|One of the best kept secrets in the industry is
the L'il Breezy. Over the past 3 years Jack Harper has been
modifying his design looking for just the right building style and
This year's L'il Breezy stood out
as one of the best two seat, back to basic, light sport aircraft at
the show. The L'il Breezy is available in kit form, taking about 150
hours to build. The wings come built ready for covering from the
factory. The fuselage comes pre-cut using lasers, with all the rivet
holes in place. No specials tools or experience are necessary to
complete the craft although a compressor and air rivet gun would
come in handy.
Controls are standard three axis stick and rudder,
with center mounted sticks and dual rudder pedals. The throttles are
located just behind and to the left of the the joy sticks. This year
Jack has added a nose fairing and windshield to the L'il Breezy,
a dash area for installation of instruments, radio etc.
A fuel gauge
runs down the front of the overhead tank. When flying solo the pilot
flies from the front seat. There is an 8 inch travel adjustment on
the rudder pedals, to accommodate larger pilots. Both seats are
equipped with a 4 point harness, consisting of a lap belt and two
The suspension system has also been changed from a
bungee cord system to a fibreglass spring leaf style landing gear.
Power is supplied by a Rotax 503 dual carb 50 hp engine. The plane
Jack was flying at the show had the shorter single place wing span.
All of the new two place models will have a 30' 6" wing span and 125
square feet of wing area.
The L'il Breezy climbs out with the 503 at between
500 and 600 feet per minute, with two 200 lbs. pilots. Cruise comes
in at 60 mph at 5500 rpm. Currently Jack has an aircraft in
production that will be mounted on floats.
For more information contact:
6580 Anvers Blvd. South
Jacksonville, FL 32210