Fisher FP 404

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-404 EXP

It will turn a love of flying into a passion for flight. Once in the bi-plane cockpit, you can't wait to get into the air. Cruise speed is an invigorating 70 mph, with exceptional stability for hands-off flight capability.

Construction of the FP-404
These bi-planes are available either as a complete kit—which contains everything you need except instruments, paint, varnish and pilot restraint system—or in “pay as you build” partial kits. Aircraft-quality materials are supplied throughout; you simply epoxy the wooden pieces together over the full-size plans.

After the woodwork is completed, it is sealed with polyurethane varnish, covered with heat-shrinkable aircraft fabric, sealed and painted to provide a long-lasting durable airframe.

The average builder can assemble a FP-404 in 500 hours using normal household tools.

wing span
wing area
empty weight
useful load
gross weight
fuel capacity
Rotax 503-48 hp
14' 6"
5' 5"
120 sq. ft.
275 lbs.

540 lbs


takeoff distance, ground roll
rate of climb
max speed
cruise speed
landing distance, ground roll
service ceiling
80 mph
72 mph

limiting and recommended speeds

design manoeuvring speed (Va)
never exceed speed (Vne)
stall, power off (Vsl)
landing approach speed
90 mph
30 mph

All specifications are based on manufacturer's calculations