Monnett Monex

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Monnett Monex
Monnett Monex.jpg
The EAA Museum's Monnet Monex
Role Homebuilt Aircraft
National origin United States of America
Manufacturer Monnett Experimental Aircraft
Designer John Monnett
First flight September 30, 1980[1]
Retired 1985
Status On display
Number built 1
Variants Sonex Aircraft Sonex

The Monnett Monex is a single seat, all-aluminium, Volkswagen powered, homebuilt racer.

Design and development[edit]

The Monex shares the same aluminium construction and basic fuselage shape as the Monnett Moni and the later Sonex Aircraft Sonex series of aircraft.[2]

Operational history[edit]

  • 1982 - Lowers-Baker-Falk 500 Race - 3rd place (efficiency), 5th place (speed)[3]
  • 1982 - World Speed Record FAI’s Class C-1a/0 185.12 mph (297,86 km/h) over 100 km
  • 1982 - World Speed Record FAI’s Class C-1a/0 182.308 mph (298,16 km/h) over 500 km


Specifications (Monnett Monex)[edit]

Data from EAA

General characteristics

  • Capacity: 1
  • Length: 15 ft 2 in (4.62 m)
  • Wingspan: 16 ft 8 in (5.08 m)
  • Wing area: 46 sq ft (4.3 m2)
  • Empty weight: 380 lb (172 kg)
  • Gross weight: 650 lb (295 kg)
  • Fuel capacity: 10 U.S. gallons (38 L; 8.3 imp gal)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Volkswagen 2180cc four cylinder air-cooled engine, 60 hp (45 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 191 kn; 354 km/h (220 mph)
  • Range: 348 nmi; 644 km (400 mi)
  • g limits: +6 -4
  • Rate of climb: 2,000 ft/min (10 m/s)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Monnett Monex". Retrieved 28 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "21 Exciting new planes". Popular Mechanics. January 1981. 
  3. ^ "Monnett Monex". Retrieved 28 Feb 2011.