Kolb FireFly - 12 Ultralight Aircraft that give the biggest bang for the buck!





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Published on May 6, 2014

http://www.sportaviationmagazine.com -- Kolb FireFly - 12 Ultralight Aircraft that give the biggest bang for the buck!

Coming in at #1 on our list of ultralight aircraft that give you the biggest bang for your buck is the Kolb FireFly!

The FireFly was designed to be a legal ultralight under FAR Part 103, and in our opinion is one of the safest, most fun flying ultralight aircraft on the market.

Despite the limits put on by FAR 103 the FireFly is a "real" aircraft with standard three axis cable and push-pull tube controls in a pusher configuration, with some amazing performance figures.

The FireFly when powered by a Rotax 447 still meets the weight limit of Part 103, but climbs out at nearly 1,000 feet per minute, can cruise all day long at 55 mph, can take off in less than 150 feet on a calm day and can land in about twice that distance.

The FireFly has a very gentle stall, in fact with the engine at an idle and the stick all the way back the plane just goes into a nose high mush. It has no tendency to drop a wing, and when you force it into a stall at between 25 and 30 mph it simply drops it's nose, release pressure on the stick or add power and it immediately starts to fly again.

Visibility in the FireFly is exceptional, the pilot is located in front of the wing giving him/her a 360 degree view.

The Kolb FireFly is one of the few true ultralight aircraft that can be fitted with floats and or amphib floats and still make the legal weight limit.

Kolb offers a number of kits to the builder to cut down on building time. The average builder will take between 150 and 300 hours to complete the various kits.

No special tools are required, although an air compressor, and air rivet gun are recommended. The project can be completed in the area of a one car garage.

These are just some of the reasons that we have chosen the Kolb FireFly as the ultralight aircraft and company that gives you the biggest bang for the buck.

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