Welcome to the page for Pipistrel kit-builders!
Here you can find the information for all past, present and future Pipistrel Kit builders.
We offer several different models as a 51% kit: Sinus 912, Sinus Flex, Virus 912 and SW 80, 100, iS.
Sinus Flex KIT 400 hr
Sinus KIT 400 hr
Virus 912 KIT 400 hr
Virus SW80, Virus SW100 & iS 400 hr
To get the first idea how your kit-building will look like, here is an example (a few pages excerpt) of the assembly manual :
Pipistrel KITs have the following certificates:
Pipistrel’s 3-axis aircraft currently hold the following Kit Certificates:
Info about certification of a kit in USA (FAA website):
Dear kit builders,
Have you already bought a Pipistrel KIT? Did you like it? Did you put it together?
We often wonder how your kit-building work is going. We are proud on each and every Pipistrel kit aircraft which takes flight. We know how many painstaking hours of precise work it takes to assemble a kit.
That’s why we love hearing from you: please share your experience with us! Tell us how your work went, tell us about the little joys and the trouble you had, send us a photo or two… All your feedback is greatly appreciated. You can contact us at PRESS@pipistrel-aircraft.com
Here are some stories and pages of people who bought Pipistrel KITs, they are sharing their experience:
Website of Mr. Paul Kunz.
He photographed and described the entire process of his kit-building. He documented every step and made a detailed website from it:
Paul Kuntz (USA): Sinus 912 serial number 196
The story of Mr. George Powers (USA), first finishing Pipistrel kit builder.
It is with a great deal of pleasure and satisfaction after many years of working on the release of the Pipistrel Sinus and Virus KIT aircraft that we are now happy to announce the first successful flight by our first finishing-kit-builder Mr. George Powers from the USA. Mr. Powers sent us many photos of the first kit-built Pipistrel Sinus. This is the story about its maiden flight.
Wearing his favorite Snoopy scarf for good luck George first took to the skies on November 17 and after a series of uneventful circuits returned to the airport with a smile that made him forget it was only around 2°F (-17 °C).
Congratulations George, we at Pipistrel are all very proud of your success and we look forward to hearing more about your adventures in a near future. We are positive that your new Sinus will bring you many pleasurable hours in the air in 2009 and beyond!
Snoopy scarf for good luck, George completed the first flights of a customer built kit Sinus.