“We’ve listened to customer concerns about price, build time and ease of construction. The SkyDock offers Part 103 legal ultralight flying at an affordable price without sacrificing performance or the technology that is a part of the Belite reputation, ” said James Wiebe, president/CEO of Belite Enterprises.
The strutless low-wing design offers efficient, low drag, low-speed flying, he said. Wings detach for storage or transport. There are no lift struts and no jury struts for easier assembly and less drag while flying.
Various engine options are available, he noted.
Construction is easy — wood and aluminum parts are precision-cut utilizing CNC, Wiebe said. No welding is required. Fiberglass and carbon fiber are used for reinforcement.
Belite Enterprises is funding the final development of the SkyDock design on KickStarter. Participants will receive rewards and a substantial discount on the price of a kit. The kit is priced at $3,995 on Kickstarter. The KickStarter project opens this week for four weeks.