MDM MDM-1 Fox

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MDM-1 Fox
Shoreham Airshow 2013 (9701025056).jpg
Role Two-seat sailplaneMDM MDM-1-fox.jpg
National origin Poland
Manufacturer Margański & Mysłowski
Designer Edward Margański
Introduction 1993

The MDM MDM-1 Fox is a Polish, composite mid-wing two-seater aerobatic glider with fixed undercarriage and conventional tail unit.

This sailplane was first displayed at the World Glider Aerobatic Championships in Venlo, Netherlands, 1993, where Jerzy Makula flew it to win the World Championship. Shortly after the Championships ended, promotional flights were arranged to enable top pilots to fly this aircraft. The Fox has since had several successes at other international competitions.[1][2]

Production stopped in 2005 after 36 had been built, but in 2011 the company announced that it would make another small batch.

MDM MDM-1-fox.jpg

Specifications[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: Two
  • Length: 7.38 m (24.22 ft in)
  • Wingspan: 14.00 m (45.93 ft in)
  • Wing area: 12.3 m2 (132.4 ft2)
  • Aspect ratio: 15.9
  • Empty weight: 345 kg (761 lb)
  • Gross weight: 525 kg (1,157 lb)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 281 km/h (175 mph)
  • Stall speed: 84 km/h (53 mph)
  • G limits: +9.0/-6.0 (one occupant), +7.0/-5.0 (two occupants)
  • Maximum glide ratio: 28
  • Rate of sink: 1 m/s (200 ft/min)

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