Fisher Aircraft Have a Great Reputation

I came upon a post in the Yahoo forum that I would like to share. Dan Riffee posted this in 2009 when Paul owned the company.

“If anyone is thinking about building one of the Fisher’s airplanes, Do it, you will not be sorry. Great airplanes and I love building and flying wood  airplanes. I built a KR-2 in the 70’s, then a Falconar F-12, and now flying my Koala, all of them are wood. When flying a wooden airplane, you don’t have that feeling of being in a tin-can with the noise and vibration, wood is just quiet and smooth and strong. I love my little Koala and my neighbor flys the photo-type Super Koala with a R-582, it also flys great. I had so much fun building the Koala, it was sort of a let-down when it was finished, so I had to start another project.

My other neighbor has a 1947 Stampe and I have been wanting a bi-plane and Fisher’s R-80 Tiger Moth sure looks good.”

Dan N47CV

BTW– Paul didn’t ask me to write this smile emoticon

I hear this all of the time from builders and flyers of Fisher Aircraft. I am very pleased that Fisher aircraft enjoy such a great reputation as solid flyers and as generally loveable, low cost aircraft.


High School Aviation Program Uses Fisher Aircraft

I want to give a Shout Out to Rick Menanno and his students at Saint Edmund Campion Catholic Secondary School in Brampton. Rick runs an Aviation Manufacturing course and has attracted many bright students to the class which is building a Fisher FP-202 Koala!

The FP-202 Koala is the second aircraft the program has worked on. The previous FP-202 Koala was purchased as an incomplete kit. With the assistance of the previous owner of FFP the aircraft was completed and displayed in the foyer of the school for all to see.

This program teaches the students the basic theory of flight and basic aircraft structures and controls. It prepares the students who are interested in a career in aviation by establishing the foundation of aviation knowledge in early high school rather than at the beginning of college.

I have been able to chat with the students and answer their questions and give them a brief history of the designs and the company.

I have invited the Aviation teacher at another local high school to come to the shop to see if we can get another build program started. They seem enthusiastic about coming to see the shop and discuss the aircraft kits we manufacture.


Poilini THOR Dual Spark Engines

We have been talking with Polini about being a distributor for their THOR aircraft engines. These little single cylinder engines are very light and give the single cylinder Hirth F-33 engine a run for it money. The Polini is very comparable in weight to the Hirth but produces 36.5 Hp versus the Hirth’s 28 hp. This engine would work very nicely on our smaller aircraft and they have a proven reliability.

If anyone is interested in these engines we would like to work with you on getting one in one of our aircraft.


Website Status Update

Hello from the Nest,

I want to take a minute to discuss the website. I received an e-mail from a potential customer this morning stating ” I can’t get any info about your aircraft, except prices. I’d like to check specs to find my best fit. Fix the site. You may be losing more than me as a customer.” Please call me or send an email to if you have needs that are not met by the current website. I would be more than happy to get you the information you seek.

I have been working on a complete website re-design as a result of the old website crashing around the 21st of September. I have to thank Dave Hill for cluing me in to the fact that it had crashed. This was the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back. The old site was written Joomla which is a real pain to work with and it liked to crash when being updated.

We decided then to completely re-design the site in WordPress. First though, we had to get something up on the URL so that  people at least knew that it was under construction. It was not great timing in the grand scheme of things because it was reinforcing the perception out there that the company was still up for sale instead of it having been sold.

We have been able to put a bunch of the old content back into the site but we are not back to the level where all of the specific aircraft information and photos have been loaded.

I will be meeting with my web guy early next week to get the reloading process back on track.

Another area that we have been working on is a Forum section. I would like to host the Fisher forum on my site rather than having it on Yahoo Groups. There is quite a story around the Yahoo group and with the constraints placed on the group with the loss of the original owner and the inability to find the passwords it seems time to have that platform dropped and the members move into a new home.

The new forum site will operate at arms length from myself. There will be a couple of moderators from the current group. I will have no say as to what gets posted. I will be happy to read the good and the bad. This information will tell me what needs to be improved. My goal is to build a better company.

I hope this helps everyone understand where we are and where we want to be with the website. I have many ideas for the site and the company in general but I have to work on them one at a time and do a good job.




