Originally Posted by Georgespm
I will be starting ulttralight flying lessons next March in Ottawa.
I plan to buy an ultralight by next summer, probably a used challenger, although I've seen some other interesting models, like the titan tornada, skyranger and chinook.
I wonder if someone have experience with automobile engines in their ultralight.
I've seen Karotoos that have Subaru EA81 engines in them.
Do you know if these engines are reliable and does it kick out the ultralight out of the AULA category?
Consider a used Challenger to get you started. I owned and flew one for 10 yrs / 400hrs and it is a safe, economical entry into the world of aviation and aircraft ownership. THere are physical limitations to consider as far as your personal fit in a Challenger and your performance expectations of the Challenger. There is 45+ Challengers flying in the Ottawa area, this is your support community and instant flying buddies.... something no other aircraft can offer. Your facing a stiff learning curve, stack the cards in your favour by purchasing a popular well supported aircraft. Contact Claude Roy who instructs & flies out of Carleton Place for a demo flight and further information regarding the Challenger.