McCarley Mini-Mac

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Mini-Mac
Role Sport aircraft
National origin United States
Manufacturer Homebuilt
Designer Charles McCarley
First flight July 1970

The McCarley Mini-Mac was a single-seat aerobatic sport aircraft designed in the United States in the early 1970s and marketed for home building.[1] It was a conventional, low-wing cantilever monoplane with a cockpit enclosed by a bubble canopy. The undercarriage was of fixed, tricycle type with spats fitted to the prototype, as well as a small skid fitted as a tail bumper.[2] Construction was of metal throughout.[2]

Specifications (prototype)[edit]

Data from Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1977–78, 546

General characteristics

  • Crew: One pilot
  • Length: 14 ft 8 in (4.47 m)
  • Wingspan: 20 ft 6 in (6.25 m)
  • Height: 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
  • Empty weight: 514 lb (233 kg)
  • Gross weight: 800 lb (363 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × converted Volkswagen automotive engine, ? hp (? kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 160 mph (260 km/h)
  • Range: 500 miles (800 km)
  • Service ceiling: 8,000 ft (2,400 m)
  • Rate of climb: 1,000 ft/min (5.1 m/s)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Taylor 1989, 620
  2. ^ a b Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1977–78, 546

References[edit]

  • Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1977–78. London: Jane's Publishing.
  • Taylor, Michael J. H. (1989). Jane's Encyclopedia of Aviation. London: Studio Editions.