I’ve been so busy getting our kits ready. Here’s the release which was just posted a couple of hours ago:
Wichita, KS — Belite Aircraft is now offering several kit configurations of its single-seat Part 103 compliant airplane at prices starting below $8,100, well below others in the market. 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.
Kits and Parts can be purchased on the online store, accessible through the Belite website at http://www.beliteaircraft.com. Many different Part 103 and experimental aircraft can use the parts and subassemblies available on the Belite webstore.
Belite also concurrently announces its new carbon fiber ‘hybrid’ tailfeathers, which are lighter, stronger and less expensive than steel equivalents. Quoted kit prices include these new tail feathers. Original steel tailfeathers are also available at higher prices.
For those builders seeking to register their airplane 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. “Belite’s pricing, which starts at $8,095, makes it one of the finest values in experimental or ultralight aircraft kits available today. A kit with a complete finish welded fuselage, along with an excellent VFR instrument panel, is available for a little less than $13,000, as well,” noted James Wiebe, Chief Executive Officer of Belite. “With some careful shopping of our kits and the used/new engine market, it’s possible to have a homebuilt taildragger for anywhere between $10K and $17K, depending on engine and panel,” Wiebe added.
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.
Specific features, pricing and availability, as well as additional features can be obtained by contacting Belite Aircraft at http://www.beliteaircraft.com or by calling 316-253-6746. Photographs and additional details of both versions of the aircraft are also published in James Wiebe’s blog, http://www.jameswiebe.blogspot.com, which may also be accessed through the Belite website.