Fisher FP 303
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 FP-303
Designed to be as portable as possible, the 303’s wings are easily
folded back to rest on the cantilevered horizontal stabilizer. Field
assembly time is less than 10 minutes. Once ready to fly, positive
steering on the ground is matched by positively magnificent
performance in the air. Take-off roll is a scant 100 feet, with
climb rate an impressive 800 feet per minute.
In the 303, visibility is always good. The cockpit is situated
slightly forward of the wing’s leading edge, giving you a clear view
of what’s above, around and below.
Building the 303
The FP-303 kit makes it easy for even the first-time builder to
assemble his flying machine. Virtually all materials are included,
except a few inexpensive parts, paint and varnish which can be
purchased at any hardware store. The builder simply glues the
pre-cut and slotted pieces together with epoxy over the full-scale
plans. Using common household tools, the average builder can be
airborne in 250 hours or less.
111 sq. ft.
rate of climb
landing distance, ground roll
45-60 mph @ 65% power
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