Manufacturer: Team Mini-Max
Model: Hi-Max R-1700
Operating Life: 1987
UAS Location: Hangar 1
Wing Span: 25ft
A single-seat, high wing, strut-braced, single engine aircraft available in kit form for amateur construction. It first flew in 1987 and is a high wing development of the Mini-MAX, hence its model name.
The aircraft features a short-span wing of only 25 ft (7.6 m) and a fibreglass engine cowling. The wing and horizontal stabiliser are both strut-braced, the tail with struts above the horizontal tail surface to the fin.
Originally intended to meet the requirements of the US FA 103 Ultra-light Vehicles category, including that category's maximum 115Kg empty weight. It was only able to achieve that low empty weight with the 28hp Rotax 277, which provided marginal performance.
The standard specified engine today is the 40hp Rotax 447 which results in a 149 kg empty weight and places the aircraft in the US Experimental/Amateur-built category.
Image: MARK J. CAIRNS