10 Small Planes Of The Future You Could Own

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If you happen to be shopping for a small plane, 2018 is a good year to be doing it in. They still aren’t cheap, but hey, with the lowest on this list starting at $50,000, it almost seems doable. Right? Well, one can dream. Here’s 10 small planes that made it onto this video’s “10 Smallest Airplanes You Could Actually Buy” list:

1. X-Cub

X-Cub from CubCrafters | Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews / YouTube

The X-Cub from Cubcrafters, first of all, looks like it’s wearing a permanently dopey face on its nose. Besides that, the X-Cub cruises at 135 mph, tops out at 155 mph, and has a fuel capacity of 49 gallons, extending its range to 800 miles. Overall it’s a lovely, versatile plane.

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Cost: $317,500

2. Icon A5

Icon A5 by Icon Aircraft |Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews / YouTube

With a carbon fiber frame, foldable wings and retractable undercarriage, this two seater high-wing amphibious monoplane looks like a lot of fun. In 2016, ICON Aircraft sparked a bit of controversy when each aircraft was supposed to be  equipped with a camera and recorder to monitor pilot behavior. But don’t worry, they got rid of that part.

Cost: $189,000

3. P2002 Sierra

The P2002 Sierra by Tecnam. |Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews / YouTube

This is for the convertible lovers who want to feel the wind. The P2002 Sierra by Tecnam features a sliding canopy that can be opened in flight. This version is basically a luxury upgrade on the original with everything top of the line.

Cost: $110,000

4. Stream

The Stream by Ultralight Aircraft. |
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Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews / YouTube

A Czech plane by TL Ultralight, the Stream features a cantilever low-wing, a bubble canopy with two tandem seats, a single engine in tractor configuration, and retractable tricycle landing gear. The design is sleek, meant to feel like a jet fighter.

Cost: $150,000

5. Pipistrel Panthera

The Panthera by Pipistrel. |Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews / YouTube

Got a few friends? The Panthera by Slovenian company Pipistrel seats 4! And it’s fuel efficient to boot; it has 10 gallons per hour fuel consumption. Or at least it will when it’s on the market.

Cost: $425,000

6. Sport Cruiser

The Sport Cruiser. |Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews / YouTube

$25 an hour of operational cost? Not too bad. The Sport Cruiser is one of the most popular lightweight planes on the market. This is because it is extremely easy to fly, easy to handle with high or low speeds and whatever the weather. Many consider it the best lightweight plane on the market.

Cost: $160,000

7. TOL CH 650

Th CH 650 by Zenith Air. |Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews / YouTube

The TOL CH 650 is the cheapest plane on this list. But that’s because you have to build it yourself. If you’re a fan of DIY and planes, then this is the one for you. And you’ve got options: it’s offered with four types of engines.

Cost: $50,000

8. Blackwing 600 RG

The Blackwing 600 RG. |Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews / YouTube

The Blackwing is a Swedish ultralight and light-sport aircraft. It reaches up to 248 mph and carries 2 people. It is suitable for both experienced and beginner pilots.

Cost: $118,ooo

9. American Super Legend

The American Super Legend. |Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews / YouTube

This aircraft is touted as the best in its class and is one of the most powerful airplanes offered by American Legend Company. Notably, it has a 180 hp Titan O-340 4-cylinder engine.

Cost: $169,900.

10. Akoya

Akoya by Lisa Aiplanes. | Automotive Territory: Trending News & Car Reviews / YouTube

Now here’s an interesting one. The Akoya is amphibious. Not only can it fly and glide across water, it has no problem traveling across land and snow. It is also easy to transport with retractable wings. From Lisa Airplanes, this design’s ambition is to reinvent light aviation.

Cost: $TBD

What do you think of this list? Would you get any of these? What planes should be on an actually affordable list?

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