Fisher Horizon 2
Well established Fisher Flying
Products has reproduced the flying qualities of many classic
airplanes in structurally sound and extremely affordable aircraft.
These ultra light and experimental aircraft have proven aerodynamic
stability and desirable flight characteristics.
From the company’s modern plant in Edgeley, North Dakota, the
components for 15 classic replicas are manufactured by trained and
experienced craftsmen. Research and development for new aircraft is
on-going. Fisher Flying Products’ entire line of aircraft is sold
throughout the United States and in 30 foreign countries.
All models are available in two build-it-yourself forms:
A standard construction kit, which offers the builder the experience
of assembling the entire aircraft from pre-cut, shaped and slotted
wooden pieces, machined hardware, a formed fibreglass cowling and
aluminium fuel tank.
A quick-build kit which contains a number of pre-fabricated
components in addition to the standard pre-cut and formed parts
found in the standard kit.
Both kits come complete with easy-to-follow instructions and the
industry’s finest full scale-full size blueprints. These blueprints
allow the builder to essentially build the aircraft right on top of
the blueprints with standard household tools.
Standard construction kits can be completed by the average builder
in 400–500 hours and quick-build kits reduce the construction time
to 200–300 hours.
Flying the Horizon 2
The Horizon 2 was designed with the larger pilot in mind, so the
cockpit has ample room for a 6'6" person weighing 280 pounds. The
tandem seating arrangement eliminates the cheek to cheek seating in
most other two-place aircraft. The wing of the Horizon 2 features a
modified GA (W)-2 airfoil combined with slotted flaps and ailerons,
giving the plane more control and less drag at all airspeeds. The
wing is a quick-folding wing allowing the HORIZON 2 to be stored in
a small place.
You were so pleased with the Horizon 1, we introduced the Horizon 2,
but they are two totally different planes.
The Horizon 2 is only similar to the Horizon 1 in that they are both
tandem, two place, high wing aircraft, but that's where the
similarity ends. The Horizon 2 has a uniquely shaped fuselage, which
gives it a cleaner, more efficient aerodynamic design accounting for
the 20 mph increase in cruise speed over the Horizon 1. The
aerodynamic design also allows an unusual 360 degree field of vision
allowing the pilot a breathtaking view.
113.6 sq. ft.
rate of climb
landing distance, ground roll
limiting and recommended speeds
design manoeuvring speed (Va)
never exceed speed (Vne)
stall, power off (Vsl)
landing approach speed
All specifications are based on manufacturer's