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Where can you buy a home-built aircraft kit?

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Home-built aircraft kits are available directly from manufacturers like Fisher Flying Products or through dealers such as Rhythm Aviation or Ultralight Solutions of Ottawa. While some kits contain parts and components, others are little more than schematics, requiring the builder to acquire the proper parts elsewhere.

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Home-built aircraft kits utilize a wide range of lightweight construction materials, such as wood, fabric, metals and composites. Builders who have no professional experience within the aircraft manufacturing industry often purchase these kits and schematics because they are easy to assemble. Home-built planes have a less impressive safety record than certified general aviation aircraft.

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