View Full Version : Web sites to purchase 103 ultralights, plans, kits or assembled ultralights

02-22-2012, 09:53 AM
The websites that I have gone to all have everhthing but current for sale items. They list sold planes from 10 years ago or list parts or some other crap that I am not interested in.
Any good sources for planes?

02-22-2012, 05:16 PM
Try http://part103.org

For used planes, try http://barnstormers.com

02-23-2012, 06:51 AM
CGS Hawk has a 103 UL kit or complete airplane. http://www.cgsaviation.com/

02-24-2012, 07:41 PM
Skysurf60, funny I found the same thing. Wasn't looking for a 103 kit but looked at Challenger, CGS, Excalibur and so on ordered the Challenger DVD, computer woundn't play it...Information is still printed literature was 2011 and the DVD played on the television and looked like 80-90's footage. Other websites look about the same...old information web searchs showed clubs back around 2005. All the the articles promoting these planes show magazines dating back. I just figured I am 10 years too late, as usual. tlim

02-24-2012, 08:35 PM
Take a look at the Kolb Firefly...

Timm Bogenhagen
02-29-2012, 10:59 AM
Try this link for a directory of possibilities,

Norman Langlois
03-01-2012, 03:35 PM
This is older but he still offers plans
This is the set I purchase 8 years ago and used to reference my build. One of the three options is suppose to be 103 compliant

Jim Hann
03-01-2012, 07:21 PM
Try this link for a directory of possibilities,

Timm, Weedhopper is out of business but still listed. Skysurf60, www.freeweedhopperplans.com has free B model plans that are okay, but they have Model 40 plans that are first rate for $25 if you have them e-mailed to you and print them yourself. The gent running the site put a lot of hours into the 40 plans, check them out.

an old ultralighter.

Timm Bogenhagen
03-02-2012, 09:19 AM
Jim, Thanks for the information. I will get the list updated.

03-29-2012, 09:01 PM
Bought a '84 flightstar pioneer off barnstormers last summer.... So far very happy with purchase and plane.

Jim Heffelfinger
03-30-2012, 02:10 PM
Part 103 planes have had a hard hit since 2005. There is plenty of what went wrong stories and I am sure moderator Tim B can easily do that.
So let's look at what was part 103 and where they might be right now -
Part 103 had reached a base of aircraft by 2000. Many had come and gone by then.
Survivors - TEAM with the Ison designed aircraft - now in limbo between owners. - wood
Fisher Flying Products - now out of Canada has the FP-series - also wood.
Quad City Challenger I - careful weight control + engine selection
sorry I missed others...
All of these require great diligence to make weight - using the lightest paint (acrylic), no build it better diversions from the plans, light wheels and tires, minimal panel and creature comforts - engines: singles and only the lightest twins will work.
"New" players include Belite and Valley Engineering

Challenges - Rotax looking at the market is now discontinuing the 503 engine as well as all smaller ones. No worries there are plenty of inventory and spares to go around for a long time.

Smaller engines needed for weight making are not as exciting a ride at 500 fpm.

04-01-2012, 09:12 AM
What is the latest with TEAM? I lost track of them when I sold my MiniMax.