RagWing is not
a business, it is a hobby. You are seeing this site only because I
took my replica to the sun n fun airshow back around 1992 and people
starting asking for plans so that they could build their own. Knowing
how hard it is for homebuilders to get good plans I agreed to try.
All the designs that I have offered plans for I built because I had
an interest in it and other people asked for plans after having found
out about it. I have built 27 different designs but only offer the
ones that you see here. No plans were ever drawn for the other designs.
Several different times I have tried to run it as a business but it
never worked out.it turned into work. I don.t ever see it trying to
be a full time business again but I do think that it fills a nich.
I have tried to close it as well, which turned out even worse because
guys would get there hands on a used set of plans with no help from
the seller which is not safe. So, back to being a hobby.
Since I do not
run this as a business I AM SLOW! But I am honest. You will get your
plans. The thing that I promise to do is to not cash your personal
check until I send out your plans. Sometimes it is the same day that
I get the order and sometimes it is several weeks if they are not
in stock. What I also try to do is to abide by the federal trade commissions
rules of getting you what you ordered in a reasonable time which they
consider to be 30 days.
These plans are
ones that you can build from unlike some which are impossible to build
a plane from. They stick with proven designs that are similar, in
other words they stick to proven technologies and the wheel is not
reinvented. Each design was sand bag tested only along with the flight
testing and no numbers were crunched so, a stress analisis is not
available. They were built, tested and flown by an Airframe and Powerplant
certificated mechanic only, not an engineer.
have been built from Ragwing plans and are flying today. It is a reasonable
option to consider. There are many very good designs out their although
not too many where you can buy plans only. I recommend that you take
your time and look around. Plans are cheap enough to buy a couple
of sets and then decide which is right for you. It may not be plans
at all, it may be a kitted aircraft. If the high cost of kits are
not for you then you do have options, and if folks like me were not
here then you would have no option which is depressing to me. Everyone
should be able to get into the air if that is their desire! That.s
the only reason why you can still find Ragwing.
and best of luck.
And best of all for me it is fun again! Yeah! Gone flying, Roger
Ps. I am attempting to make Ragwing a non-profit orginization. This
page will be updated when this happens and you will see it here. I
now only sell plans only, no kits of any kind. The order form will
stay the same.
This is the only
official website for Ragwing aircraft. There are no authorized kit
suppliers. Please be weary of anyone advertising Ragwing kits because
no permission has been granted. Sorry that I cannot help anyone that
has been wronged in the past by these companies and this note will
heed warning for folks to be careful. Suppliers that I recommend and
purchase from are- Aircraft spruce, Wicks, LEAF Inc. Plans suppliers
that I recommend-(sticking primarily to wooden low and slow designs)
Don Pietenpol the orig. Aircamper, Peter Bowers Flybaby, Bud Evans
VP1, Ison Aircraft miniMax, Fisher flying products.
Please send any orders to my home at: Roger Mann/ Ragwing Aircraft