|M-7, MX-7, MXT-7|
|M-7-235 Super Rocket|
|National origin||United States|
|Number built||ca. 500 by 1995|
The Maule M-7 is a family of single-engine light aircraft that has been manufactured in the United States since the mid-1980s.
Design and development
Based on the Maule M-4, it is a high-wing, strut-braced monoplane of conventional configuration, available with tailwheel or optional tricycle wheeled undercarriage and frequently used as a floatplane with twin floats. The basic M-7 has a longer cabin than its predecessors the M5 & M6, with two seats in front, a bench seat for up to three passengers behind them, and (like the M-6) an optional third row of "kiddie seats" at the rear. Extra cabin windows can be fitted if the "kiddie seats" are to be used. The MX-7 uses the same fuselage as the M-6,which is a modified M5 fuselage but the same wing span as the M-5, and incorporates the increased fuel tankage, Hoerner-style wingtips and five-position flaps designed for the M-7.
- M-7-235 Super Rocket
- Similar to M-6-235 with lengthened cabin. Tailwheel undercarriage and Lycoming O-540 engine
- M-7-235B Super Rocket
- Same as M7-235 including Oleo-Strut main landing gear.
- M-7-235C Orion
- Same as M7-235B but with sprung aluminum main landing gear and Lycoming IO-540 engine.
- M-7-420 Starcraft Turboprop
- M-7-235 with Allison 250 turboprop engine
- MT-7-235 Tri-Gear
- Super Rocket with tricycle undercarriage
- MX-7 Rocket
- MX-7-160 Sportplane
- M-6 fuselage with M-5 wings. Lycoming O-320 engine
- MX-7-180 Star Rocket
- MX-7 with lengthened cabin. Optional third row of seats with windows. Lycoming O-360 engine
- MX-7-180A Sportplane and Comet
- MX-7-180B Star Rocket
- MX-7-180C Millennium
- MX-7-250 Starcraft
- MX-7 with Allison 250 turboprop engine
- MX-7-420 Starcraft Turboprop
- MX-7-235 with Allison 250 turboprop engine
- MXT-7-160 Comet
- MX-7-160 with tricycle undercarriage
- MXT-7-180 Star Rocket
- MX-7-180 with tricycle undercarriage
- Crew: one
- Capacity: four passengers
- Length: 23.67 ft (7.21 m)
- Wingspan: 32.92 ft (10.03 m)
- Height: 6.33 ft (1.93 m)
- Empty weight: 1,549 lb (703 kg) typical, equipped
- Gross weight: 2,500 lb (1,134 kg)
- Fuel capacity: 40 U.S. gallons (150 L; 33 imp gal) usable (standard)
- Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming O-540-J1A5D six cylinder, horizontally-opposed, air-cooled aircraft engine, 235 hp (175 kW)
- Propellers: 2-bladed Hartzell Propeller HC-C2YR-1BF/F8468A-6R constant speed propeller
- Cruise speed: 147 mph (237 km/h, 128 kn) maximum structural cruising speed
- Stall speed: 49 mph (80 km/h, 43 kn) flaps down
- Never exceed speed: 182 mph (293 km/h, 158 kn)
- g limits: +3.8/-1.5 g
- Maule Air (1 January 2012). "Standard Equipment – MX(T)-7 Series and M(T)-7 Series Maule Aircraft" (PDF). Retrieved 17 June 2012.
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- Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1985–86, 448
- "Private Aircraft Buyers' Guide" 1986, 39.
- "Maule develops turboprops" 1987, 16
- World Aircraft Information Files, File 901 Sheet 08
- "Maule M-7-235B Flight Manual" (PDF). Maule Aircraft. Maule Aerospace Technology, Inc. 7 June 2018. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 May 2020. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
- Federal Aviation Administration (19 February 2019). "Type Certificate Data Sheet No. 3A23" (PDF). faa.gov. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
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