WELCOME TO TEAM TANGO
Home-Built Experimental AircraftA leader in composite fast-build aircraft kits, where we take fabrication technology to a new level!
TEAM TANGO…is a leader in fast-build aircraft kits, and we are taking fabrication technology to a new level. At our Florida Builder’s Center, we constantly refine parts, materials and processes to save builders time and help them build a better airplane. Team Tango now offers a fast-build program that will allow a builder to assemble his airframe at the Builder’s Center and then use our custom trailer to transport his airframe to his own shop for final completion! Or the builder may stay at the Builder’s Center for additional time to bring the aircraft to an airworthy condition. At Team Tango we are dedicated toward you finishing your airplane so builders’ guidance, instruction and inspection provided by a Team Tango technician is free and included with the purchase of your airplane. Fabrication and assembly of your airframe by a Team Tango technician is available for an additional fee, within the limits as set forth in the 51% rule.
Team Tango aircraft are BUILDER FRIENDLY!! All composite parts are pre-formed and exterior parts are gel-coated. All hardware is pre-machined and welded. Complex tasks are already done for you and there are few complicated structures to complete. This approach makes the Tango an excellent aircraft to build in your 2 or larger garage with normal tools. Because the parts count is low, and the kits’s pre-fabrication level is high, a 6 to 12 month build is not uncommon, often in less than 1000 hours and that’s why our motto is Build Fast, Fly Fast! The Builder’s Center option puts you under the watchful eyes of our assembly specialists. All stands and forms are supplied at the Builder’s Center so set up is a breeze. All the necessary tools, assistance and FAA required documentation to complete your own Tango is provided. We are there to show you the way. This program takes you from our “EZ-Builds!” kit to an airworthy aircraft. The best part of the Builder’s Program though, is the confidence of knowing your Tango is going to get finished!
TAKE IT TO THE NEXT STEP… Having a completed Firewall Forward Package and an Electrical/Instrument Panel Package ready to install is required to build an aircraft in optimal time. We can send you parts and drawings to allow you to do this before you start building the airframe. Then you can ship them to the builder’s center, or have them ready when you get your airframe home.
Financing Available Through NAFCO
Financing is now available through NAFCO. Please visit www.airloans.com for more information.
As quoted on EAA Sport Aviation Magazine (Nov. 2008 Issue)…
“This plane is fast and fun to fly. I get a kick out of having approach control ask me, “What kind of experimental is that? I show you doing 200 knots.” The plane took 1,500 hours and 17 months to complete. It was a rewarding experience building N923DT and working at the Team Tango Build Center in Williston, Florida. The aircraft is powered by a Superior Millennium 180-hp IO-360 from Penn Yan, with a Hartzell constant-speed prop. The panel includes an EFIS 1200, GNS 430W, SL40, GTX 327, GMA 340, with backup steam gauges.”
After they retired, Dave and Marian moved their 5th wheel trailer to Williston, Florida and began building their Tango 2 on December 4th, 2006. This was their full time project and they did a beautiful job on the airframe and complete interior. They were ready for first flight in October 2007. Their Tango has a Lycoming IO-360 equipped with an Aerosance Powerlink FADEC system, a 74″ Aerocomposites prop, and an EFIS 1200 glass panel.
David St Clair started building his Tango in February of 2006 and began flying it in November 2006. He wanted a simple VFR airplane for local fun flying with the occasional cross country trip thrown in. He has an O-360 with a three blade fixed pitch Cato prop, basic instruments, and a simple white paint job. We call him the “Snowflake”. His one concession to modern technology is a Garmin 420 GPS/comm (it’s like the 430 without the VOR). Dave’s goal is to fly his airplane everyday, but usually has to settle for a mere five or six times per week.
Andy started building his Tango in September 2003 and had the first flight on November 6, 2005. Due to the demands of his rather unconventional work schedule, there were a lot of starts and stops, the longest stop being just over a year. Andy has the first Tango with a glass panel and also the first Tango XR (90 gallons!!). Andy says "I looked for years for an affordable kit that would be suitable for long cross country flying as well as the occasional $100 hamburger. With the long range tanks on my Tango, I can fly from Florida to Texas. If the weather doesn't look good, I can always come back to Florida as an alternate." Now THAT'S versatility. Andy is looking forward to showing off the fine job he did constructing his tail as he cruises past Denny. Denny says "Just try!" ...
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