ABOUT LOEHLE AIRCRAFT CORP....
We appreciate your interest in our unique aircraft and our line of aircraft coatings. This website was created to share with you lots of information on our famous line of aircraft kits, including specifications, prices, photos, etc., to help you make a good decision about buying one for yourself. And our coatings are suitable for any type aircraft---metal, composite and fabric covered.
We are committed to providing high quality, easy-to-build aircraft kits that are affordable in price. All our designs fly similar to a J-3 Cub... very docile. This allows pilots to enjoy the thrill of flight without having to be a super macho, highly skilled pilot, even though with most of our planes, you'll look like a fighter pilot! With the added not-to-be-missed shine of our coatings, you'll have a super looking plane of which to be very proud.
Our Aircraft Kits
You will find that our "5151" Mustang, P-40 Flying Tiger, KW-909, Spitfire, and Sport Parasol kits to be of time proven wood construction. In our Mustang, P-40, KW-909 and Spitfire kits, we machine virtually all the parts for you, so you will not require a table saw or band saw! The parts are even tapered, notched, grooved, and numbered (much like a premium quality model airplane kit, but with bigger parts which makes them easier to work with).
Our WWI era biplanes - the Spad XIII, Fokker D-VII and SE5a - are made of aluminum tubing with pre-stamped aluminum ribs. These are pre-assembled at the factory for you. Your job is much simpler -- add instruments, engine, cover and paint. Of course, you'll want to buy the silk scarf and goggles before you fly "Dawn Patrol!"
The nostalgic "Jenny" from the barnstorming era rounds out our line. The "Jenny" is a 2-place made of a welded 4130 chromoly fuselage, with wings of aluminum tubing and pre-stamped aluminum ribs. You can do the welding yourself, or have us do it for you. [Note: The Jenny kit has been discontinued. Plans are still available - call for details.]
We're proud to say we have aircraft kits in 26 countries around the world.
Our Loehle Aero Coatings
Our Loehle Aero Coatings have taken us into areas we had not anticipated so soon after making our system public...from painting ultralights to F-15's...to equipment for the space shuttle. The exterior of the plane is what everyone sees...our goal is to help you create an award-winning finish to top off all your hard work on the structure. We can help with UV protection, pinhole filling magic, basic colors to show-plane paint schemes. Our aircraft kits have required we become proficient in all facets -- metal, composite as well as fabric covering, which has given us a rich background to help us help you no matter what plane you have.
Our line of aircraft paint has been in the making for many years behind the scenes, and we're pleased to say the public has noticed our finishes and have responded very well to our introduction of the shiniest wet-look paint available for aircraft. Stay tuned for new products and applications.