New Customers and New Year’s Greeting

I am happy to welcome Alberto Espitia from Colombia (QB Classic) and Francesco Bisanti from Italy (Celebrity) to the Fisher Family! These orders are going to kick the shop into high gear in the new year.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank ALL of our customers who ordered parts, sub-kits and accessories over the last 8 months. You have been instrumental in helping us re-launch Fisher Flying Products at its new location in Dorchester Ontario. Please stop in and see us if you are in the area. Happy New Year to the Fisher Family from the Nest!!

Successful Kit Delivery

John Chocolas just received his Dakota Hawk Hardware Kit. He had some kind words to say about his purchase.

“Dave – The second shipment arrived yesterday…Everything seems ok…I certainly appreciate all the help and the trouble you have taken for me. Thanks for all you’ve done, and if the need ever arises for a reference, you can use my name, phone # or e-mail address. John

Thanks for the kind words John. We both learned a great deal about the shipping process through this transaction. I look forward to seeing your Dakota Hawk come together and fly.


FP-505 Skeeter Company Demonstrator For Sale



Fisher Family!

We have decided to sell the FP-505 Skeeter that we have been using as a demonstration display piece at Oshkosh. This aircraft is partially built. It has a mostly completed fuselage that is on its gear. It is not covered but as this is a complete kit will include the fabric and adhesive. The wing spars are completed along with the wing ribs. The buyer would have to complete the wing.

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The aircraft comes with a Hirth F-33 engine and the engine mount and cowl. This is a pull start engine. It also includes a GSC ground adjustable 2 bladed propeller.

We will make sure that the bill of materials has been checked through and that all of the components are accounted for before delivery.

The value of the separate components are as follows:

QB Airframe Kit – US$9,550.00

Hirth F-33 Engine (New) – US$3,125.00

Engine Mount Kit – US$299.00

GSC Propeller – US$420.00

Total = US$13,394.00 ($15,000 CDN)

The sale price for this aircraft kit is – US$11,500.00 or CDN$12,880.00 (Delivery at Buyer’s Expense)

We are selling this aircraft because we want to get started on building our own company demonstrator. We plan to build a Dakota Hawk that has the standard folding wing and is a tri-gear version with a steerable nose wheel and a D-Motor engine.

Give us a call if you are interested in purchasing the Skeeter at 519-933-2055







Fisher on Facebook

Fisher Flying Products now has an Official Facebook page. It can be found by searching Fisher Flying Products in Facebook or there is a direct link below.

Please come and visit. We are posting great project videos and will be adding content regularly.



FFP Awarded a D-Motor Dealership

I am constantly reading about how there isn’t enough competition in the 100Hp engine arena and how this is allowing Rotax (BRE) to sit on its wallet and charge over $20,000 for its 912 engines. The Rotax is a strong candidate for our Dakota Hawk and Horizon 2 but it doesn’t seem that many have a deep enough wallet to go that route.

We have been working on this and FFP is pleased to announce that we have become a D-Motor Dealer. Our territory is all of Canada and there is a US dealer in Florida however, we are able under our agreement to offer D-Motor engines with our kits as long as they are purchased at the same time as the kit.

D-Motor of Belgium produces both 4 cylinder and 6 cylinder horizontally opposed, liquid -cooled flat head engines. They are fuel injected and have an electronic ignition with an option for dual electronic ignition. The 4 cylinder puts out 92 max hp and 88 continuous hp. The engine is a direct drive so there is no gearbox to worry about and the engine is fully jacketed for liquid cooling.

Because we are a dealer, you will save BIG on a package deal. The D-Motor lists for 12,600 Euros which converts today to US$15,875. This is about a $3500 saving over the Rotax 912 s which is priced at $19,437. You will also save another $1000 on a FFP kit if you bundle with an engine.

D-Motor information can be found at or you can call 519-933-2055 for more information.


Dakota Hawk Wood Kit For Sale!

We have a complete Dakota Hawk Wood Kit for sale at a Discount!

This kit was built during the business acquisition as a training exercise and we would like to free up some floor space.

I am offering a 15% discount. US 7,140.00 + shipping (This includes the Dakota Hawk Plans)