How much is a Kitfox airplane?
The Kitfox aircraft is for sale by Kitfox Aircraft LLC. Prices are in the range of $22,000 for a Kitfox kit, or a Fly away Kitfox SLSA with a base price of $95,995. The Series 7 (S7) is for serious pilots that demand performance, comfort, and most of all safety.
Do you need a license to fly a Kitfox?
Do I need a pilot’s license to fly a Kitfox? Yes, a minimum of a student license is required. We The Kitfox currently in production does not qualify as an ultralight aircraft under FAR part 103.
Are kitfox aircraft safe?
The Kitfoxes have a higher rate of “Pilot Miscontrol” accidents (those related to physical control of the aircraft) and a higher rate of “Judgment Error” accidents as well. The Judgment Error difference is primarily in the “Maneuvering at Low Altitude” category.
How far can a Kitfox fly?
Introduced in 2000, the Series 6 has a useful load of up to 800 lb (363 kg), a range of over 700 miles (1,127 km) and cruising speeds of over 120 mph (193 km/h). The aircraft can be converted from tricycle gear to tailwheel and back again.
How much does a used kitfox cost?
Values. Given the scarcity of available used Kitfox airplanes, pricing will be subject to the seller’s eagerness to dispose of their plane. Expect to pay $100,000 or more for a nice Series 6 or later, down to as little as $20,000 for an old Model I or II that’s still flyable but needs TLC.
How far can a kitfox fly?
Is a Kitfox a good first plane?
Re: Kitfox and beginners The Kitfox is not hard to fly. The taildragger version may be a little more of a challenge for some people to master but the flying characteristics of all Kitfox models are very easy to love after one flight. They all fly exceptionally well once 2 inches in the air.
What is a Kitfox airplane?
Some seekers of used Kitfox airplanes have in mind one of the original designs, a diminutive fabric-covered tailwheel airplane with the bump cowl, Junkers-style external flaperons, folding wings and bungee-sprung landing gear.
How much weight can the Kitfox fly?
The way the Kitfox flies depends on whether it is lightly or heavily loaded. It is a virtual “sports car” to fly by myself and chugs around as stable as a 172 when loaded up. The cargo bay is rated for 150 pounds but you can’t get 150 pounds back there unless you are hauling gold bricks! Camping gear for two fills it up pretty fast.
Can I fold the wings on my Kitfox?
Every Series 7 Kitfox comes standard with folding wings. They can be folded within 15 minutes allowing for non-traditional aircraft storage and travel. Choose the wheel configuration that you prefer.
Can a Kitfox take off with a tailwheel?
With the tailwheel, forward visibility is somewhat blocked, but you can look to the side of the glareshield and get a good view ahead. (Optional larger Alaskan Tundra tires are available.) Speaking of the backcountry, the Kitfox can take off and land in very short distances.