Minibat Haig   


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General Details
Manufacturer: Haig
Plane Name:

Minibat

Classified as: Unclassified
Country Of Origin: U S A
Designer: Larry Haig
No. of Seats 1
No. Built 55
   
Performance:
L/DMax: 23
   
MinSink: 0.91 m/s / 3 fps / 1.78 kt
   


 

Specifications:
Span Area Empty Weight Payload Gross Weight Wing Load Water Ballast
m ft sq.m sq.ft kg lb. kg lb. kg lb. kg
/sq.m
lb.
/sq.ft
kg lb.
7.62 25 6 64.5 50 110 98 215 147 325 24.5 5 0 0
Aspect ratio: 10
Airfoil:
Structure: foam and fiberglass
Engine:

Comment:
Haig, who developed the American Eagle American Eaglet, designed this kitbuilt ultalight which with tip extensions has a claimed L/D of 30. Conceived with a sustainer engine turning a small propeller in the gap between the rear fuselage and the rudder and built almost entirely out of foam and fiberglass, the Minibat is not a self-launching design but intended, after launch by auto-tow, winch or aerotow, to provide a positive rate of climb with its chainsaw engine.


           

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