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
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
120 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