The new plane is an updated version of the Kitfox Speedster, introduced at AirVenture 1992.
According to company officials, the plane created quite a bit of excitement at the show, especially as it was flown almost daily by the late Jimmy Franklin in a low altitude acrobatic routine.
Working from the Kitfox S7 Super Sport, Kitfox has created the 2017 Speedster, a clipped wing, aerodynamically refined taildragger.“With Rotax fuel-injected power, the 2017 Kitfox Speedster is significantly larger and faster than its earlier namesake, with a great useful load and excellent short field performance,” company officials said in a prepared release. “With clipped wings and other refinements, the handling can only be described as ‘acro-like.'”
The new plane will be on display at this year’s AirVenture, which is slated for July 24-30, 2017, at Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH) in Oshkosh, Wis.
John McBean, President of Kitfox Aircraft does offer one word of caution: “Be sure to bring some napkins, drooling is to be expected.”
He also hints that more surprises may await those who make the AirVenture pilgrimage this year.