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Lightsport Aircraft Pilot is a directory of aircraft that generally fit into what are described as ultralight aircraft, advanced ultralight aircraft, light sport aircraft, experimental light sport aircraft, experimental aircraft, amateur built aircraft, ELSA or homebuilt aircraft in the United States and Canada. These include weight shift aircraft, more commonly known as trikes, powered parachutes, and powered para-gliders.

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The Zipster Ultralight Biplane packs a lot of performance in a small package.

When equipped with the Hirth F 33 or Compact Radial Engines MZ34 engine the Zipster is a legal part 103 ultralight in the U.S., weighing in at 249 lbs complete with wheel pants.

If you are looking for higher performance in the experimental category, the Zipster is capable of handling the Rotax 503 or equivalent Hirth, Compact Radial Engines, 1/2 VW, 1/3 Corvair and "Big Twin" engines.

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The Zipster was originally designed by Ed Fisher of Raceair Designs over 22 years ago and in 2004 and received "Ultralight Grand Champion" honours at the 2004 Oshkosh Air show!

The fuselage and tail section are 4130 chromoly steel tubing. The wings are standard tube and ladder construction with a 2 1/4 inch front spar and 1 3/4 rear spar 6061T6 Aluminum Tubes.

When up and flying as an ultralight using the Hirth F 33 engine, the builder can expect their craft to be airborne in about 200 feet, climb out at around 400 feet per minute and cruise along all day at 55 to 60 mph at 5800 rpm burning approximately 2 gallons of fuel per hour. Stall speed comes in at around 26 mph, with plenty of warning prior to it getting to stall.  The cockpit easily accommodates pilots 6' 2" tall and 220lbs.

Hart Aero offers a detailed set of construction drawings and construction manual for building of the plane from raw materials. The wing ribs template is full size, and the plans are scaled at 1 inch/12 inches.

Plans on CD are just $25 including shipping. Printed plans are just $75 including shipping!

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