Dream it, Build it, Fly it!
Historically ultralight flying has been pursued by hobbyists and adventurers who wished to build their own planes and then fly them. Belite carries on that tradition by providing ready to build kits for our aircraft.
Belite currently offers kits for our UltraCub Lite planes. Our kits combine the our best engineering, machining and planning to give our customers both the confidence and the enjoyment of building their own airplane.
Our UltraCub kits use a common aluminum cabin, which is easy to assemble with pop rivets. It has many aluminum parts which are CNC machined and predrilled. You do some more drilling and riveting.
The UltraCub wings have aluminum spars, but carbon fiber spars are available as an option.
Belite Aircraft Kits are available as an FAR Part 103 ultralight aircraft and can be built as experimental. The standard Kit is a taildragger, but a tricycle gear option is available.
Aluminum Cabin and Aluminum Rear Fuselage
The Belite Kit is straightforward aluminum construction. The aluminum fuselage is a riveted construction with 6061T6 aluminum in critical areas. Other alloys are also used. The wings are built with aluminum spars and CNC cut Baltic birch ribs.
Precision CNC Machined Parts
The components in our kits are fabricated on CNC mills and routers, which in makes the parts precise and consistent. The builder can open our shipping crates and begin building the plane right away.
All of the cabin area and most of the gussets have pre-drilled holes, and the rear fuselage is pre-aligned, mostly pre-drilled and ready for you to start drilling and riveting. All main cabin bulkhead formers and gussets are CNC cut and have many pre-drilled pilot holes as well. The builder has to trim some of the cabin longerons and members, but as these lengths are short, and all formers are square, the resulting assembly process is easy and straightforward. Aluminum may be cut with carbide blade table saw, a band saw, or a hack saw.
Fits Together Like a Glove
Everything slips together and is locked in place with glue. Aluminum ribs and carbon fiber spars are also available. They are easy to build like a big model airplane wing.