by Flightstar sportplanes
Spyder - Photo #1

The Spyder is a single seat Ultralight aircraft. The clean light weight airframe allows maximum performance on minimum installed power. The Spyder was designed to accept the Rotax 447 and 503 engines on Flightstar's dynafocal type engine mount. The front fairing and windshield come as standard equipment on the Spyder. The Spyder features conventional three axis controls with full span ailerons, steerable nose wheel and side mounted control stick. The standard fuel tank has a 5 gallon capacity with a 10 gallon capacity tank as an option. Equipped with the Flightstar wingfold system, the Spyder is easy to assemble and easy to care for. If you want the freedom of open cockpit Ultralight flying, the Spyder is for you!


  • 42HP Rotax 447 Aircooled Engine w/Cowling
  • Composite Front Fairing w/Tinted Lexan Windshield
  • High Lift Wing with Streamlined Struts
  • Flightstar Wingfold System
  • Vibration Isolated Instrument Panel
  • Durable Aluminum and Stainless Custom Hardware
  • 5 Gallon Rotational Molded Fuel Tank w/Sump
  • Side Stick Control System
  • Rugged Chromemoly Cage and Landing Gear
  • Heavy Duty Stamped Dynofocal Engine Mount
  • Anodized Airframe for Corrosion Protection
  • 3 Point Pilot Restraint Harness
  • Your Choice of Custom Colors


  • 48 HP Rotax 503 Aircooled Engine with Supercowl
  • Full Instrument Package
  • Four Point Harness
  • Complete Electrical System
  • 10 Gallon Rotational Molded Tank
  • In-Flight Adjustable Trim
  • 3 Blade Composite Propeller
  • Azusa Drum Brake System
  • Rear Floor Pan
  • BRS Ballistic Parachute System

Editors note: Text from former flyflightstar.com


Empty weight:
280 lbs (127 kg)
750 lbs (340 kg)
Stall speed:
31 kts (36 mph) (57 kph)
Cruise speed:
56 kts (64 mph) (104 kph)
83 kts (96 mph) (154 kph)
660 ft/min (3.4 m/s)
Glide ratio:
Take-off distance:
350 ft (107 m)
Rotax 547, Rotax 503, HKS 700E
Fuel consumption:
4 GPH (15.1 LPH)