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    LiteSport II

    Free Bird Innovations, Inc.
    1380 Legion Road
    Detroit Lakes, MN 56502
    United States

    Phone: 218-844-5914

    http://www.flyfbi.com
    salesdept@flyfbi.com

    CATEGORY:
    Type Fixed-wingSport-Pilot Compliant Yes
    Status No Longer Sold
    Categories
    PERFORMANCE:
    Max Speed (mph) 80Service Ceiling (ft) 10000
    Cruise Speed (mph) 75Rate of Climb (fpm) 800
    Stall Speed (mph) 32Takeoff Distance (ft) 250
    Range (statute mi) 160Landing Distance (ft) 150
    POWERPLANT:
    Engine Rotax 503
    Design Horsepower 48H.P. Low Range 48
    Fuel Capacity (US Gal.) 8.5H.P. High Range 80
    DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT:
    Empty Weight (lb) 375Useful Load (lb) 525
    Gross Weight (lb) 900
    Wing Area (ft2) 142Length (ft) 15.2
    Wingspan (ft) 26Height (ft) 5
    DESIGN:
    Wing Design HighFolding Wings No
    No. of Seats 2Tandem No
    Cockpit Width (in) 22
    Landing Gear Tricycle
    Materials
    KIT AND PLANS:
    Kit Available YesQuick-build Available Yes
    Plans Available YesIncludes Engine No
    Beginner Build Time (hrs) 350Number Built & Flown 352
    Kit Cost ($US) $3,895Plans Cost ($US) $185
    Build Cost Range $10,000 - $15,000
    COMMENTS:
    Still supporting current kit owners.