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Kitfox Light Sport Aircraft - Engine Options

The Kitfox Light Sport is one of the most flexible and versatile aircraft. Although there are many engine choices for the Kitfox "Kit" built line, we have chosen to only offer the Rotax family of 9 series engines on the SLSA Kitfox Light Sport Aircraft.  This choice is for service, reliability, dependability and performance. 

Kitfox is always keeping an eye on future developments and how they may apply to the Kitfox. Performance: Cruise, Climb and Stall speeds are all variable and will depend on propeller pitch settings and weight.  The lightest install and most popular being the Rotax 912 ULS.


Rotax 912 ULS  The standard in Kitfox Light Sport Aircraft (SLSA)

  • The lightest engine installation available.
  • Simple setup for inspection and maintenance.
  • Proven throughout the Light Sport Category.

Rotax 912 iS Sport - Fuel Injected option for the Kitfox Light Sport Aircraft (SLSA)

  • 912 Reliability with computer engine monitoring and management.
  • Increased fuel efficiency with electronic fuel injection.
  • Consistent engine operating temperatures.
  • Increased Torque.
  • Redundant systems for increased reliability.

Rotax 914 UL  Turbo Charged option for the Kitfox Light Sport Aircraft (SLSA)

  • Lower compression aids softer starting and smoother idle.
  • Improved performance for high altitude operations.
  • Maintain rated horsepower to 15000 MSL.
  • Dual electronic fuel pumps for increased reliability.

Rotax started in 1920 and in 2001 delivered it's 5 millionth engine from 2 strokes to 4 strokes in the recreational market.  The Rotax 9 series engines were designed for aircraft purposes by Bombardier and are horizontally opposed 4 cylinder 4 stroke engines that were type certified in 1989.  They are manufactured in Austria and are the lightest of the engine choices offering stunning performance and is by far the most widely used.  Rotax currently have 2000 hour to be overhauled (TBO) limits which matches or exceeds many of the commonly known aircraft engines.