Whisper quietly sneaks into the USA

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Priced between an RV-7 and RV-14, Whisper is clearly a very similar aircraft, but sleekly built of all carbon fiber composites. This was bound to happen and some readers may be delighted.

While the RV series is the most popular kit-built airplane ever, it can be a demanding build for some and Whisper offers some advantages in that regard.

The Whisper in flight.

Whisper Aircraft cut its teeth building motorgliders. If you’ve ever examined a motorglider up close, you’ll know designers obsess over tiny flaws in the finish, sealing every gap that might cost a millionth of a point in glide. Hey, when you’re striving for a 28:1 glide angle, little things do indeed matter.

Whispering In Your Ear?

“Whisper aircraft started as a hobby, producing the affordable Whisper motorglider kit,” said officials with the South African company.

The hobby evolved into an enterprise that has sold 50 kits worldwide, 40 of which are flying.

A few years later, the company introduced the Whisper X350, a two-seat sport aircraft design for cross-country trips. In late 2017, the Whisper X350 Gen II model was developed, featuring “a myriad of updates and improvements,” according to company officials.

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