1550V V-Max

4-Stroke Performance on a Mini-Max Budget

 

Some pilots prefer a 4-cycle engine, but a new or rebuilt 4-cycle certified aircraft engine is extremely expensive. Fortunately there are very good engine choices based on the reliable Volkswagen flat-4 air cooled engine. The V-Max is a perfect match for this engine. It has a much more robust airframe, especially around the engine mount, to handle the weight and power of the VW engine. And with it's curved turtledeck, engine cowling, spinner, molded wingtips and optional wheel pants, the V-Max will look as good as it flies!

 

Why 4-Cycle? Although they're heavier than an equivalent 2-cycle engines, some think 4-cycle engines are less "finicky" and more reliable*. A 4-cycle engine is very fuel efficient; at cruise the V-Max burns only 2-3 gallons per hour. That's inexpensive flying! And finally, an intangable benefit is the sound. Many pilots just like the throaty growl of a 4-cycle engine. Click on the video link below to see (and hear) the V-Max.

 

Here are some of the standard features of the V-Max

  • Mid wing 
  • Open cockpit (Optional enclosed canopy)
  • Truss landing gear standard; Optional spring steel landing gear
  • Easily removable wings
  • One 6 gallon wing tank (optional 2nd wing tank)
  • Elevator trim (Optional)
  • Outstanding short field performance

 

*2 cycle engines can be very reliable, if they are maintained and operated according to the manufacturer's instructions.

 

V-Max Specifications
Build time 325-400 hours
Engine VW 4-Stroke, 50 HP
Fuel Capacity 6 Gallons (12 gallons with optional 2nd wing tank)
Flight controls 3-Axis
Wingspan 26'-6"
Wing area 118 sq. ft.
Length 16'
Height 5'
Empty weight 400 lbs.
Gross weight 700 lbs.
Design load factors +4.0 -2.0 G

 

V-Max Performance                      
Top speed
80 mph
Cruise speed 75 mph
Stall speed 38-41 mph
Vne 110 mph
Climb rate 900 fpm
Take-off Roll < 150 ft.
Landing Roll 250 ft.





V-Max Complete Kit

Complete V-Max Mid-Wing Airframe Construction Kit. What's included in a complete 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.

$7,495.00

$6,995.00

  • Available
  • Shipping Time: more than 5 days1

Wing Rib Sub-Kit

$579.00

  • Available
  • Shipping Time: more than 5 days1

Wing Assembly Sub-Kit

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

$1,639.00

  • Available
  • Shipping Time: more than 5 days1

Fuselage Sub-Kit

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

$1,699.00

  • Available
  • Shipping Time: more than 5 days1

Steel Landing Gear Sub-Kit

$595.00

  • Available
  • Shipping Time: more than 5 days1

Empennage (tail) Sub-Kit

$429.00

  • 22 lb
  • 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.

$1,883.00

  • Available
  • Shipping Time: more than 5 days1

Fabric Sub-Kit

$445.00

  • Available
  • Shipping Time: more than 5 days1

1550 Plans Package (printed)

Approx. 28 sheets, 24" x 36".

$95.00

  • 4 lb
  • Available
  • Shipping Time: 1-3 days1

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