We want you to succeed! We’re here for you every step of the way. Whether we’re building you your dream machine or you’re building your own part by part, you can count on our support 100%!
We do what we do because we LOVE it! There is nothing more we want than to share the gift of flight with the world. Trust us, we’re not making a fortune over here. If we could pay the bills with passion, we’d be driving Koenigseggs to our day jobs!
We do offer a deposit and payment plan that fits most builders. We require a 30% deposit to secure your serial number and spot in the production line. When the airframe is fully welded and ready for powdercoating 20% is due. Finally, at time of shipping the final 50% and shipping charges are due.
Typically with the production line logs these payments are spread out by a few months.
Lead time can vary during different seasons, and with our business ever growing sometimes the wait time can require a bit of patience. Give us a call or write an E-mail and we’ll be able to let you know the current lead time.
Here we go again with the legal jargan, FAR Part 103.1 states:
For the purposes of this part, an ultralight vehicle is a vehicle that:
(a) Is used or intended to be used for manned operation in the air by a single occupant;
(b) Is used or intended to be used for recreation or sport purposes only;
(c) Does not have any U.S. or foreign airworthiness certificate; and
(d) If unpowered, weighs less than 155 pounds; or
(e) If powered:
(1) Weighs less than 254 pounds empty weight, excluding floats and safety devices which are intended for deployment in a potentially catastrophic situation;
(2) Has a fuel capacity not exceeding 5 U.S. gallons;
(3) Is not capable of more than 55 knots calibrated airspeed at full power in level flight; and
(4) Has a power-off stall speed which does not exceed 24 knots calibrated airspeed.
If you stick to our Kit Packages, don’t get crazy with coats of primer and paint there is no reason to worrie about going over 254 or 278lbs with a rescue chute. If you’re planning on building an Experimental Aircraft here are a few different paths to take. One route is registering it as an Experimental Amateur Built (EXP-A/B). The FAA defines Amateur Built as “…the major portion has been fabricated and assembled by persons for their own recreation or education.” This kind of build just sounds like too much fun.
Expect to spend anywhere between $12,000-$30,000 for a brand new Badland kit. You can expect to spend another $2000-$6500 for the firewall forward parts unless you have an engine laying around. If you share your budget with us we will squeeze every bit of airplane into it as possible.
Annual inspection cost you ask? Where we’re going Marty, we don’t calculate annual inspection costs.
Since unltralights aren’t registered aircraft, you don’t need an airwothiness certificate. FAR Part 103 states:
(a) Notwithstanding any other section pertaining to certification of aircraft or their parts or equipment, ultralight vehicles and their component parts and equipment are not required to meet the airworthiness certification standards specified for aircraft or to have certificates of airworthiness.
Does this mean you should jump in your Badland every Saturday Willy Nilly and go zipping around? Um, no. We recommend learning how to do basic regular maintenance on your craft and doing a thorough inspection on your own annually. If you’re not feeling confident, give us a call. We’ll walk you through it or even pay you a visit and give you a hand if needed.
Absolutely! We will build your Badland Aircraft Kit to ANY level of completion that meet your skill level, time allowance, and budget. Literally anyway you want it we can make it happen. The sky is the limit.