# New member.. Greetings from Kentucky!

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#### Jrees

##### Member
Greetings! I am new to this site, and am looking for anyone that has experience with a Backyard Flyer ultralight. I have my ppl, have flown various 2 and 4 seaters, most training in a C-152, and am now retired and looking to purchase a 4 stroke UL tri-gear, ready to fly. My choices seem to be quite limited on a 4 stroke, but the BYF seems to foot the bill for what i'm looking for. Just trying to find someone that has flown one of these to get their opinions! Greeting, and look forward to talking to you all.

welcome

#### MotoChaos

##### Member
Welcome to the forum Jrees!

#### lake_harley

##### Well-Known Member
Not that my opinion has any merit, but have you looked at the offerings from Hummel? Choose from the 103 Ultracriser or the faster Hummelbird or H5. I hope to build a Ultracruiser, or a slightly "tweaked" version of the Ultracrusier, as soon as I finish my MiniMAX. Here's the website for Hummel so you can have a look Hummel Aviation At least the Ultracriser and Hummelbird can be built with the tailwheel in the front

Oh, and welcome to the forum! Not knowing what part of KY you're from, we may not be too far apart, or quite a distance apart.....I'm in Southeast Missouri.

Lynn

#### Jrees

##### Member
No, i'm not planning on keeping something in a trailer, hopefully i will be able to fit one in with a buddy at the Falmouth, Ky. (K-62) airport. He has a twin, and said that there may be room for me to fit in something fairly small there. I'm located in the northern Kentucky area, about 35-40 minute drive from Cincinnati. I am not a builder, do not have room anywhere to build, so i'm looking for something to buy and fly. Thanks for the advise, and i will check out the Hummel site.

#### Vipor_GG

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It's kind of pricey and has a two stroke engine, but I think the Hiperlight SNS-8 is a cool plane for a ready to fly ultralight.

#### Jrees

##### Member
The more i read about 2 strokes, the less i would trust one. Some people have had good luck with them, but i think i'd rather take my chances with a 4 stroke. I will check out the Hiperlight though, i have been researching everything UL and LSA.