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Belite Chipper - 2 seat

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PDFChipper Specs - 20 Aug 17.pdf
PDFFAA Aircraft Certification to Major Porton 51%.pdf
PDFTestimony of a demo ride in the Chipper.pdf
PDFWhat's included in Chipper Kit - 3 Jan 2018.pdf
Price $17,395.00 NZD
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Freebird Aviation Australasia is proud to be Belite Aircraft’s Australian and New Zealand Factory Dealer for their new Chipper 2-seat Kit aircraft.

Dream it, Build it, Fly it! - more than 30 Kits sold world-wide!!

Historically ultralight and experimental flying has been pursued by hobbyist and adventurers who wished to build their own planes and then fly them.

Well, Freebird Aviation A'Asia and Belite Aircraft carries on that tradition on by providing ready to build complete kits for our aircraft.

The Chipper, builds upon our years of experience and development of microlight/ultralight aicraft.

Now we offer the best qualities, design, and manufacturing technologies in this new plane while meeting all flight and design standards including exceeding Major Portion Rule required by the Experimental FAA (USA), CAA (NZ) and CASA (Australia) regulations.

Our kits combine the best engineering, machining and planning to give our customers both the confidence and the enjoyment of building their own airplane.

Building on the experiences of using innovative, low weight and quicker build technologies, Belite Aircraft is pleased to introduce its first two-seat experimental aircraft design.

“I wanted to take my wife flying in an aircraft of my own design,” explains James Wiebe,   CEO of Belite, “and implement my years of learning about aircraft structure design.

I focused on aspects of aircraft design that are really important to me and many pilots whom I’ve met. This includes: cost reduction over other designs, ease of construction, low weight, good short field performance and a variety of inexpensive two and four stroke engine options.

Coming soon:

a)      New lower cowling.

b)      Tri-cycle undercarrage.

c)      Folding wings to save hangar space or to trailer home to your shed/garage, thus save money.

 d)     Floats.

e)      Other engine options: ULPower, Jabiru, etc.

f)     Jabiru engine mount.

g)     Rotax 912 engine mount.

Chipper are Complete Kits including all hardware

Production techniques which are labour intensive add cost and time to aircraft projects. 

Our vision was to provide a complete kit which can easily be built by an individual in their garage, without special tools, and with state-of-the-art strength and build methodologies.

With the exception of engine, FWF, covering and paint, instruments and fuel tanks, everything is included in the airframe + finishing kit; and the builder gets to pick tailwheel or tricycle gear.   Sub-assemblies are also available.

Chipper is lightweight and strong, with many elements of its internal structure based on honeycomb aluminium. Lightweight aircraft cruise faster, lift more and climb faster. 

The prototype aircraft is utilising the reliable and popular four stroke Rotax 80HP 912UL engine, flight testing shows a cruise speed of 92 knots, MTOW of 560 kg all with 21" tundra tires. 

See PDF below for Chipper Specs

Climb Improvements: At a density altitude of 8500 feet, Chipper demonstrated climb performance of 530 feet per minute.  Aircraft weight was approximately 395 kgs.


Shipping, customs and GST cost are extra.

 [Locked in your Kit with a $NZ1,000 deposit, but you MUST take delivery this year.]

Note that due to changing currency exchange rates, the following prices are in $US.

The next 12 kits are priced as follows:

$US11995 - airframe kit (560 kg gross, 100HP max)

$US3195 - taildragger finishing kit (560 kg gross, 100HP max)

$US3695 - tricycle gear finishing kit (560 kg gross, 100HP max)

[This pricing is also locked in with your $NZ1,000 deposit, but you MUST take delivery this year.]

*Our 5 US gallon fuel tanks are priced at $US900 per pair.

*Our 14 US gallon fuel tanks are priced at $US1400 per pair.

*We have a cowl for the 912UL / ULS later this year, price TBD.

*We will have an engine mount kit for the 912UL available, price $US800.

*We are offering a 25% discount on any Radiant instruments to anyone who purchases a Chipper kit. 

Not including the radio / transponder / ELT, you can put together a very nice Radiant panel for <$US1K.

*We recommend  and can supply ATSM approved Bolly 3-blade propellers.

These prices do not include: engine, propeller, mount, cowl, instruments, fabric, paint, glue, shipping costs or GST  etc.

Please let us know if you're ready to fly a Chipper!

CONTACT US: to obtain a Honeycomb Sample

Visit www.chipperaircraft.com and email us at info@chipperaircraft.com

Additional Information
New Item Yes
Used Item No
Manufacturers Belite Aircraft
Model Chipper Tricycle or Tailwheel Kit
Year 2017
Serial Number ANZ #1 - 3 on
Total Time TTAF 0
Location USA
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