Amateur built aircraft plans
1 Apr Browse through the various aircraft kits and airplane plans available for you to get started on building Metal, 2 seat, amateur built or ELSA.
Experimental amateur-built aircraft, often called “homebuilts” because they are ago to today's wide spectrum of aircraft that feature plans- and kit-built models.
We take an in-depth look at the results and recommendations issued by the NTSB.
Description:I don't expect to see dramatic changes in the industry within the next five years. Engines are most often the same as, or similar to, the engines used in certified aircraft such as Lycoming , Continental , Rotax , and Jabiru. A minority of homebuilts use converted automobile engines, with Volkswagen air-cooled flat-4s , Subaru -based liquid-cooled engines, Mazda Wankel and Chevrolet Corvair six-cylinder engines being most common. For that reason, amateur-built aircraft associations will have more specialists for this type of craft than other kinds. The midget racer class spread nationally in the US and this led to calls for acceptable standards to allow recreational use of amateur-built aircraft. Such kits are also available for the other types of aircraft construction, especially composite.