Carlson Sparrow Ultralight Airplane Part 103. Purchased this airplane as a partially built aircraft.
It is an awesome little aircraft and a blast to fly. It flies and lands easily. Ultralight aircraft don"t require a pilot license but it is recommended that a person get some training since it flies just like a regular airplane. Total time on air frame and engine is approximately 65 hours but fly it fairly frequently so it may change.
Rotax 277 engine purrs like a kitten. It has an electric start with a neat mini jump start battery. Here"s a list of the brand new items that were put on it in the last year: Hegar slotted disc brake kit, tires, hand held radio, headset, tachometer/hour meter, windshield, cowling, Competition Aircraft Ground Adjustable Ultra- Prop, Harness system, Slip/Skid indicator, airspeed indicator, Comelli Emergency parachute system, and exhaust. Also just recently attached trim tabs to elevator and rudder so that it flies hands off at cruise speed of 60 mph. Holds 5 gallons fuel. Burns approximately 2.2 gallons an hour. Stall speed 28 mph. Also includes headset and Yaesu Radio. Just installed new larger tires and wheels on mains.
This aircraft kit was designed by engineer Ernie Carlson. Its an amazing airplane with choromoly frame and aluminum wing spars and ribs. Built almost identical to a Piper Cub. Many consider it to be the best ultralight ever built and most people who see it can"t believe it is an ultralight. It is a true 3 axis controlled aircraft. This design was the Grand Champion winner at Oshkosh 1987. Comes with complete blueprint plans. Attached are a couple photos of a Carlson Sparrow kit to show the quality of the build of the wings and framework.
It is a beautiful awesome little airplane and the reason I am considering selling is so that I can get a 2 place light sport aircraft. My wife is interested in flying with me since she saw how much fun I was having. Feel free to email with any questions, additional photos, etc. I can also send pictures of factory built frame and aluminum wings so you can view the quality of construction. Compare to some of the ultralights being sold today for $20,000 - $30,000. Can send video of flying aircraft if requested. When you see it in person you will be very impressed. It lacks nothing and is ready to fly. Wings can be removed for transport. The airplane includes a brand new Comelli emergency parachute system. Will demonstrate flight to buyer here at the beautiful Libby, Montana airport where the classic forest firefighting movie "Always" was filmed. Buyer may make final sale determination upon inspection. In other words, you may come and look before making final payment and return of deposit if unsatisfied. Happy Flying!
Current date: 2019-12-05