Electrolite—the Hyper STOL Ultralight
excerpted from KITPLANES — By Steve Ashby -August 1, 2021
If there is any doubt that aerodynamic innovation exists in the realm of ultralights, all one needs to do is look at what Aeromarine LSA President Chip Erwin has done to his Merlin Lite ultralight on display at AirVenture. The Merlin Lite, a totally redesigned version of the popular light sport Merlin, is a wonder of design in its own right. What other ultralight is all aluminum with a fully enclosed (and even heated) cockpit? With sleek lines and a fully cantilevered and tapered wing, the Merlin Lite is also low drag, unlike most other ultralights.
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All new and all-aluminum true Part 103 ultralight aircraft!
You’ll fly in comfort and safety. Get the Light Sport Aircraft feel without the expense and regulation. This aircraft doubles as a self-launching glider. The finished (fully-assembled) price includes a BRS rescue system and glass EFIS panel for only $35,000!
The Merlin is a sporty personal sport aircraft with a true 120mph cruise.
It’s offered as a very quick-build kit with builders’ assistant available. That means your Merlin can be completed in less than 2 weeks! When fitted with our proprietary V-Twin 4-stroke engine and a nice panel, the total finished price can be under $40k.
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The Aeromarine V-Twin is a 60 hp liquid-cooled SOHC 800cc 80-degree V-Twin engine with electric start. This engine incorporates state-of-the-art in technology with decades of reliable history and thousands in service. Combined with our matching reduction drive results in the perfect power system for the Merlin aircraft and at an excellent price point.