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    Ultralight Designs

    Ultralight Designs

    Please post pictures, links, websites, and technical information on past or present succesfull Ultralight designs.
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    Re: Ultralight Designs

    Our other ultralight design threads are all over the place. I created this thread so we will have the definitive list on what is and what was available in the ultralight catagory.
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    Re: Ultralight Designs

    Here's the one that started it all, the Skycraft Scout, World's first commercially produced ultralight - first built in 1976. Designed and offered in kit form by Australian Ron Wheeler, seen being flown here by Cec Anderson in a typical Aussie ultralight setting - the beach

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    Re: Ultralight Designs

    Here's a link to a site which has an alphabetic list of hundreds of designs with pictures and a short description of each. Don't miss the 'Pioneers' section with a bit about each of the early designers.

    http://virtualultralightmuseum.com/index.htm

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    Re: Ultralight Designs

    Nice link Clouds. Here is another one of my favorites, the Hipps J-3 Kitten.
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    Re: Ultralight Designs

    To me, the Aerolite103 looks to be the optimum form for a ultralight. Fly103.com | Home .
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    Re: Ultralight Designs

    Ed Fishers Flitplane is a plans built ultralight. Steel tube fuselage with aluminum tube and fabric wing. Another optimum design for a ultralight.
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    Re: Ultralight Designs

    Another design from Ed Fisher, the Skylite. I have plans for this one. Very nice design. http://www.raceairdesigns.com/Conten...litePlans.html
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    Re: Ultralight Designs

    I saw this Loele ultalight at Oshkosh 95. Very impresive. It is alll wood and fabric. It uses geodetic type construction in the wing and the fuslage very simular to Fisher Flying Products designs. Aluminum tube struts. Very easy , very strong wood construction. Very light. Another optimum design for a ultralight. http://fisherflying.com/
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    Re: Ultralight Designs

    Not sure what it is, but it's ultra light. Think it's Russian.

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    Re: Ultralight Designs

    it's the pdq-2 by wayne ison, circa 1975

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    Re: Ultralight Designs

    Quote Originally Posted by lurker View Post
    it's the pdq-2 by wayne ison, circa 1975
    Bigger pics here: http://thaiaviation.com/gallery2/d/9...econd+View.jpg
    and here: http://thaiaviation.com/gallery2/d/907-1/Ultralight.jpg
    Apparently this particular one is in the Royal Thai Air Force museum in Bangkok.
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    Re: Ultralight Designs

    Ultracruiser! http://www.flyhummel.com/ultra_cruiser.htm One of the all time greatest ultralights.
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    Re: Ultralight Designs

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