I'm sitting here at Chicago O'Hare, enroute to DC for a trade show. (No - not in the Belite! :-)
Thanks for your input on the Belite Trike. I received great posts and feedback, not only here, but by email, and from a Yahoo Group fan as well.
(you can see our Yahoo Group at:)
As a result, the Trike is morphing. We're going to try and pull off the impossible, which is get a brand new Trike configured and showable for Sun N Fun.
Here's the changes coming:
1) Out with the aluminum tail boom, back to trusty chromalloy steel (benefit: any Belite can become a Trike)
2) We're 'flipping' the main gear to make it a Trike (benefit: any Belite gear can be used on a Trike)
3) Nose gear is being rebuilt using beefier aluminum (benefit: stronger)
4) I'll be playing with getting a MZ201 on this plane (benefit: better performance, but at a price).
I'm also working on some exciting avionics options, and also at one or two more ways to squeeze pounds out of airplanes. I aim to keep it interesting!
Stay tuned, fly safe, have fun!