Just 103 Solo

Troy Woodland and Just 103 Solo
Troy Woodland and Just 103 Solo

Just Aircraft LLC, best known for their SuperSTOL and Highlander aircraft designs, is now demonstrating their new, 'not for sale quite yet' aircraft model in the Lightplane & Rotorcraft exhibits area at Sun n Fun.

With a model name of 'Just 103 Solo' (subject to change) this is president and designer Troy Woodland's first ultralight design with the goal of meeting the stringent limitations of Part 103 regulations.

These rules limit the aircraft to a single occupant, 5 gallons of fuel and a total weight of 254 lb. The reward for making these numbers is that no pilot's license or aircraft certification is needed to fly. While still in the testing phase at this time, Troy is providing flight demonstrations of the Just 103 Solo on the Lightplane grass strip.

While it has been traditionally difficult to produce robust Part 103 designs, the use of a Polini Thor 250 engine contributes to achieving the desired weight reduction. Troy hopes to have the aircraft ready for sale later this summer. Information is available at www.JustAircraft.com

Jon Croke

As the founder of HomebuiltHELP.com, Jon Croke has produced instructional videos for Experimental aircraft builders for over 10 years. He has built (and helped others build) over a dozen kit aircraft of all makes and models. Jon is a private pilot and currently owns and flies a Zenith Cruzer.

9 Replies to “Just 103 Solo”

  1. Looks like the engine exhaust is right in front of the radiator which is in a different location than the factory engine photos. A high radiator location would seem to simplify the water flow to the engine.

  2. I'm guessing the photo angle make the exhaust appear in front of the radiator. Still, the low radiator location looks good, but I'm still wondering about the practicality of having a low radiator. I know, P-51s had a low radiator, but this ain't no P-51! 🙂

  3. It looks like the backyard flyer...I try to get one for France but I'havent heard anything since ? I hope it is not going to stay in a drawer

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