Homebuilt Sky Arrow

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Homebuilt Sky Arrow

Postby zaitcev » Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:45 pm

I came across an ad at Controller:
http://www.controller.com/listings/airc ... rrow-1450l

Apparently, N778AD is a newly built experimental SkyArrow. Despite the title, it was completed in 2014.

How does one even build an airplane like that? It is a composite airframe. I presume it's not like LongEZ, and major assemblies are shipped from Italy. Still, is there much gluing? What would it entail to give it a pre-purchase inspection?

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Re: Homebuilt Sky Arrow

Postby FastEddieB » Sat Feb 13, 2016 7:26 am

Lots of questions.

The 1450L appears to be a kit version of the certified Sky Arrow 650T (not Light Sport).


That is normally certificated at a higher weight than 1,320 lbs, but I suppose a builder could specify the lower weight and qualify it as Light Sport.

I imagine the kit must come with major composite structures pre-assembled.

For pre-purchase, I'd want to find someone familiar with the breed - my first call would likely be to Chesapeake Sport Pilot in Maryland. They have a lot of experience with them.

Still, an interesting find. I wonder what the asking price is.
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