The performance numbers for Chipper, the experimental two place airplane kit from Belite Aircraft, have been updated, providing large gains in airspeed, climb rate, and range over previously released figures. Chipper is also benefiting from a gross weight increase. Continue reading "Belite Chipper Faster with Increased Useful Load"
The flying public got its first look at Belite's first licensed E-AB aircraft at the Sun 'n Fun Fly in today. As we reported last week, the Chipper recently received its airworthiness certificate, but has yet to fly, since it was almost immediately disassembled to be trucked to Florida for display. The airplane underwent minimal taxi testing before being taken apart, so it has proven that it can move under its own power. Continue reading "Belite Chipper - First Look"
Belite is showing its first two-place, experimental aircraft design this year at Sun 'n Fun. Belite's exhibit is located north of Indoor Hangar A. Continue reading "Belite's New 2-Seat Experimental "Chipper" at Sun 'n Fun North Aircraft Exhibit"
Belite Aircraft, known for simple, relatively inexpensive, single-seat airplanes, just received the airworthiness certificate for its first side-by-side, two-seat design—the "Pipper." A "clean-sheet" conventional design, the plane boasts very quick build time, taildragger or tricycle gear options, and a 380-pound empty weight (with 2-stroke engine and normal instrumentation). Continue reading "Belite's New Two Place Experimental Design Receives Airworthiness Certificate"