Never flown solo or an ultralight, but just want to get in the sky as cheaply as possible and the used Ultralight market seems like shit right now. I have all the tools I need from my shitty amateur wood working, and can buy piece by piece from a local metal supplier. Any ultralight pilots out there that can give me some advice? Is this the best model to build?
>>94789>Just want to get in the sky as cheaply as possiblejoin a soaring/sailplane club or take up FPV drones.
>>95055My cousin tried to get me into FPV drones and they're fun, but that is clearly not what I mean. I also have been in a tandem glider and again I'm clearly talking about powered flight.
>>94789Go for it. If I were you though I'd still get a private pilot certificate at the very least. An ultralight can kill you just as easily as any other plane.
>>95058My local municipal airport offers a $2500 sport pilot certificate program. I would most likely do that before getting in the air. I will of course get some training before getting into the air by myself.
>>95057>I'm clearly talking about powered flight.I mean.... sort've. What you are talking about is doing touch 'n gos flying little low-altitude circles around a grass strip in perfect conditions. If that is your cup of tea, go for it I guess? but it seems a little disingenuous to get huffy about powered flight vs unpowered when you are looking at very similar missions.
>>95064I wouldn't have to be towed, I can't build a glider in my garage, it's much more expensive. I don't know why I asked on here if people are just going to compare apples to oranges.
>>95058>ultralight with a top speed of 50MPH can kill you just as easily as a mooney or a baronhurrr
>>95064>touch 'n gos flying little low-altitude circles around a grass strip in perfect conditionsI saw some dude ultralighting while I was driving through alberta one time, it is very flat there and the weather was great due to being summer but my man was sailing at a few thousand feet for surelooked insanely comfyif that's the kinda area you have around you I can imagine it would be amazing
>>96090I live in the midwest and well I'm surrounded by hilly areas, I'm in the flatest part of the state. I may have to move out to Nevada in a couple of years, but it's the flat desert part too.