Belite Submits Patent for Revolutionary Inline Water Detection System for Fuel Systems

Belite Aircraft's patent pending fuel-sensor chip can detect liquid water in a fuel line before an engine coughs.

Belite Aircraft of Wichita, Kansas, announced the development of a 6 gram digital chip and probe combination sensor designed to detect liquid water in an aircraft fuel system.

Jim Wiebe, president and CEO of Belite Aircraft, introduced the product at Sun n Fun 2011. The circuit chip, with a tiny probe attached, is poised to revolutionize the safety factor of flight by setting off an audio or visual alarm in the cockpit if theĀ presenceĀ of liquid water is detected in the fuel system in-line to the cylinders while the engine is operating.

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Belite Discounts Wing Kit for Limited Time Only

Belite Aircraft is offering its wing kit at a reduced price of $999 (regularly $1430) through Monday, April 4. The wing kit includes everything needed to build two wings, with the exception of glue, fabric, flaperons and tools. Crating is $150, and truck delivery will be quoted. Continue reading "Belite Discounts Wing Kit for Limited Time Only"

Belite Adds Pricing Options

Belite Aircraft has announced two significant changes to kit pricing, a new aluminum rib wing design and a tack-welded fuselage variation, both of which cut costs.

It is now possible to purchase a Belite kit, with aluminum spars and stamped aluminum ribs, along with a tack-welded chrome-moly fuselage, tail feathers and landing gear for $10,000. Continue reading "Belite Adds Pricing Options"

Belite Instruments Discounted in August

Through August 31, Belite Electronics is offering a 10% discount on its featherweight instruments with the coupon code EAA2010 when buyers check out at the online Belite store.

Details about Belite's featherweight avionic instruments can be reviewed on the company's web site. Individual instruments weigh a half-ounce each, and the whole panel weighs less than a pound, according to the company. Instruments are available with 1.75-inch square bezels (Part 001), 2.25-inch round bezels (Part 002) or in a 3x2x1-inch enclosure that includes a 9-volt battery (Part 003). Continue reading "Belite Instruments Discounted in August"

Belite Dragon Wins Ultralight Award

Belite's Superlite Dragon won the 2010 Grand Champion Ultralight award.

Belite Aircraft was named the 2010 Grand Champion Ultralight at this year's Sun and Fun Expo in Lakeland, Florida. The award is based on innovation, appeal, ease of build and presentation. James Wiebe, CEO of Belite Aircraft, accepted the award from SnF official Leonard Kress.

This was the first appearance of Belite Aircraft at the show, with the company presenting both the Superlite and Trike versions of its FAA Part 103 aircraft. The Trike, Superlite and standard Belite 254 models are all designed to provide recreational fliers with aircraft that are easy to build and operate and that make flying affordable and accessible, even to pilots without any medical or conventional pilot's license. All are available fully assembled or buildable from a kit from the Wichita, Kansas, manufacturer. Belite ready-to-fly factory pricing starts at $25,000. Kit prices start at less than $10,000.

For more information, call 316/253-6746 or visit the Belite web site.

Belite Airplanes and New Avionics at SnF

Belite Aircraft will have two of its three models of FAR Part 103-compliant aircraft on display at the Sun 'n Fun Fly-in at Lakeland, Florida, April 13 to 18. The Belite Superlite and Trike will be sporting some new features, including several modifications to the tricycle gear version of the aircraft in response to customer inputs, the company says. You can see the airplanes at the Light Aircraft Display area, Space LP35. Continue reading "Belite Airplanes and New Avionics at SnF"