Basic UltraLight Motorized welcome to the world of low-budget flying
This ultralight is a classic one. Been available since the 80's. There are a lot of versions of the Mini-Max. Two ultralights (103 and 1100) and the others have a few options (closed cockpit for instance) which make them just a bit too heavy to be ultralight.
I am sure. For each taste a version available.
The site of the manufacturer says the following about the Mini-Max 103:
"Easy to build -- Fun to fly!
A true light aircraft requiring minimum investment,
minimum building space, minimum time or skill...
Designed for ROTAX 277 or similar engines
PART 103 LEGAL ULTRALIGHT
easily transportable with removable wings"
MAX 103 Specifications
- Build time 300-350 hours
- Engine Rotax 277
- Wingspan 7,62 m (25 ft.)
- Wing area 10,45 m2 (112.5 sq. ft.)
- Length 4,88 m (16 ft.)
- Empty weight 113 kg (250 lbs.)
- Gross weight 227 kg (500 lbs.)
- Design load factors +4.4 -1.8
- Performance Top speed 101 km/h (63 mph)*
- Cruise speed 89 km/h (55 mph)
- Stall speed 42 km/h (26 mph)
- Climb rate 198 m/min (650 fpm)
- Vne 145 km/h (90 mph)
- Take-off distance (grass) 46 m (150 ft.)
- Landing roll (grass) 55m (180 ft.)
*May require throttle-stop to maintain FAR 103 legal top speed of 63 mph.
I got this construction picture of a person who mailed it to me. But ... I forgot his name.
If you know the owner of this Hi-Max wing, please, let him contact me again.
I want to give him the earned credit for this picture.
It is one of those other versions of the Mini-max.
Pity, just a bit too heavy to be a ultralight.
I found this picture in the Ison-ultralight Yahoo group.
|MAX 103 kit prices
||Wing rib kit
||Wing assembly kit
||Landing gear kit
||Empennage (tail) kit
||Metal and hardware kit*
||Epoxy (1/2 gallon)
* Metal and hardware kit contains only the balance of materials not already included in other sub-kits.
More info at:
A few good sites with lot of construction pictures: