Suppliers

When building an aeroplane from plans, and when constrained by a budget, a lot of work goes into sourcing bits and pieces.

Along the way I have had some terrible experiences with lousy suppliers. Fortunately I have also had some great experiences.

Below is a list of suppliers I have used for various things. I hope this will help in avoiding bad suppliers, help support the good ones and also help builders find things. Not all are necessarily the cheapest but the are all great people to deal with. I hope it helps.

  Name Contact email / website
Aircraft Builders' parts - General Wicks Aircraft Supply - US www.wicksaircraft.com
  Aeroware - New Zealand  www.aeroware.co.nz
Bearings Auckland Bearing Distributors - AKL www.auckbearings.co.nz
Clothing (Nomex - for test flying) Flighthelmet - US www.flighthelmet.com
Electronic Components / Connectors Mouser Electronics - US http://www.mouser.com
  Digikey Electronics http://www.digikey.com
  Radio Spares - AKL http://www.rs-components.co.nz
Engine Monitor and encoder Rocky Mountain Instrument - US www.rkymtn.com
Engraving (Data Plate) Ace Engravers - AKL mailto:aceengravers@clear.net.nz
Exhaust  Metallic Ceramic coating High Performance Coatings - US - AKL - MELB www.hpcoatings.com
Fuel Valves/Gascolators Andair - UK www.andair.co.uk
Falco parts Sequoia Aircraft Corp (of course!!) - US http://www.seqair.com
Leather Supplies Dyetech - CHC bwright@leathercare.co.nz
Plastic (Raw material) Plus Plastics - AKL www.plusplastics.com
Starters Skytec (This guy way great!!) - US www.skytecair.com
Undercarriage leadscrew parts Motion Technologies (Nook Industries) - Aus www.motiontech.com.au
Wood - Aircarft grade Spruce Western Aircraft Supplies - Canada mailto:aircraft@telus.net