The StarLite, a Mark Brown-designed composite aircraft, was marketed in the 1980s as an inexpensive single-seat sport plane available as conventional or tri-gear. It was featured by KITPLANES magazine in December '86. Powered by a 43 hp Rotax 2-stroke engine, it provided a cruise speed of over...
In 2016 Russ Emanis's composites workshop at Airventure laid up a carbon Star-Lite in the original Mark Brown forms. Mark Brown sold said forms to another gentleman who has thus far used them for one or two carbon Star-Lites.
Somewhere (maybe the Star-Lite forum?) I saw some mention of tentative plans to offer new carbon kits. At any rate, the original forms still exist.
Perhaps someone else knows more?
EDIT: The molds are now owned by Brian Burghgrave, who finished a very nice fiberglass Star-Lite in 2010:
Visitors to the Experimental Aircraft Assn.’s (EAA) AirVenture 2016 (July 25-31) will have the opportunity to attend a reprise of last year’s multi-day infusion processing demo, again sponsored by Innegra Technologies (Greenville, SC, US).
Many years ago I helped someone build a Star-Lite. I've considered gently lobbying Mr. Burghgrave for another set of parts.
ANOTHER EDIT: I don't remember where I saw something about the carbon Star-Lite.
I was hoping to find something more definitive. For example, the actual measured empty weight, measured stall speed, etc. Not saying that the stated numbers are not real, but I find that there frequently is a difference between claimed specs / performance, and actual.