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2015 Powered Parachute Kits

Six Chuter SkyeRyder II

SkyeRyder II AB Airframe Kit Parts

SkyeRyder II AB Airframe Kit Parts

The SkyeRyder II AB is not so much a new model in our line as it is a new legal way to build and certify with the FAA. Six Chuter has been manufacturing our aircraft in “kit form” since our beginning in 1991. The Sport Pilot rules complicates the manufacturing of kits. Most manufacturers, including Six Chuter International LLC focused first on development of a fully factory assembled Special Light Sport certified aircraft, which in turn authorizes us to produce an Experimental Light Sport kit that can be up to 100% completed by the manufacturer. Our Elsa kits utilize all of the components (including engines, canopies and instruments) that our Special Light Sport unit offers.

Six Chuter has coordinated with the FAA now to offer a true “Amateur Built Light Sport” kit. This is a new option for legal certification of powered parachutes. This kit will require at least 51% of the fabrication and final assembly to be done by the builder/owner. The model designation is the SkyeRyder II AB. This name of course goes back to our very beginning. The SkyeRyder was the name of the very first Six Chuter that was entirely kit built by the buyer. The SkyeRyder is a copy of our Legend and the real difference is the degree of fabrication and completion necessary by the builder and the FAA certification process.

Six Chuter is uniquely qualified to develop this kit due to our long history of offering our aircraft in this form. The owner/builder will be provided with detailed and complete manuals as well as all of the forms and applications required to certify their aircraft as “ABLSA”. The owner builder will also be able to apply for an FAA Repairman Certificate that allows them to do their own annual inspections. The owner/builder will also be free to use their own engines, canopies and other components to complete their “Experimental Amateur Built”.

The full rolling airframe kit will start at $6,275. Six Chuter will also offer several other component kits including, engine, canopy, instruments, accessories and other options.

 

Chris Hintz first SkyeRyder II AB Customer

Chris Hintz first SkyeRyder II AB Customer

Powered Parachute Kits by Six Chuter

“A cost effective option for Kit Builders and Owners of dated equipment”

Six Chuter is one of the few manufacturers who offer builders the option of purchasing a powered parachute in phases. One or more kits are available that allow a builder to assemble a fully legal, FAA certified or Part 103 powered parachute over a period of time and within a budget that works for the owner-builder. These kits are available for the P3 Lite (either ultra light version or certified amateur built light sport) and for the Legend XL (all models and certified experimental light sport or amateur built light sport).

The rolling airframe option is also a great alternative for hundreds of powered parachute owners who did not make the January 2010 deadline established by the FAA for transitioning their two-seat ultralight powered parachutes to light sport.  If the deadline was missed there are very few options to avoid flying illegally and risking thousands of dollars in fines.  An owner of a previously considered ultralight can remove the engine, instruments, canopy and certain other components and use them on a new Legend airframe kit and have that legally certified as Experimental Light Sport.

The kits are organized into three groupings but can be modified to fit exactly what each owner-builder requires.  As an example if a builder already owns an engine that meets the requirements for certification as experimental light sport, then the engine component kit would be modified to only include the items each owner-builder wants.

The kits come “sub assembled” which means that many of the brackets and bolts are already drilled and attached to the appropriate airframe part.  This leaves the builder with a much easier task of bolting each airframe part together.  All bolts, nuts and other hardware for completing the airframe are completed.  All parts used in our airframe kits meet our ASTM standards and are the same parts that are used on a factory assembled and special light sport certified aircraft.

Kit I Rolling Airframe:

  1. All airframe parts to allow the owner to complete the airframe to “rolling” status.
  2. All molded fiberglass parts (dash and seat)
  3. Upholstery and seat belt harness
  4. Throttle and throttle installation parts
  5. Standard Gas Tank included
  6. Canopy Risers included (cable or nylon depending on the model)

Kit II Engine and Wiring:

  1. Engine of choice
  2. All parts necessary to install the engine (cooling system, oil system)
  3. Instrument system and all components required to complete the wiring
  4. Propeller

Kit III Wing

  1. Canopy of Choice
  2. Line Socks
  3. Canopy storage sack

Contrasting the FAA Options for Certifying Six Chuter Powered Parachutes (Frequently Asked Questions)

 

  Amateur Built Experimental Kit Special Light Sport
What is required to legally fly? Minimum Student Pilot

Sport Pilot to Carry passengers

Minimum Student Pilot

Sport Pilot to Carry passengers

Minimum Student Pilot

Sport Pilot to Carry passengers

Who can legally build? Anybody Anybody Only the factory
Who can repair and maintain? The owner/builder Anybody A & P Mechanic or FAA Certified Repairman with Maintenance Rating
Who can conduct the annual inspection of condition? The owner/builder is eligible for Repairman Certificate with Inspection Rating and can conduct their own annuals The owner of an ELSA can complete a 16 hour class and be issued a Repairman Certificate which authorizes them to conduct their own annual A & P Mechanic or FAA Certified Repairman with Maintenance Rating
What is the estimated time to build? 100 hours for airframe. Additional hours for instruments and engine and canopy based on experience 80 hours for airframe. Additional hours for instruments and engine and canopy based on experience Not applicable. The SLSA can only be assembled by the factory
What is the average cost to complete? Airframe $6,295. The average builder utilizing their own or used engines, instruments and canopies will average another $6,000 to $10,000 to complete $18,895 not including assembly $21,895
Can the owner modify the aircraft? The owner of ABLSA is free to use any component they desire (alternative engines, canopies and instruments), and modify the design at will. An ELSA kit can ONLY use all of the factory authorized items that are used on the special light sport version. And until it is certified they can’t make any modifications from factory design. The SLSA can only use factory provided and authorized equipment
Does the factory provide options to purchase all of the items required to complete the aircraft Yes Yes Yes

kit pricing 2015

 

 

 

 

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