This aircraft of the month is the Wilga
Like the J-1B Don Quixote, the Wilga was made in Poland with some very creative engineering.
While not as common of a Bush Plane as a “Cub” its a very capable machine, packed with unique design features.
Designed in the early 60’s it was originally powered by Ivchenko AI-14 Radial Engine Produced in the Ukrain
The Wilga 2000 was a late 90’s / early 2000’s IO-540 Lycoming powered version.
The first time I saw one in person was at Oshkosh 06′
No modern story of the Wilga would be complete with out coverage of the Draco Wilga a P&W PT6A Turbo prop powered monster bush plane created by Mike Patey.
If your into Homebuilt aircraft construction and flying I would highly recommend you check out Mike’s YouTube Channel.
For the RC / scratch builder group Outerzone has 2 options for plans