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13brv3

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Greetings,

Has anyone heard or seen any recent news for the Just Aircraft Ultralight? https://justaircraft.com/just103/ They announced it a couple years ago, and the last real press I saw was from around May 2018. There was talk of some kits being shipped to select people for evaluation, to be followed by normal sales. Was it even at SNF or Oshkosh this year?

The boom tube was supposed to be replaced by a more conventional 4130 structure, but I haven't found any pictures of that change. I could get really interested in this if the wings fold like their other aircraft.

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Rusty
 

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Believe it or not, I just spoke to Troy about ten minutes ago, and he said he had been out flying it this weekend :)

We were speaking about a totally different airplane, so I don't have any other informaiton about the ultralight.
 
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Well that's encouraging. They're just on the other side of the mountains from me, so I'll eventually get over there to bug them. It would be great if they'd offer it as a scratch build option as well, but it didn't sound like that was likely. I need the TIG practice :)

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Rusty
 

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13brv3 said “ It would be great if they'd offer it as a scratch build option as well, but it didn't sound like that was likely. I need the TIG practice :)

This looks an awful lot like an Airbike with tundra tires. Get plans and components here: Jordan Lake Aero
The plans are really nice. Most of the parts and even the fuselage is drawn full size. They sell the fiberglass components at a very reasonable price as well.
 

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Looks like the webpage has been updated and says they will be contracting with Top Rudder Aircraft LLC. Looks like that company now has a Facebook page with some pics. Potential progress.
 

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They said they are also introducing an amateur built aircraft called the RUCKUS along with the 103solo.

 
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The webpage has detailed performance numbers for the FAR103 but not as of now for the heavier Ruckus model.
Lots of options including seaplane upgrade, flaperons and slats for the Ruckus.

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It would be great if they could find a way to make the wings fold back. I don't see that mentioned anywhere for either model. It would be more of a challenge for the narrow fuselage, and the part 103 version likely can't afford the weight, but it would be a real added bonus for the EAB version.
 

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$US25K? Cab get Sport Pilot legal `coupe for that! Yes; no medical required!!
My thoughts exactly. Merlin Lite Part 103 is even more. With the coming changes for Light Sport aircraft, there should be lots of options in this price range. I hope there is a buyer's market in LSA soon.

BUT, that said, for some the lack of FAA oversight for Part 103 is worth the money. I hope the Just 103 sells like hotcakes.
 

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Just Aircraft isn't the company selling it.
 

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Does not seem to be part of their main page line up yet - you have to do a search of them saying part 103 to find it "just aircraft part 103" to get to that page!
Pretty Clear for those who read the article from Dan Johnson just posted.
“Our 103 Solo is manufactured by Top Rudder Aircraft LLC, not Just Aircraft LLC,” explained associate Amy Minnich. (If her name sound familiar, her parents — Steve and Debbie Minnich — run Evektor dealership, Dreams Come True, so she grew up helping run the aviation enterprise. Learn a little more about Amy and the Evektor business in this video.)

“Just Aircraft is a subcontractor for our new company,” Amy continued. “Just Aircraft is a sister company to Top Rudder Aircraft LLC because Troy Woodland is part owner of both companies. Top Rudder Aircraft LLC is a family business with Troy’s eldest son as the other partner in the business.”
 

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