Haig Minibat
Страна: США
Год: 1979

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Haig Minibat

  Resembling the French Fauvel AV 221 in basic configuration, the N44MB Minibat tailless single-seater was designed and built by 44-year-old aircraft designer Larry Haig of Muskegon, Michigan, over a three-month period at a cost of $3,500, and made its first flight on 11 March 1979. It is constructed of Kevlar, carbon-fibres and foam sandwich with glassfibre covering and is designed for amateur construction; it was planned to offer kits for the home-builder to be available towards the end of 1979, and assembly is said to require only 5-10 days using pre-moulded parts. A powered version is planned using a 3hp chain saw sustainer engine mounted behind the cockpit and driving a pusher propeller mounted in a slot between the fin and rudder.

Span: 25 ft 0 in
Length: 9 ft 0 in
Height: 4 ft 0 in
Wing area: 62.5 sq ft
Aspect ratio: 10.0
Empty weight: 80 lb
Max weight: 300 Ib
Max speed: 126 mph
Min sinking speed: 3.0 ft/sec at 35 mph
Haig Minibat.