What is it?

This beautiful canard plane is built out of carbon fiber and foam composite and boasts fully retractable gear and an IO-360 engine. What makes it even more special is the smart phone controls for ground operations, including electric canopy actuators. What type of plane is it?
You can see it for yourself throughout the entire show just north of the Homebuilt Tower (just north of the Federal Pavilion). Check it out!

Visit the owner's website for more information.

Louise Hose

Louise Hose is an instrument-rated, commercial pilot who regularly flies her RV-6, her husband’s RV-8, and an RV-3B and a Dream Tundra, which they built together. They live in Dayton Valley Airpark in Nevada. She also edits the monthly, free digital newsletter, The Homebuilder’s Portal by KITPLANES®.

12 Replies to “What is it?”

  1. Paint scheme for carbon fiber seems to be less restricted than fiberglass where all white is recommended.

  2. Really nice airplane!

    Herb, It depending witch epoxy system you use, and the post cure treatments.
    //Sweden

  3. A Berkut.
    I had the unique pleasure to get a demo ride from Dave Ronneberg in the original.

  4. Did you get the tail number for that Berkut? I'd love to look up more pics of this bird!

  5. Obviously it's a long ez derivative first and foremost. The design is an extrapolation I started in 1986 and first flew in 1991. . Berkut is the name it was given by my x partner. This particular kit was an all molded version with a glass fuselage , carbon fiber canopy frames , cowls , strakes , wings and landing gear. Winglets and canard cover are glass for transmissivity. Structures are wet layup epoxy with 3/8" 4.5 lb per cubic foot foam core in the fuselage and 1/4" core in all other sandwich structures. I read an earlier comment alluding to carbon being more naturally resistant to heat issues. Although it is a very stable material , it is the epoxy and core material that determines the stability of a composite structure.

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