Belite’s WOW plane is for sale at a special price. This award winning demonstrator aircraft has served us well for the last year. It is loaded with features and special ‘one-off’ touches which made it different, highly aerodynamic (achieving a 58MPH cruise on a 28HP engine) and a joy to fly. It's unique paint scheme has twisted heads wherever we've shown it.
NAME. We call it the WoW plane because of its amazing paint scheme and the amazing combination of features.
AMAZING PAINT SCHEME. The aircraft is painted in Insignia White from Stewart Systems, with multi-colored dots of various sizes floating off the airframe. I came up with the idea of floating dots. If you think it looks like a bread wrapper, well… hmm.
ENGINE. The engine on this plane is a NEW Hirth F33, producing 28HP. It weighs about 47 pounds, including the muffler. It uses premix oil/fuel, at a 90 to 1 ratio.
BASE AIRCRAFT KIT. This ultralight aircraft is an example of many different ideas, all built into one Belite Aircraft. Any skilled aircraft builder could make this airplane, starting with our base kit.
CARBON FIBER SPARS. This ultralight aircraft has carbon fiber spars. They are an $1800 option. They save about 9 pounds and add considerable strength.
||HYDRAULIC BRAKES. The aircraft has been fitted with hydraulic
tip brakes from Grove Aircraft. The tipbrake design is 'one-off' (not documented in our build manual), but builders are encouraged to innovate and copy what we have done.
||SPRING LANDING GEAR. The main landing gear use steel springs, replacing bungees. They make hard landings soft and also make taxiing a lot more comfortable.
LANDING GEAR ‘A’ ARMS. These are also faired and covered with fabric. So is the cross bar, under the fuselage, connecting the landing gear together.
TAIL WHEEL SPRING: Constructed from spring steel, we have them made for us by a local spring vendor.
HOERNER WINGTIPS. This aircraft was built with a one-off Hoerner wingtip design. This increases span and reduces tip vortices in flight, causing better lift and reduced drag. In other words, better performance low & slow.
HORIZONTAL STABILIZER / ELEVATOR. These control surfaces are built with an aerodynamic cross-section. This gives better control and smoother flight characteristics, due to drag reduction.
|RUDDER TAB. Note the ground adjustable rudder tab. This is another ‘one-off’ feature which I would encourage our customers to copy.
LIFT STRUTS. The lift struts are covered with streamlined plastic extruded fairings.
|| ‘Y’ CNC MACHINED LIFT STRUT FITTINGS. There are several machined parts which we make at Belite. On this airplane, the strut lift fittings at the base of the fuselage are a great example. They are hogged out of solid aluminum.
COWLING. The cowl is constructed from fiberglass, and is optional in our kits. The plane flies fine without a cowl. It also flies fine with a cowl. The cowl weighs less than 3 pounds. We do not include it in our flying weight, because it is removable for flight.
AIRCRAFT WEIGHT. The plane weighs about 275 pounds, including parachute. The legal maximum weight for an ultralight aircraft with parachute is 278 pounds.
FUSELAGE. The fuselage is constructed from our 4130 chromaloy steel.
MORE ON THE FUSELAGE SHAPE. The rear fuselage and the bottom fuselage was ‘built up’ with a series of angle aluminum longerons to add cross section shape, then covered with fabric. You can see the internal aluminum structure by looking inside the fuselage, from the cockpit. This helps make the airplane look like any other ‘real’ airplane.
- None of these prices include crating and delivery. Please ask us for a quote to your location. Our standard rate is $2.50 per mile, one way. Alternatively, you may arrange your own transportation.
- All offerings subject to your inspection. We are happy to provide pictures of any detail you desire. You are welcome to arrange to have a local A&P inspect the plane for you, should you desire.
- All offerings subject to first come, first serve.
- We may withdraw our offerings at any time.
- In all cases, an immediate deposit of $5000 is required to hold your sale, with the balance due within 7 (seven) calendar days.