1500R Sport

Arthur Withy's Australian 1500R
Arthur Withy's Australian 1500R

The open cockpit Mini-Max with Sporty good looks.

 

Based on the rugged 1100R airframe, the 1500R adds a curved turtledeck, streamlined cowl and spinner for pilots that want a plane that looks as good as it flies. And the powerful 2-cylinder 40 HP engine gives it outstanding performance: a 100' takeoff roll and 1,000 fpm climb!

 

It's hard to describe how much fun it is to fly an open cockpit aircraft, buzzing the local airstrip, waving to your friends and dancing with the clouds. And you'll have the pride of knowing you built it yourself!

 

Are you on an extremely tight budget? As with all our aircraft, you can start with a sub-kit and build as your budget allows. Or start with our basic 1100R kit and later upgrade to the 1500R Sport by adding a few aesthetic improvements. You'll have a plane that is a joy to fly and will turn heads wherever you land.

 

1500R Features

  • Experimental Amateur-Built category
  • Mid wing
  • Open cockpit
  • Truss landing gear standard
  • Easily removable wings
  • 6 gallon wing tank (optional 2nd wing tank)
  • Designed for 40HP 2-cylinder engines
  • Exposed cylinder heads or fully-cowled
  • Outstanding short field performance

 


 

1500R Specifications
Build time 300-350 hours
Engine 40 HP
Fuel Capacity 6 Gallons (12 gallons with optional 2nd wing tank)
Flight controls 3-Axis
Wingspan 25'
Wing area 112.5 sq. ft.
Length 16'
Height 5'
Empty weight 269 lbs.
Gross weight 560 lbs.
Design load factors +4.4 -1.8 G

 

1500R Performance                      
Top speed
75 mph
Cruise speed 65 mph
Stall speed 28-31 mph
Vne 100 mph
Climb rate 1000 fpm
Take-off Roll < 100 ft.
Landing Roll 210 ft.



1/2 VW Power Mini-Max, built by a member of the Tokyo flying club.



The First Mini-Max in China

Photographer Yang Weiming (Wayne Yang) has become quite a celebrity by building and flying one of the first amateur-built aircraft in China - a Mini-Max 1500R Sport with a custom cowl and tricycle gear. Homebuilt aviation is just starting to take off in China and unfortunately some builders have used questionable designs and inferior materials. Wayne wanted to show his countrymen that an "average" guy could build a well-engineered, safe aircraft on a limited budget. As you can see, he achieved his dream!




1500R Sport Complete Kit

Complete 1500R Sport Mid-Wing Airframe Construction Kit.

 

SAVE 5% BY BUYING THE COMPLETE KIT VERSUS SUB KITS SEPERATELY!

 

Note: A $250.00 crate fee will be applied plus shipping cost.

 

 Note: ALL KITS BEING SHIPPED OVERSEAS WILL GET STEWART SYSTEM AS A REPLACEMENT DUE TO HAZARD SHIPPING. THIS REPLACES 1 GALLON POLY-BRUSH, 2 QUARTS POLY-TAK AND 1 QUART MEK WITH 1 GALLON EKOBOND AND 1 GALLON EKOFILL.

$6,880.00

  • Available
  • Shipping Time: more than 5 days1

Wing Rib Sub-Kit - 1100-1700

Includes all the materials to make a complete set of wing ribs for the 1100 through 1700 series of aircraft. 

$579.00

  • Available
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Wing Assembly Sub-Kit

Note: A $150.00 crate fee will be applied plus shipping cost.

$1,639.00

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Fuselage Sub-Kit

Note: A $150.00 crate fee will be applied plus shipping cost.

$1,579.00

  • Available
  • Shipping Time: more than 5 days1

Wood Landing Gear Sub-Kit

$629.00

  • Available
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Empennage (tail) Sub-Kit

$399.00

  • Available
  • Shipping Time: more than 5 days1

Metal and Hardware Sub-Kit

Contains the balance of materials not already included in other sub-kits.

 

 

Note: A $150.00 crate fee will be applied plus shipping cost.

$1,663.00

  • Available
  • Shipping Time: more than 5 days1

Fabric Sub-Kit

$445.00

  • Available
  • Shipping Time: more than 5 days1

1500 Plans Package (printed)

Approx. 28 sheets, 24" x 36". 

$95.00

  • Available
  • Shipping Time: 1-3 days1

*Prices Current as of 8/10/2014 and are subject to change without notice.