The Just right ul­tra­light

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Just Air­craft has added a new ul­tra­light to its range. Cre­ated to con­form to the FAA’S Part 103 cri­te­ria for ul­tra­lights it is thus ap­pro­pri­ately named ‘Just 103’. A sin­gle-seater, it weighs less than 254 lb, has a max­i­mum speed of 63mph and will be of­fered ready-to-fly or as a com­plete home­build­ing kit.

De­signed by Troy Wood­land, who also cre­ated the Just SUPERSTOL, the pro­to­type had flown 1.5 hours be­fore mak­ing its pub­lic de­but at Sun ’n Fun in April, but was not flown there. Just ex­pects to have two ex­am­ples of the fi­nal de­sign on show at Air­ven­ture Oshkosh. The pro­to­type has an alu­minium boom tube con­nect­ing the tail unit to the 4130 steel tube fuse­lage, but this will be changed to a steel truss sim­i­lar to that used on the Breezy, Wood­land says.

The Just 103 is pow­ered by an Ital­ian Polini Thor 250 en­gine that de­vel­ops 37hp at 7,500rpm. Wood­land also ex­pects to fly the air­frame with a Ro­tax 582, in which form it would ex­ceed ul­tra­light speed and weight lim­its, and thus re­quire reg­is­tra­tion in the ELSA or LSA cat­e­gory. No prices for pro­duc­tion or kit vari­ants have yet been an­nounced.

The Just 103 weighs less than 254 lb

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