Basic UltraLight Motorized welcome to the world of low-budget flying
The pictures will tell enough. Simplicity at its best again.
Robert Hovey designed this airplane to have STOL (Short Take Off and Landing) performance with a minimum of costs. It can be dismantled for transport.
Wings are made with spruce front and rear spar and the ribs are in light-alloy tubes. The leading edge (front of wing) is in foam. No ailerons. The wings warp like the Wright Brothers Airplanes. How? Well, the stick is connected to the trailing edge (wings rear) of the wings. Shifting the stick sideways makes one wings rear go up, the other go down. It truly is ... going back to the basics.
- Span: 5,48 m (18 ft)
- Lenght: 4,24 m (13' 11")
- Empty weight: 55 kg (122 lbs)
- Gros weight: 140 kg (310 lbs)
- Max. speed: 80 km/h (50 mph)
- Stall SPeed: 40 km/h (25 mph)
- Engine: 12-15 HP (8,9 - 11,2 kW)
- Seats: 1 +/- 3 g
Plans are available. http://tinkersource.com/airplanes/whing-ding-2-ultralight-airplane-plans/