cowling are included.
In Ready To Fly form, the ProCub Lite may be purchased complete, FAF, for $26,895. This includes a 28-hp Hirth engine with electric start, cowling, complete covering, and instruments. Other engine and option variations are available.
For more information: BeliteAircraft.com