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Airframes Unlimited
Industry Aerospace
Fate Out of business
Founder Don and Clint Stutts
Defunct late 2014
Headquarters Athens, Texas and Cloudcroft, New Mexico, United States
Products Powered parachutes
Owner Don Stutts
Website www.airframesunlimited.com

Airframes Unlimited was an American aircraft manufacturer founded by Don and Clint Stutts of Athens, Texas. The company started out marketing powered parachute plans on CD-ROM and expanded into providing parts, sub-assemblies and complete airframes.[1][2][3][4][5]

In an interview in Light Sport and Ultralight Flying Magazine Don Stutts explained his focus on the low-end of the market "Our companies' goal is to make powered parachuting more affordable to the average working man. We are living in an era where $15,000 to $20,000 powered parachutes are common. Powered parachutes in this price range are completely out of reach of an average working man, even with creative financing."[2]

The company originally operated as Powered Parachute Plans, also of Athens, Texas. When parts for complete aircraft were made available these were supplied by Airframes Unlimited and gradually the two enterprises were unified under the latter name.[1][2]

The company seems to have gone out of business in late 2014.[6]

Aircraft[edit]

Summary of aircraft built by Airframes Unlimited
Model name First flight Number built Type
Airframes Unlimited Hyperlite Powered parachute
Airframes Unlimited Skeeter Powered parachute
Airframes Unlimited SS-2 Trainer 2003 At least 8 Powered parachute
Airframes Unlimited Super 103 Powered parachute
Airframes Unlimited T-2 Powered parachute
Airframes Unlimited T-103 Powered parachute

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cliche, Andre: Ultralight Aircraft Shopper's Guide 8th Edition, page D-19. Cybair Limited Publishing, 2001. ISBN 0-9680628-1-4
  2. ^ a b c Chalmers, Buzz (n.d.). "Powered Parachute Ultralights for the Budget-Minded". Light Sport and Ultralight Flying Magazine. Retrieved 25 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Airframes Unlimited (1 March 2012). "Plans". Archived from the original on 20 August 2014. Retrieved 25 March 2012. 
  4. ^ Airframes Unlimited (1 March 2012). "About". Archived from the original on 19 August 2014. Retrieved 25 March 2012. 
  5. ^ Bertrand, Noel; Rene Coulon; et al: World Directory of Leisure Aviation 2003-04, page 86. Pagefast Ltd, Lancaster UK, 2003. ISSN 1368-485X
  6. ^ "Internet Archive Wayback Machine". archive.org. Retrieved 12 July 2015. 

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