James Hubbard has let me know that his 503 has been sold.
James Hubbard has let me know that his 503 has been sold.
We are planning on making some minor pricing adjustments after Oshkosh. We have held the prices on our kits steady for the last 6 years and it is time that the increases in material and labor are addressed. These changes won’t be excessive as we want to maintain our position as one of the lowest cost aircraft kit manufacturers in the market.
We are also looking into new ways that you can purchase a kit. We know that large cash outlays aren’t a possibility for many people and we want to make it easier for people to get started without putting their families at risk financially. We will have more on this as we get closer to the show.
Jim Hubbard contacted me and said that he has a brand new Rotax 503 DCDI fan cooled engine with the B gearbox for sale. He sent me a detail sheet which I will forward to you if you are interested. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Someone out there recently sent me an e-mail through the website inquiring about Youngster plans. If that person was you, please send me another message. The original was lost somehow when we changed hosts.
News from the Nest:
I am happy to tell everyone that the Fisher Flying Products website has been moved to another host and OH What A Difference!! Thanks for your patience all these months putting up with the slow speed.
We are now going to continue with the installation of a Builder/Owners Forum. I will let everyone know when it is ready to kick off. I will go on the Yahoo Groups forum and ask those members to come on over to an open forum that is moderated by builders/flyers.
We have also been working on the tail spring issue. We should have some prototypes ready for testing in the next couple of weeks.
I would like to apologize to all of the people who have visited this website and have found the load speeds to take way too long. We have tried a bunch of things including working with the hosting company to get the pages to load faster.
It has come to the point that we are going to be changing hosting companies. We have tried the site on another host and have found that it operates normally there. The change over is going to happen in the next couple of days and the site may be down for a short period of time while the transition takes place.
This is not the only problem with the website and I thank all of you out there who have contacted me with concerns regarding missing content and such. Once we have the load speed problem fixed we are going to be concentrating on getting the site pages properly populated with content.
Once again, I would like to thank you all for your patience as we work to make this site more user and customer friendly.
I have finalized the pricing for the Polini THOR Dual Spark Engine now available through Fisher Flying Products.
Our every day price for this exceptional engine is US$ 4,750.00 + shipping from our facility. The Canadian Price for the engine is $ 5,750.00 + tax and shipping from our facility.
We require a 75% deposit with the order. The balance + shipping fees are due when it leaves our facility.
Let us know if you are interested by giving us a call at 519-933-2055 or by going to our contact page.
Have a Great Day!
Hey there Everyone! Exciting News! I just received the link to an interview I was involved in at Oshkosh. Dan Johnson interviewed me and then put together a great 10 minute promo video. He has lots of other videos on his site www.ByDanJohnston.com. My thanks also go to Dave Loveman who created the video.
For those of you out there that haven’t met me, this will be an introduction of sorts and there is lots of information, photos and video of the Fisher product line.
Here it is.
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.”
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.
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.