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    Backyard Flyer vs Arolite 103

    I am new to ULs and I'm looking at these two. What are the pros an cons? Is there a better choice for a beginner? Also is there anyplace to fly a UL in SW Indiana?

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    The backyard flyer might be cheaper and easier to store during the winter when it's too cold to fly comfortably? The wing pivots for storage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike M View Post
    The backyard flyer might be cheaper and easier to store during the winter when it's too cold to fly comfortably? The wing pivots for storage.
    Both are a good choice. Aerolight 103 is in production, I think. Backyard Flyer is not.

    Can you find a good resale on a BF?

    Many differences. What is it you want?
    Nosewheel vs tailwheel?
    Pusher versus tractor?
    Four cycle versus two cycle?
    New versus used?
    Last edited by jedi; 08-14-2019 at 02:51 PM.

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    Well I would like a 4 cycle I think it would be more reliable. But is the Back Yard Flyer no longer in production?

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    Culver Props, Valley Engineering was at A/V in 2017 I believe with their new 2 seat Back Yard Flyer. I don't know anything beyond that.
    Bob

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    Valley Engineering is out of business. As an alternative you might consider the Legal Eagle. You can build what you want and there are vendors for components too. The mini-Max is a lower cost alternative to the 103. The 103 is in production and can sometimes be found for sale on various sites such as Barnstormers.
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