Our Superlite, winner of Sun N Fun 2010 Grand Champion Ultralight, is now at Airventure Oshkosh with an improved paint scheme and many improvements to the airplane. I am now calling it the Black Dragon Superlite, and it is one very sharp and powerful airplane. I’ve posted a new photo suite on Belite’s Flickr account of the Black Dragon.
This particular aircraft currently has some small enhancements on it:
Vortex Generators (reduce stall speed)
Prop spinner (looks sharp)
Glove tray with drink holder (looks sharp, finally provides a place to hold that can of pop and GPS while flying around)
Electric trim (allows inflight elevator trimming, great safety feature and allows hands off photography)
Machined aluminum fittings
and I will be flying it at Oshkosh.
Here’s all of the other options on this particular plane and how it’s priced:
|1||Basic Airplane. 28HP engine. Ready to fly! Taildragger configuration.||yes||24995||24995|
|2||Carbon Fiber wing upgrade saves weight.||yes||2200||2200|
|4||Trailer kit (4 steel support struts)||yes||250||250|
|6||Lithium Polymer starter battery and charger||yes||350||350|
|11||Disc brake set, installed||yes||400||400|
|14||Steel spring gear upgrade||yes||350||350|
|21||Larger Flaperons increase wing area by 2 feet.||yes||200||200|
|24||SUPERLITE — Swap to F33 Hirth Engine with recoil start||yes||2760||2760|
|26||Delete the original wood panel and gauges.||yes||-500||-500|
|28||Belite Half Panel – 4 instruments, wired, installed||yes||600||600|
|29||Install Fuel Sender in fuel tank, wiring||yes||200||200|
|30||Electric Elevator trim||yes||200||200|
|31||Aircraft 600 pound BRS Parachute – installed||yes||3300||3300|
|32||Dragon Paint, installed||yes||4000||4000|
|33||Upgrade Cockpit to Carbon Fiber (floorboard; seatback; seatbottom)||yes||400||400|
|34||Upgrade tail spring to fiberglass composite.||yes||100||100|
We also switched the BRS parachute out to a new Second Chantz parachute that uses compressed air instead of a ballistic rocket, and this reduces the price by $1000, so this loaded demonstrator airplane is offered at $39,740.
Second Chantz appears to have a great product, I love the idea of using compressed air ejection instead of a ballistic rocket!
I thoroughly enjoy flying this airplane. If you are looking for the very finest Part 103 ultralight aircraft, you have found it.