Thorp T-211,was designed by the legendary aircraft
Thorp. The original airplane was designed and
type certificated in 1946 as the Thorp T11. Updated
to 100 HP in the 1960’s, and designated the
T211, it was completely re-engineered, modernized
and re-certified by the FAA in 1990. Thorp Aero
of Sturgis, Kentucky in 1990-91, manufactured the
T 211 under an FAA Production Certificate. The project
was stopped due to the economic climate of the times.
IndUS Aviation acquired the rights to production,
tooling and a large inventory of parts and spares,
which launched our manufacture of this airplane.
IndUS has formed a strong working
partnership with Taneja Aerospace and Aviation Limited
(TAAL), of Bangalore, India. This company is the
leading manufacturer of aviation products and aircraft
in India, with expertise ranging from light composite
aircraft to twin engine aircraft, turboprops, military
and space related aviation products.
While the manufacturing plant for
parts and subassemblies for IndUS are located within
the facilities of TAAL, the final assembly of aircraft
for markets outside India are accomplished in IndUS’
11,000 square foot hangar facility at the Dallas
Executive Airport, in Dallas, Texas, USA. This
type of a unique arrangement gives us tremendous
flexibility and marked reduction in costs of production,
enabling us to deliver highest quality aircraft
at the lowest price.
In addition to manufacturing complete
aircraft, IndUS offers our RAPID
FIRE Builder Education and Assistance Academy
programs at our Dallas
facility; this program is unusual in that it
actually guarantees that the builder can finish
the project within 4 months, (example, buy at Sun
'n Fun, Fly by Oshkosh, Buy at Oshkosh, Fly by Sun
'n Fun....) or even as little as six weeks!