Mini-Max 1100R

Basic UltraLight Motorized welcome to the world of low-budget flying

This ultralight is a classic one. The Mini-Max has 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.

mini-max 1100R

The site of the manufacturer says the following about the Mini-Max 1100R:

"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 447
3-axis control
wood construction
AN hardware
easily transportable with removable wings"

(permission to use picture by John of JDT Mini-Max LLC)

miniMAX 1100R Specifications
Build time 250-300 hours
Engine Rotax 277 or 447
Wingspan 7,62 m (25' - 0")
Wing area 10,45 m2 (112.5 sq. ft.)
Length 4,73 m (15' - 6")
Empty weight 107,5 kg (237 lbs.) (with Rotax 277)
Gross weight 254 kg (560 lbs.)
Design load factors +4.4 -1.8
Top speed 113 km/h (70 mph)
Cruise speed 89 km/h (55 mph)
Stall speed 43 - 48 km/h (27-30 mph)
Climb rate 198 m/min (650 fpm)
Vne 161 km/h (100 mph)
Take-off roll 46 m (150 ft.)
Landing roll 55 m (180 ft.)

A construction picture of a Hi-Max, the high winged version of the Mini-max.

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.

Here you can see another airplane by JDT. It is the highwinged version, named Hi-Max. Pity, just a bit too heavy to be a ultralight. (permission to use picture by John of JDT Mini-Max LLC)

miniMAX 1100R kit prices
#1100R Airframe kit $2,995.00
#5105 Wing rib kit $249.00
#5010 Wing assembly kit $895.00
#5115 Fuselage kit $655.00
#5120 Landing gear kit $479.00
#5125 Empennage (tail) kit $245.00
#5130 Metal and hardware kit* $1019.00
#5135 Fabric kit $230.00
#5140 Plans package $100.00
#7230 Epoxy (1/2 gallon) $45.00

* 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: