Texas Colt: Big Airplane Handling

Many LSAs are hobbled by too-light control forces, making them iffy trainers. The Colt feels like a Cessna 150 and with a docile stall.

So in a market already choked with more choices than even the most diligent buyer can sort through, how can a late entrant hope to distinguish itself from the crowd? Texas Aircraft appears to be charging into the market with a two-place LSA that aspires to eventually achieve Part 23 certification and a follow-on four-place model, an ambition expressed by at least one other manufacturer-Flight Design-but thus far not achieved. Yes, Tecnam is noted here, but Tecnam began life in the world of certified aircraft and morphed downhill into the ultralight/light sport world.
To continue reading this article you must be a paid subscriber

Subscribe to Aviation Consumer Magazine

Aviation Consumer is the independent online source for impartial and uncompromising evaluations of aircraft, avionics, accessories, equipment and more.