Our neighbor, Don Burns, is working on one of the biggest kits we’ve seen: an Easy Riser biplane hang glider. The first page of the plans is shown above.
Don let me take a few pictures of his work in progress— the wings are hanging above his well-equipped workbench.
The plans are filled with quirky reminders and tips, the occasional misspelling, and bits of humor.
Thanks for sharing your project, Don!
2 thoughts on “A really big kit”
That’s awesom! I have one of those kits too, along with the orginal power plant, trike gear and propeller! Some parts assembled, hoping to work on it again this summer!
Aviation kits are a big thing, since if you build it yourself, you can get experimental certification, and not have to deal with the whole FAA is-this-thing-airworthy certification. You can just build her and try to fly her and see for yourself.
This sounds like a great kit. Biplanes are great, but umpty ump years ago I read an article about a fighter jet kit that cost about $500,000. Thanks to Google, I can confirm that there is such a kit. It’s the Viperjet MKII offered by a firm out in Pasco. The base kit is $185,000 or so but fully tricked out it would run about $450,000. Thank god I don’t have money like that lying around, but the specs sound great – “You won’t find very many military aircraft that have 77 knot stall speed, yet fly over 500 miles an hour.” I’m assuming the jet engine comes pre-assembled.
I hope your neighbor has great fun with the build, and even more fun flying.
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