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The CHIPPER SS can be built as either Ultralight Part 103 or as Experimental Amateur Built (EAB). Below are the specifications for each. 

Specifications - Ultralight Mode

With Polini Thor 250 engine - 36 HP 

Takeoff Roll: 100’ (sea level, standard conditions, gross weight)

Landing Roll:  80' (sea level, gross weight)

Climb Rate:  400 fpm (sea level, standard conditions, gross weight)

Maximum Crosswind Component:  determined by pilot skill level

Cruise Speed:  45 to 62 mph, depending on configuration:

-- Large tires slow the aircraft

-- Unfaired lift struts slow the aircraft

-- Installing a cowl speeds the aircraft

Fuel Burn @ Cruise Speed: 2.1 GPH

Maximum Fuel:  5 gallons

Seating: Single seat

Range:  100+ miles, no reserve

Gross Weight:  484 pounds (user may raise gross weight under Part 103; there is no legal requirement for any set value)

Empty Weight:  244 pounds with aluminum spars and lightweight tires and Polini Thor 250 engine

Vne:  72mph

Stall Speed: <=28 mph @ gross weight

Wing Area:  113 square feet

Wingspan:  26' 3"  

Airfoil Design: Proprietary

Access / Cargo: Dual door, large cargo compartment

Design Factor:  +6/-3 ultimate load; +4/-2 flight load

Maximum Pilot Weight:  250 pounds

Maximum Cargo Weight:  TBD

Recommended Engines

--1/2VW (<82 pounds); must use carbon fiber spars, small tires & rescue parachute to meet weight requirements under Part 103

Note: Turtledeck is included.  

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Primary Build Materials Utilized for BOTH Ultralight and Experimental (EAB)

-- Honeycomb Aluminum

-- Honeycomb Fiberglass

-- Aluminum

-- Baltic Birch plywood

-- Foam

-- Fiberglass

Aircraft OPTIONS
for BOTH Ultralight and Experimental (EAB)

-- Tricycle gear 

-- Hand toss parachute 

-- Folding wings (no cost option) 

-- Doors 

-- Cowl 

-- Carbon Fiber spars 
    (saves 11 lbs.) 

-- Polini Thor 250 Dual Spark,
   water cooled, internally
    geared, 2 stroke engine 

-- E-Prop ground adjustable
    propeller

Tailfeather Assembly Manual

Cabin Assembly Manual

Specifications - Experimental (EAB) Mode

With Rotax 503 engine

Takeoff Roll 120' (sea level, gross weight)

Landing Roll 100' (sea level, gross weight)

Climb Rate:  600 fpm (sea level, standard conditions, gross weight)

Maximum Crosswind Component:  determined by pilot skill level

Cruise Speed:  50 to 70 mph, depending on configuration:

-- large tires slow the aircraft

-- unfaired lift struts slow the aircraft

-- installing a cowl speeds the aircraft

Fuel Burn @ Cruise Speed: Determined by engine selection

Maximum Fuel:  Determined by builder

Seating: Single seat

Range:  200+ miles, no reserve

Gross Weight:  650 pounds (user may raise gross weight under Part 103; there is no legal requirement for any set value)

Empty Weight:  330 pounds with aluminum spars and lightweight tires.

Vne:  80mph

Stall Speed: <=32 mph @ gross weight

Wing Area:  113 square feet

Wingspan:  26' 3"  

Airfoil Design: Proprietary

Access / Cargo: Dual door, large cargo compartment

Design Factor:  +4/-2 flight load

Maximum Pilot Weight:  250 pounds

Maximum Cargo Weight:  TBD

Recommended Engines: Hirth F23, Rotax 503, others TBD

Note: Turtledeck is included.  

dowloadspecs.jpg

Aircraft OPTIONS
for BOTH Ultralight and Experimental (EAB)

-- Tricycle gear 

-- Hand toss parachute 

-- Folding wings (no cost option) 

-- Doors 

-- Cowl 

-- Carbon Fiber spars 
    (saves 11 lbs.) 

-- Polini Thor 250 Dual Spark,
   water cooled, internally
    geared, 2 stroke engine 

-- E-Prop ground adjustable
    propeller

Primary Build Materials Utilized for BOTH Ultralight and Experimental (EAB)

-- Honeycomb Aluminum

-- Honeycomb Fiberglass

-- Aluminum

-- Baltic Birch plywood

-- Foam

-- Fiberglass

Cabin Assembly Manual

Tailfeather Assembly Manual

The CHIPPER SS (Single Seat)