The Zing was designed as a sleek ultralight parasol to with a custom cowling, one piece landing gear, and unique vertical stabilizer; it stands out from the crowd as a show stopper and true winner.
Designed to fly on low power and for those who enjoy low and slow flying at minimum cost. The simple fuselage is easy and fast to build. With ample wing area and parallel struts, the Cloudster is the ideal first-time builder’s ultralight.
1/2 VW Plans
Convert a VW engine to only 85-90 lbs. with the front two cylinders. This engine can push out 28-37 hp depending on cylinder, piston, and crank size and other internal parts used. Gain the 4-stroke sound and reliability!
Aerial Drone Inspections
Insurance adjusters, Roofers, Real Estate Agents, Brokers, and Homeowners all have a need for aerial photography. Simplex Aero has found a legal and safe solution using a drone!
Looking to build a new ultralight airplane? Or maybe even a very basic wood and fabric experimental aircraft that qualifies under the light sport regs? Simplex Aeroplanes is pleased to continue to offer aircraft plans and aircraft kits for both the Simplex Cloudster and Simplex Zing aircraft originally designed back in the mid-1990s by Scott Land of Pops Props. Our plans packages have been heavily updated from the original versions with new detailed information to help builders of any skill level achieve success. We provide full support to builders both new and old and offer the most economical and inexpensive alternative to entering the world of Ultralight and Light Sport Aviation. Both aircraft can be built as an "Ultralight" and meet the rules set forth in the FAR Part 103 regulations, which requires no aircraft registration or a pilots license to fly. Alternatively, either aircraft can built and registered as an experimental amateur-built (E-AB) aircraft and flown by a someone holding at least a Sport Pilot license.