Hello from the Nest!!
We would like to announce our Mid-Winter sale!
It is this simple!! The next 3 kits ordered will receive a 20% discount. That saves you a BIG chunk of CASH!! Money that you can use for the engine and accessories!
Get on the phone and call us! This opportunity will not last long!
Thank you everyone for your kind words over the past week. We appreciate it. I want to let everyone know that we are back in the shop now. Please feel free to call us. We are taking orders and are here to answer your questions.
Hello Fisher Followers,
A quick note to those who have contacted us in the last week or so and have not heard back from us. We have not been able to respond as quickly as usual because of a dear family member passing away. We have been taking time to grieve and support family members to whom the loss is closest. We hope that you understand and we will be getting back into the shop in a day or so.
We have our first installment plan customer!! We are pleased that this plan has been well received and J.C. is the first customer to take advantage of the low cost to get started in the building process.
He will receive the components to build and cover the tail feathers within a month of ordering his R-80 Tiger Moth. At that time we will begin receiving monthly installments toward the balance of the kit price. Within months he will receive the balance of the fuselage kit and in time the wing and hardware kits.
This customer opted for the 36 month term but you have the option of a 48 month term as well which lowers the monthly payment even lower.
We are pleased to offer this plan interest free and look forward hearing from you if this low cost option is right for you.
Hey there Fisher Aficionados,
Here is another beautiful example of the type of the workmanship that builders are putting into our kits. Jamil Diaz is from Puerto Rico and has built this wonderful Carbon Classic. It is called the Carbon Classic because of the beautiful carbon fiber cowl that surrounds the Verner Motor 2 cylinder engine that pulls this bird through the air.
Way to go Jamil!! You should be very proud of your Excellent Classic!!
Hey There! Fisher Followers!
Paul Adams is the latest person to send me his Fisher story. Paul has a beautiful Celebrity. We should all aspire to the level of quality that this aircraft was built.
Here is the story that Paul sent me:
Below are some pictures of my Fisher Celebrity. I am the builder and present owner of the Celebrity. It has been flying for seven years. What a joy it is to fly. It can cruise at 90 mph but I tend to fly it at 75 mph and just enjoy the flight, especially at sunset! Take off is easy and occurs after about a 450 to 500 foot role. I first raise the tail at 25 mph then lower it at 50 mph with an ensuing climb out at 60 mph which gives me a 650 fpm ascent. Landing is straight forward with a nice cushion of air provided by the lower wing. Stalls are gentle and almost non existent at full power. The flight controls are nicely harmonized with handling characteristics similar to a cub. Yes, it is a rudder plane. I opted for the mechanical springs verses the bungee cords. Haven’t bounced one yet, nice gear. My Celebrity is powered by a Continental TMX O-200 which turns a Sensenich propeller. The building process was fun and straight forward. The drawings I found complete. I believe Fisher Flying has some original roots in the RC world. It shows because building the Celebrity was like building a large RC model. One thing I really liked about the project was I could build it with some personal touches. To name a few I have Bronson stream line flying wires, stream line fairings on the N and slave struts, some fiber glass fairings in various places, walnut instrument panels and my personally designed logo. As I said it was a fun project. Good luck and happy flying.
Tim Abke sent me a message the other day telling me about his experiences with Fisher Aircraft along with a couple of photos. I really enjoy hearing from people who have owned our aircraft. I hope that you are enjoying them too. Own a Fisher aircraft as these people have. It can make a big difference in your life!
Dave from the Nest
Here is his experience:
I am attaching photos of two of the Fisher products that I have owned.
I grew up flying with my older brother in an old Aeronca Champ. I had always enjoyed flying but never got around to getting my license or pursuing any flying until I was grown up and out of college. Then, I happened across a nice FP101 Koala for sale at the local airport and thought it would be fun and easy and cheap to fly. It had a 277 Rotax and flew very nicely even though I am 6 foot tall and 200 pounds. It was great to fly into all of the local grass strips. The only issue that I had with that plane was that it was so gentle that I would be tempted to try crosswind landings in too strong of winds. I did have a slow ground loop one time with a 20mph direct crosswind. My bad, but no wing contact and the only damage was my pride. I eventually wanted a 2 place airplane so I sold the Koala.
I moved on up to wanting a more exciting airplane. I really liked the biplanes, but they were either too expensive or too hard to fly. But then, I came across a nice Fisher Celebrity for sale with a O200 continental and the steel tube fuselage. I could not help but purchase this well built, beautiful airplane. It was a great flying plane with that neat open cockpit flying experience. It had a nice trim system and flew very well. It was a very forgiving airplane and gentle for even a low time pilot. Unfortunately my life priorities moved from flying to a growing family and I reluctantly had to sell the Celebrity. It still remains one of my favorite airplanes.
Jim Arbore was kind enough to send me his experiences with the Fisher Classic Biplane. I have put the photo of his aircraft as the new cover photo and have put both photos below his submission. Thanks Jim for taking the time to share this with us.
I completed my Classic in 2003 with an on and off build time of about 4 1/2 years. The plans were easy to work with even for a first time builder.
Some of the custom touches that I installed were:
Hirth F30 FI 85hp engine.
Customized KitFox engine cowl.
Ballistic parachute between the upper wings.
It was a nice flying little plane, Great performance and very easy to land for a tail dragger. I sold it after flying it for about 25 hrs in order to finance another build of a Sonex Xenos motor glider. It ended up on the east coast somewhere when I finally lost track of it. I wish I knew if it was still flying.
I have been calling past owners and builders of our ultralight and experimental aircraft asking them what their experience was like so that I can share them with you. I talked with Per Anderas last night and he shared this with me.
“We were camping at Oshkosh, and my young boys had a great time looking at all the kits available. They wanted to build one themselves, and we settled on the R80 Tiger Moth. We promptly named it Tigger. My oldest boy was the most involved, but the other three participated. When they built a rib, they signed it. The building process was straightforward and fun. It was very much like building a model airplane, just bigger. Once all the pieces were built, I finished all the system installations. We painted it like a tiger! We actually won a Second place trophy at Oshkosh in 2003!”
Building one of our ultralight aircraft can be a rewarding family exercise that doesn’t involve electronic devices! This was an experience that Per’s boys will never forget and that helped strengthen the bond between father and sons.