The Lo Camp is on display here at Sun’n Fun this week, and boy, is it a beauty in a nostalgic sort of way. Cream colored with blue trim, this is a new homebuilt kit that is currently in phase 1 testing in Wisconsin. It was trucked to Florida for its debut because the company is still trying to complete its Phase 1 testing, a process slowed down by the Midwestern winters weather this year. Kitplanes hopes to fly it in a few months and will bring you a complete flight review in a coming issue.
Meanwhile, picture a classic two-hole, low-wing monoplane with leather trim on the cockpits, wooden instrument panels, and brass bezels on the gauges. But the best part – did we mention the round engine on the front? The Lo Camp is powered by the Rotec Radial, a modern incarnation of the classic radial engine that we see cropping up on more and more airplanes. The Lo Camp is a European design being imported for kit builders here in the US, and is of conventional tube and fabric construction. The wing was designed originally with a wooden spar and ribs, but this has been changed to an aluminum design (with fabric cover) to ensure consistency.
If you’re the kind of pilot looking for a classic machine and considering building another Cub, we think this might be an enticing alternative that might turn a lot of heads at the next pancake breakfast!