NOTE:  Adams Aeronautics Company, Inc. acquired the CA-2 design rights back in 2011 and we are the sole source for plans and support for this aircraft.  If you find the Adams CA-2 or "Hummel CA-2" plans anywhere else online for sale, this person or persons has pirated our intellectual property.  Please help us to be able to continue providing a superior CA-2 plans set and customer support by not supporting this type of behavior.  Thank you.

Thank you for your interest in the CA-2.  We are very proud to present the Frank Griffith designed CA-2 (Corning Aircraft, aircraft #2) ultralight/experimental aircraft design to the homebuilt aircraft community once again.  We are very pleased to add this great design to our stable of aircraft.  It is exciting and an honor for us to support the previous as well as all the new builders to come of this great looking and affordable flying ultralight/experimental aircraft.

The CA-2 plans consist of 40 pages of CAD drawn 11" x 17" sheets, a 74 page construction manual, and a full size airfoil drawing.  We redrew the optional, Hummel Aviation hand drawings that Morrey Hummel created and added them to the construction manual so they are no longer an optional set of plans.  Here is what we added as standard to the plans set rather than optional:

  • Stick assembly for CA-2 with lowered seat

  • Canopy modification

  • 1/2 VW Engine Motor Mount

  • Tailwheel Modification

  • Optional AL Gas Tank

As you see, we have the optional canopy drawing which Morrey designed to fit a Hummel Bird canopy to the CA-2.  Hummel Aviation had a canopy kit for the CA-2 but have since ceased its production.  We have considered producing the CA-2 canopy kit but have not had enough interest in an enclosed version.  We also include a cut-case ½ VW engine installation drawing with each set of plans for those who desire that 4-stroke sound.

General Characteristics

  • Crew:                                     One
  • Capacity:                               No passengers
  • Length:                                  16 ft. 6 inches (5.03 m)
  • Wingspan:                             26 ft. (7.93 m)
  • Wing area:                            117 ft² (10.9 m²)
  • Empty weight:                       250 lbs. (113 kg)
  • Useful load:                           270 lbs. (122 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight:               520 lbs. (235 kg)
  • Power Plant:                         Rotax 277, 28 hp. (21 kW)


  • Never exceed speed:          80 mph (130 km/h)
  • Maximum speed:                63 mph (102 km/h)
  • Cruise speed:                     50 mph (81 km/h)
  • Stall speed:                         26 mph (42 km/h)
  • Range:                                125 SM (203 km)
  • Service ceiling:                   10,000 ft. (3050 m)
  • Rate of climb:                     600 fpm (3.05 m/s)
  • Wing loading:                     4.4 lbs./ft² (21.6 kg/m²)
  • Power/Mass:                     18.6 lbs./hp. (0.09 kW/kg)

The CA-2 was intended to be one of the lowest cost ways of obtaining an ultralight aircraft. The desire was to design this aircraft using an all metal structure and keep it within the US Part 103 Ultralight category. These goals were met and the resulting aircraft had an empty weight of 250 lbs. equipped with a 28 hp. Rotax 277 engine.

With this set of plans and following them closely, the construction time should only require about 600 hours to build the CA-2.  An experienced aircraft builder should be able to build a CA-2 in less time. The airframe is of all-metal construction using 2024-T3 aluminum sheet, extruded angles and tubing, fastened primarily with stainless steel pop rivets. The fuselage and wings are of monocoque stressed skin construction. The wings include plain flaps and differential ailerons.  Each wing panel is easily removed from the aircraft by removing only three bolts. The control surfaces are made from aluminum tubing, they are fabric covered and actuated by pushrods.  The landing gear is of conventional configuration with a steerable tailwheel linked to the rudder.  The airframe structure is stressed to +4.4 and -2.2 g's.  Special tools are not required to be purchased, construction only requires the use of normal hand tools, plus a small bending brake and a tube bender.


The prototype is powered by a Rotax 277. Heavier engines can be installed on the CA-2, however, the aircraft will no longer meet US FAR 103 weight requirements for ultralight vehicles. Other engines used include the Rotax 377, Rotax 447, 1/2 VW, Hirth F-33, Kawasaki 340 and Kawasaki 440-2A.

The CA-2 plans may be purchased for $150.00 per set plus shipping cost.

U.S.P.S. mail to Continental US:                                       $15.00 
U.S.P.S. mail to Alaska:                                                     $20.00 
U.S.P.S. mail to Hawaii, Mexico, and Canada:                 $25.00 
U.S.P.S. mail to other foreign countries:                          Contact us for shipping costs.

The plans set will be shipped out insured and placed in a padded shipping envelope for protection. You may use cash, personal checks (must clear both banks), US Postal Money Order, or Certified Check for payment purposes. Note: Georgia residents must add 7% sales tax.

If you wish to purchase online, please use PayPal as your option.  This will allow you to use:

Click on the PayPal image below to go to the PayPal website. Use "contact @ adamsaero dot com" for the recipient ("To") e-mail address. Remember to add the appropriate shipping amount plus tax if applicable to the plans total.  Please e-mail "klacea @ yahoo dot com" or call 404.219.7326 when you use PayPal, we have had issues with their notification process.


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